Students in Service
NYCC AmeriCorps Students in Service Education Award Program Grant Recipients Announced
Once again, New York Campus Compact (NYCC) has been awarded funding from Washington Campus Compact (through the Corporation for National and Community Service) to implement the Students in Service AmeriCorps Education Award Program in New York State. Students in Service fosters civic engagement among higher education students, promotes the National Service movement, and encourages positive relationships between campuses and communities. The program meets critical community needs by engaging college students in service as part-time AmeriCorps members, and fostering within them an ethic of civic responsibility.
Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive an Education Award to be applied toward outstanding federal student loans or the cost of attendance at a college or university. With rising tuition costs the education award earned upon successful completion of the program helps make service a viable opportunity for students with financial need.
This year’s program will engage at least 80 students from Cornell University, Nazareth College, Niagara University, New York University, and Rochester Institute of Technology. Participating students will contribute more than 24,000 hours of service to nonprofit organizations across the state. Collectively, they will receive more than $90,000 in education awards.
For access to detailed program information and forms, please visit:
Students in Service Official Website
2011-2012 AmeriCorps Students in Service Press Release