Benefits of Service in AmeriCorps Include:
Living AllowancePart-time members receive a living allowance of $6,050 (before taxes) paid over ten months at $605 per month. Quarter-time members receive a living allowance of $3,024 (before taxes) paid over ten months at $302.40 per month.
Education AwardUpon successful completion of 900 hours of service, part-time members will receive a $2,775 Education Award. Upon completion of 450 hours, quarter-time members will receive a $1,387.50 Education Award. This voucher from the Corporation for National and Community Service can be applied toward qualified student loans or tuition and is valid for seven years.
Worker’s Compensation and Loan Forbearance/Interest AccrualAmeriCorps members may request forbearance on qualified student loans, postponing their loan payments during their term of service. The National Service Trust will also repay a portion of any interest accrued on qualified student loans during the term of service.
The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program:
|Ryne Olsen, AmeriCorps member|
2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
"AmeriCorps has been a life-changing experience for me that I will never forget. I developed a relationship with a young student-athlete that will last for the rest of my life. Joining this program was one of the best decisions I have ever made."
- Download the AmeriCorps Brochure
- AmeriCorps Application Booklet
- AmeriCorps Returning Member Application
Springfield College Receives $1.6 Million AmeriCorps Grant
- The grant will support 85 students per year who become AmeriCorps members. Read more about the $1.6 Million AmeriCorps Grant.