Community Service Scholarships & Awards
The national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. And, upon completing your service, you can choose to receive either a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
AmeriCorps State and National
The largest of AmeriCorps programs, AmeriCorps State and National provides funds to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve in AmeriCorps State and National projects in every state, U.S. territories, and on tribal reservations. After successfully completing their term of service, they receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $5,350.
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)
A full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18–24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses, located in Denver, Colorado; Sacramento, California; Perry Point, Maryland; Vicksburg, Mississippi; and Vinton, Iowa. The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. AmeriCorps NCCC requires an intensive, 10-month commitment. Members serve in teams of eight to twelve and are assigned to projects throughout the region served by their campus. They are trained in CPR, first aid, public safety, and other skills before beginning their first service project. AmeriCorps NCCC members receive a living allowance of approximately $4,000 for the 10 months of service (about $200 every two weeks before taxes), housing, meals, limited medical benefits, up to $400 a month for childcare, if necessary, member uniforms, and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of the program.
AT&T Do Something Scholarship
There will be multiple scholarship recipients, Twenty-Five (25) $1,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship. Community Service Scholarship that is judged by the following criteria:
The scholarship applicant has faced and overcome significant adversity and has demonstrated personal growth from their experiences. Strength of Inspirational Story: The applicant has a compelling story that proves he or she not only deserves a DoSomething.org scholarship funded by AT&T, but is also ready to make the most of one. Creativity: The applicant had fun telling their story, personalizing their submission, engaging in the sharing process, and—most importantly—caught our attention. Please note: text entries should not exceed one page. Measurable Change: The scholarship applicant has produced tangible results and a measurable impact in his or her community. Longetivity: The applicant has made a strong argument for their potential for growth in a lasting, meaningful way, as a result of receiving a DoSomething.org scholarship funded by AT&T.
The Pearson Foundation is proud to present the Pearson Prize for Higher Education, a two-tiered award that identifies students who are giving back to the community.
The Pearson Prize supports students who have:
- Completed at least one year of college;
- Demonstrated leadership in community service;
- Been attending a two- or four- year school.
Service Impact Award
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to learn about important innovations using service to impact key issues. These best practices in solution driven service will help to further the agency’s mission while recognizing outstanding impact in communities accomplished through service and volunteering. Specifically, CNCS seeks nominations for the “Service Impact” awards from grantees, strategic partners and service participants that exemplify the best in national and community service in the key issue areas of the Serve America Act and disaster services.
Students In Service Awards
Together, Washington Campus Compact and Inspireum have created the Students in Service Awards™ program to search the nation for outstanding college students who deserve recognition and reward for their inspirational efforts to address social and environmental challenges facing our communities.