AmeriCorps School of National Service

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Charles Chip Massie
Executive Director of External Programs

What can AmeriCorps do for me?

KCC will support AmeriCorps students who receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and enroll at KCC full-time by:
  • Providing a tuition waiver for two AmeriCorps alumni admitted as full-time students annually.
  • Students making satisfactory academic progress may be eligible to renew their tuition waiver for a second year.
Applications are due by May of each year.


What is AmeriCorps?

Fast Facts

  • 75,000 AmeriCorps members each year.
  • AmeriCorps members serve at more than 20,000 sites.
  • Nearly 1.2 million Americans have served in AmeriCorps since 1994.
  • AmeriCorps alumni have earned more than $4 billion in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards since the program was created; more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay down student loan debt.
The Schools of National Service initiative recognizes that individuals who served in AmeriCorps bring tremendous value to the higher education or other post-secondary experience that benefit the institution, other students, and their community. AmeriCorps’ members experience, leadership skills, problem-solving ability, and commitment to civic engagement are a welcome addition to any learning environment.

In recognition of the value of their service, Schools of National Service provide incentives and awards that encourage AmeriCorps alumni to attend their institution. By participating in the program, colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions benefit.