AmeriCorps Education Award Program

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a federally funded program that provides financial awards for students completing a significant number of community service hours--300 or more--in a year. SUU's program is provided through a grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service as a subgrantee to UHEAN. It awards over $300,000 to SUU students each year. 

Who should sign up?

AmeriCorps is ideal for education students doing student teaching, nursing students doing practicum hours, or any SUU student doing a significant number of community service hours.

What is required?

AmeriCorps members must be US citizens and enrolled at SUU. The enrollment process requires a one-hour orientation and enrollment paperwork. Once enrolled, members are required to submit a monthly time card reporting hours. Hours can not be counted until the enrollment process is completed.

How can I find out more?

Want more information? Contact SUU's AmeriCorps program specialist, Gabrielle Strand at