Dixie State University

AmeriCorps Education Awards Program

AmeriCorps UCC Program

allows thousands of people in the U.S. the opportunity to serve their community and earn an education award. The main areas of service are Education, Public Health & Safety, or Community Strengthening. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members are eligible to receive a UCC AmeriCorps Education Award. Terms of service range from 300 to 675 hours with awards ranging in value from approximately $1,221 to $2,199 per year.

How the award can be used

  • Past qualified loans (financial aid loans)
  • Present tuition costs
  • Future tuition for up to 7 years
  • Any other educational expense

How it works

  1. Apply through the AmeriCorps Campus Coordinator
  2. Choose from one of three terms of service
  3. Engage in service activities and validate time through supervisor
  4. Accumulate and complete your hours
  5. Earn a service scholarship for future tuition or to reduce student loan obligations

How to qualify

  • Fill out an Enrollment Packet after completing an orientation with your AmeriCorps Coordinator
  • Be a US Citizen, US  National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • Complete a Criminal Background Check (done by AmeriCorps Coordinator)
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED

How to earn service hours

You can earn service hours through various community and education programs.
Current programs include:

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • EMS
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Office of Inclusion & Equity
  • America Reads

Contact

Mary Whitehead

Email: whitehead@dixie.edu

Office: Financial Aid and Scholarship Office