An individual must successfully complete his or her term of service in order to receive the education award the individual is eligible to receive. An individual who is only approved to receive a discounted education award, and who leaves early for compelling personal, circumstances will receive a corresponding portion of the discounted amount.
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
To ensure that no individual receives more than the aggregate value of 2 full-time education awards, an individual who, based upon the aggregate value of education awards previously received, is not eligible to receive the entire award amount offered for a term of service, will instead receive the portion of the education award that he or she is eligible to receive. The award will be reduced (or discounted) to correspond to the remaining value of the education award for which the individual is eligible.
Yes. The individual may serve a third term in VISTA and accept the cash stipend upon successful completion. To confirm that you are eligible to serve another term, please contact your program or project sponsor.
Yes. An individual cannot receive more than the aggregate value of two full-time education awards regardless of the stream of service in which the award is earned.
Yes. The national service laws, as amended by the Serve America Act, do not differentiate between awards received prior to the effective date and those received subsequent to the effective date. All awards earned in the past will have a value attributed to them for the purposes of this section. Thus, if an individual has received two full-time education awards in the past, that individual is not eligible to receive another education award.
Yes. An individual may not receive more than the aggregate value of two full time awards.
For the purpose of the limitation on education award receipt, “value” is distinct from “amount.” The value of an education award is equal to the actual amount of the education award received divided by the amount of a full-time education award in the fiscal year in which the position upon which the award is based was approved.
The value of an education award received
The amount of the award received
The amount of the Education Award depends on the date in which the member's position was approved by the Corporation.
The amount of the full-time Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is based on the maximum amount of the Pell grant for the award year in which the Corporation approved the national service position.
The amount of the award a member may receive by completing a term in an approved national service position will change to correspond to the amount of the Pell Grant, and may change every year. However, once an award is earned the amount does not change to reflect future changes in the updated amount of the Pell Grant. Awards earned in prior years will not increase in value.
Beginning with terms of service that were supported with 2010 funds, the maximum education award amount is equivalent to the maximum value of the Pell Grant for the award year for which the national service position was approved. Approval of national service positions is managed differently for VISTA and NCCC members than for AmeriCorps State and National members. VISTA and NCCC members may be eligible for the new amount several months earlier than AmeriCorps State and National members.