Illinois State University’s Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development welcomes AmeriCorps alumni to apply for admission to the Applied Community and Economic Development Fellows Program. If accepted, fellows complete one calendar year of on-campus study, including the core courses for a master’s degree in Applied Economics, Political Science, or Sociology, and an interdisciplinary sequence in Applied Community/Economic Development. The sequence included an 11-month paid professional internship in the second year. Fellows are eligible for a graduate assistantship and stipend during the Fall and Spring semesters on campus, and a full tuition waiver over the 2-year program if they meet all eligibility and continuing program requirements. Fellows not only assist communities in need but also enhance their skills and gain credentials as development professionals. For 2012-2013, the Stevenson Center matched the AmeriCorps Education Award through:
- •Full tuition waiver
- Gradate assistantships in the first Fall and Spring semester: minimum stipend of $850/month
- Paid professional practice in second year
See http://www.stevensoncenter.org for important information regarding eligibility and program requirements.