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Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs.  The award is named after Eli Segal, a pioneer of national service and the first CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).


The award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans.  The dollar amount of the education award is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year.

Since the founding of AmeriCorps in 1994, over $1 million members have earned for than $3.3 billion in education awards.

All education award payments made on your behalf are considered by the IRS to be taxable income.  Interest payments made on your behalf are also considered taxable income.

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