AmeriCorps Education Awards

The Corporation for National and Community Service provides grants to national and local nonprofits, schools, government agencies, faith-based and community organizations and other groups committed to strengthening their communities through volunteering.

Students are able to use these grants in the form of AmeriCorps Education Awards toward their semester’s charges. To help you apply for your AmeriCorps funding, we have prepared a step-by-step Guide to Requesting Your AmeriCorps Award (downloadable PDF).

For faster processing, redeem your award online at https://my.AmeriCorps.gov/mp/login.do.

We will begin processing AmeriCorps Awards after the Change of Program period every semester. Awards greater than $1,500.00 will be made in two parts.  The first half of the payment will be paid at the beginning of the semester, and the second half during the midpoint of the semester.  Please note that your AmeriCorps Education Award is considered part of your financial aid package and accordingly must be reported to the financial aid office for your school.

Please allow 3-5 business days for processing. If you have questions regarding the processing of your AmeriCorps award, please email studentservices-help@columbia.edu.