Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and Match

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received for successfully completing a term of national service in AmeriCorps programs, including AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, and AmeriCorps State and National. The award is named after Eli Segal, one of the pioneers of the national service movement and the first CEO of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Upon successful completion of service, AmeriCorps alums are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.

Education Awards may be used to pay the costs of attendance at qualified post-secondary educational institutions and repay qualified student loans. The dollar amount of a full-time award is tied to the maximum amount of the Pell Grant, thus, it can vary yearly. Currently, AmeriCorps and VISTA members may earn up to the value of two full-time education awards and have seven years from the date they earned each award to use it.

Montana Campus Compact Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program

In November 2014, MTCC’s board voted to match the AmeriCorps Education award up to a certain limit. Below are the MTCC affiliate campuses with formalized commitments as Schools of National Service. Please note that these matches are for current, active students. To learn more, read the following:  Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Guidance.

Following is specific information from each campus on their policy of matching the Segal Award:

Carroll College will provide a match of up to $2,000 per student award.
Contact Information:
Financial Aid Office (406) 447-5425

Flathead Valley Community College will provide up to five(5) matches of up to $1,000 per Education Award.
Contact Information: Crystal Morris, Financial Aid Office (406)756-3843

Fort Peck Community College will match at least one (1) Education Award with $1,000 per AmeriCorps Education Award. Additional requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Contact Information: Lanette Clark, Financial Aid Office 406-768-6372

Helena College will award two $1000 matching scholarships annually.
Contact Information:
Financial Aid (406)-447-6916

Miles Community College will provide up to two (2) matches of up to $1,000 per education award for all Miles Community College credit-bearing programs.
Contact information: Richard DeShields, Dean of Student Engagement & Auxiliary Services (406) 874-6226

Montana State University will provide a $1000 match to up to 40 students annually. Priority will be given to Montana residents that demonstrate financial need. Matches are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Contact Information: Financial Aid (406) 994-2845

MSU Billings will commit to match (3) $1,000 matches annually.
Contact Information: Financial Aid: (406) 657-1789

MSU Northern will commit to match $1000.00 tuition waiver for one year over two semesters.
Contact Information: Financial Aid (406) 265-3787

Montana Tech will match up to three (3) individual Segal Americorps Education Awards at $1000.00 each per academic year. The total match commitment per academic year is $3,000.00. The match will be a tuition waiver of up to $1000.00 per student per year, $500 per semester.
Contact Information: Financial Aid Office (406) 496-4223

Rocky Mountain College will award $1,000 in a matching scholarship to incoming freshman or transfer students for their first year at the institution.
Contact Information:  Financial Aid, Jessica Francischetti (406)-657-1041

The University of Montana will provide $1000 matches to AmeriCorps alums using the Education Awards, not to exceed the cost of tuition the student is paying. The $1,000.00 match may not be combined with any other UM Scholarship.
Contact Information: Financial Aid Office (406) 243-4218

The University of Montana Western will match up to three (3) individual Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards at $1000.00 each per academic year. Total match commitment per academic year is $3,000.00. Match will be in the form of tuition waiver up to $1000 per student per year.
Contact Information: Financial Aid Office (406) 683-7511