The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received for 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 the service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.

Education Awards may be used to pay costs of attendance at qualified post-secondary educational institutions, as well as to 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 from year to year. Currently, AmeriCorps 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 of 2014, MTCC’s board voted to match the Segal AmeriCorps Education award. Below are the MTCC affiliate campuses that have formally committed as of June 5, 2015. Note that these matches are for current, active students.

Guidance and and FAQ on the MTCC Segal Education Award matching initiative.

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:
Danelle Whitten
Financial Aid Office n(406)756-3842

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

Great Falls College MSU will commit to match eight (8) Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for the 2015-2016 year (or a maximum of $8000). The amount of each match will equal the students' Segal award up to $1000, when used for qualifying educational expenses at Great Falls College MSU. Matching awards will be given on a first come-first-served basis.

Contact Information:
Financial Aid Office (406) 771-4334

Helena College will award two $1000 matching scholarships annually.

Contact Information:
Financial Aid (406)-447-6900

Montana State University will provide a $1000 match to 40 students per year for a five year period. Priority will be given to Montana residents that have served in Montana.

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 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 $1000.00 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 an incoming freshman or transfer student for their first year at the institution.

Contact Information:
Financial Aid, Jessica Francischetti (406)-657-1041

University of Providence will provide match for two AmeriCorps Education Awards with maximum $1000 match in the form of an Institutional Scholarship. Should additional eligible students apply, the university will consider additional awards on a case-by-case basis.

Contact information:
Financial Aid
Kelli Engelhardt (406)-791-5237

The University of Montana will provide $1000 matches to AmeriCorps alums using the Education Award. 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