American University is proud to be a School of National Service.
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering.
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 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 student loans. The dollar amount of the education award for a year of AmeriCorps full-time service is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year.
To learn more about AmeriCorps and the Segal Education Awards, visit the AmeriCorps website.
AU's residential graduate degree programs (along with most of AU’s online degree programs) from our College of Arts and Science, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of Education, School of International Service, and the School of Public Affairs are committed to match the Segal awards of admitted students at the level of the award, up to $7395 per student for the 2023-2024 fiscal year (that is a 100% match for one award per student).
American University will require that Segal award recipients show the award amount for matching purposes. If a student has multiple Segal awards, the University agrees to match at least one of those awards and will consider additional matches.
Admitted students may also be considered for additional merit and aid awards.
For program specific information, please visit each participating school’s admissions sites.