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Brandeis’s Heller School Announces Scholarship for AmeriCorps Alums

October 23, 2009

Announcing the first EVER — AmeriCorps Alums Heller School National Service Scholarship Program.

An amazing $1 M scholarship program has been created by Brandeis University just for AmeriCorps alums and staff in recognition of your contributions to civic engagement and the greater good through the service you provide to your country and communities!  This one-of-a-kind National Service Scholarship Program is designed to honor national and community service by recognizing those who have served in AmeriCorps.

All qualified AmeriCorps alumni applicants will be considered for one or more full tuition scholarships based on a supplemental essay describing the value of and plans for continued citizen service.

In addition, $10,000 in tuition remission will be available to every AmeriCorps alumnae who attend!  The Heller School (for Social Policy and Management) also provides financial assistance through the Segal Education Award matching program, thereby raising the total Heller contribution to $15,000 for one year of AmeriCorps service and $20,000 for two years of AmeriCorps service. If you are attending the Heller School at Brandeis in one of the Masters programs you will be named “Heller School AmeriCorps Alums National Service Scholars” and be identified as having received this prestigious award in school materials, ceremonies and announcements.

All awardees will become lifelong members of the National Service Scholars Network.  Membership in this network will provide professional development benefits including an annual conference hosted by Brandeis for the scholars.

The partial tuition scholarships combined with the full tuition scholarships will provide over $1M in tuition scholarships every five years the program is in existence.

The Heller School and AmeriCorps Alums Boston will have a formal announcement event on Thursday, November 5th. Alums are encouraged to attend for more information as well as numerous opportunities to network and connect with other national service folks.  You’ll also hear from some great AmeriCorps Alums and current and former Heller School students. Enjoy FREE FOOD and DRINKS and consider the possibilities of your next steps. RSVP here.

For more information on the program, contact or go to   If you would like to host a regional kick off of the scholarship program in your area and have a Heller School representative attend, please contact us here or leave a comment below.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Lindsay permalink
    October 23, 2009 10:09 am

    Heller is a social policy and management school, fyi. The article never says what kind of school it is or what kind of programs they have.

  2. October 23, 2009 10:24 am

    Thanks Lindsay, I’ll edit to include that information.

  3. Allison permalink
    November 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    Are there any other AmeriCorps Scholarships for Alums that are not planning on attending Brandies for Grad School?

  4. November 3, 2009 4:04 pm

    There are a few schools that offer special scholarships and other perks for being an AmeriCorps Alum… however certainly not enough! You can check out the list here and also find ways to lobby the school of YOUR choice to offer more aid to national service alumni.

  5. pam permalink
    November 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    Are there any scholarships/programs to pay off student loans?

  6. Allen Gaston permalink
    November 10, 2009 7:52 am

    One or more, how many of the full tuition scholarships will be available each year?

  7. November 10, 2009 10:30 am

    Hi Pam! Here’s the one I know about:

  8. November 10, 2009 10:31 am

    Hi Allen, I would contact Heller to get more details!

  9. Juliet permalink
    November 20, 2009 10:08 pm

    Are there any scholarships/programs to pay off student loans?

    I am thinking of doing some post graduate studies in early intervention. Is there a scholarship program for post graduate studies?

  10. November 23, 2009 10:49 am


    Here’s the information we have on paying off student loans: and you can view/explore other schools who give money to alums here:

    Good luck!

  11. Marissa permalink
    February 18, 2010 1:15 am

    Are there any other scholarships for international students?

  12. February 18, 2010 12:42 pm

    Marissa, Check out our Higher Education page here for all of the resources we’ve compiled:


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