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SIT Offers New AmeriCorps Alums Scholarship

February 11, 2013


Today’s post comes from our February 2013 Career Newsletter Sponsor SIT Graduate Institute.

SIT Graduate Institute has announced it will match the Segal AmeriCorps Education award up to $5,500 and waive the application fee for all AmeriCorps Alums.  SIT offers this new scholarship to AmeriCorps alumni accepted into Master’s Degree programs in sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, international education, TESOL and Service, Leadership & Management at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.

AmeriCorps Alums are invited to apply for SIT’s 2013 master’s degree programs by April 5, 2013Click here to learn more. To read inspiring stories from AmeriCorps Alums who are current students and how SIT is leveraging their national service experience into exciting careers, please click here.

Marlee Cea in AmeriCorps NCCC.

Marlee Cea in AmeriCorps NCCC.

Many AmeriCorps alumni attend SIT, including Marlee Cea, a student in SIT’s MA in Sustainable Development. Cea served in AmeriCorps NCCC from 2010 to 2012, working from Pennsylvania to Maine, where she coordinated a restoration burn to save an endangered species and served victims of Hurricane Irene. She plans to serve in the Peace Corps to fulfill her SIT practicum, a core component of every SIT degree.

Whitney Longnecker

Whitney Longnecker

Whitney Longnecker, also a current student in SIT’s MA in International Education, served in AmeriCorps VISTA from 2009 to 2010 for Iowa Campus Compact at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. In her position, Whitney assisted students as they completed a service learning requirement, planned an all-campus service day, and developed a pre-service reflection session. Whitney’s SIT graduate degree is preparing her for a career in international education, where she plans to work on a college or university campus with study abroad or international students.

If you are interested in learning more,  SIT invites AmeriCorps Alums to attend one of their spring Open Houses at both their Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center- Register online here. For more information, please contact the admissions office at or at 1-800-336-1616.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2013 1:24 am

    Please send me information regarding financial assistance available regarding your open campus workshop participation. I am a retired educator at all levels, have Americorps experience, and two graduate degrees and a post-doctoral certificate. I have taught in the US, Australia, and Singapore, and have a life-long interest in international education, and never intend to retire until planted. I firmly believe that many senior professionals in all occupations have much to offer the world of work, and all of humanity. Thank you.


    Geralld Egan

    518 Catalina Avenue

    Vermillion, SD 57069

  2. February 13, 2013 1:25 am

    As written above.

  3. February 13, 2013 1:27 am

    Please send me the information I have already requested. Thank you.

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