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Concordia University, St. Paul Invests in AmeriCorps Alums

July 29, 2014

Today’s post is from our July 2014 Career Newsletter sponsor Concordia University, St. Paul. For questions about this university’s scholarship, please contact Concordia via email at online@csp.edu or by phone at 1-888-859-0641.

Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) provides $5,000 to AmeriCorps graduates who enroll in any CSP undergraduate or graduate program. Founded nearly 125 years ago as an institution dedicated to service-minded students, we highly value AmeriCorps Alums for their interest in service and the professional skill development and work experience that they gained through AmeriCorps.

We enroll more than 1,500 adult undergraduate and graduate students in online, blended or in-class cohorts. All of our students bring unique experiences from their professional lives that benefit their fellow cohort members, who stay together for the duration of the program. Concordia offers an array of programs, including degrees in business, finance, education and more.

Emily Stage (’06, ’11) AmeriCorps and Concordia Alum shares her story:

Emily Stage with her family

Emily Stage with her family

My experience with AmeriCorps built upon my undergraduate experience with Concordia and prepared me for a master’s program down the road. I knew that I was passionate about mentorship and urban education, so when AmeriCorps matched me with an at-risk middle school mentoring program, it was a perfect fit.

Later, in my Concordia graduate program, I was able to connect and share so many of my AmeriCorps experiences with course lessons, which really allowed me to flourish in the program. I then began working in a program called Upward Bound. It was so rewarding when I ran into some of the students in the halls of the high school that I worked at. These were some of the middle school kids that I worked with through AmeriCorps, kids who were deciding whether to stay or drop out, and some of them trickled into Upward Bound!

If you’re looking for a university responsive to the needs of today’s students that offers relevant skills employers need and real preparation for thoughtful living and service, we invite you to explore Concordia University, St. Paul.

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