Millersville University was recently granted ten part-time AmeriCorps positions for the 2013-2014 academic year in partnership with PennSERVE, the Governor’s Office on Citizen Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) and the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). AmeriCorps supports over 50,000 people each year who are dedicated to being actively involved with community service.

This award will allow 10 Millersville students to earn scholarship money while performing a significant amount of service hours within the Millersville community. This award opportunity is being facilitated by Millersville’s Office of Experiential Learning and Career Management.

The Millersville Volunteer Central office will be holding recruitment for students to participate as volunteers in next year’s AmeriCorps program until April 12. Eligible student volunteers must hold full-time undergraduate status, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Students selected to participate will first complete 300 to 450 service hours, and then receive awards in the amounts of $1,100 or $1,400. Those selected will also undergo leadership training, as well as learn about recruiting other members to the AmeriCorps program. The educational award can be used toward tuition or loan payment, or other educational needs for students upon completion of the required hours.

Melissa Wardwell, Interim Director of Experiential Learning and Career Management, said “Our student volunteers are doing such wonderful things in the community. We are so pleased to enhance their scholarship opportunities for financial support.”

For more information contact the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Management at 717-872-3312 or at MU Career Services

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