Sponsored by the College's Mercy Center, the Mercy Service Corps is a student group based around performing community service. Some students fill Federal Work-Study positions, some are working
toward AmeriCorps or other scholarships, and some are strictly volunteers who
have a passion for helping out their community. The Service Corps functions as a unit
with similar goals, meeting as a group periodically for orientation,
training, and reflection. Each member is assigned a particular project or community partner
for the year and is responsible for arranging a regular weekly service schedule. Since Service Corps members
are expected to recruit and host new volunteers at their site, all workers must be van certified or have a vehicle to bring other
students to their community partner (the service site). Members are also expected to help
with major service events throughout the academic year.
limited and priority is given to students who have demonstrated an interest in service and
leadership. But even if you haven’t had much experience in the past, the Mercy
Service Corps provides plenty of opportunities for service.
Education Award Program
Ed Awards” include a variety of service-scholarship programs. Though details
vary from program to program, in general, these typically involve 300 hours of
service in a one-year period and pay over $1000 at the end of service in the
form of a voucher which can be applied to tuition at college or graduate
- Applications are available for NEW AmeriCorps opportunities! Contact Kathryn at x7794 if
you're interested in "Great Strides," which involves working with youth in nearby
rural areas, or the "Multilingual Leadership Corps" that functions to assist others learning English.
- For more
details about how you can use the Segal Education award please visit the AmeriCorps website.
- The program is open to full- or
part-time matriculated undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, with
priority shown to previous participants. Up to four
years of full-time study can be granted, given similar financial need and satisfactory academic
- Generally, awards
range from $1,000 to $1,500.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is
required by priority deadline for full consideration.
- Work study, other student employment positions, the handbook, etc., are updated in August
and early September for the coming year.
- For more
information see the US Department of Education website.