The John Carroll University Graduate School is proud to announce that five academic programs have been approved as Schools of National Service for AmeriCorps alumni. This recognition highlights the University’s acceptance of the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and enhances John Carroll’s ability to welcome AmeriCorps alumni as graduate students.
"This announcement reflects the shared commitment of John Carroll University and AmeriCorps to serving others,” said Dr. Rebecca E. Drenovsky, Dean of Graduate Studies. “We are delighted to help connect Americorps volunteers with graduate programs at John Carroll that emphasize our role in creating a more just world. Given the synergy between the missions of Americorps and our own, we welcome this partnership.”
As part of the Schools of National Service recognition, John Carroll’s Nonprofit Administration, Theology and Religious Studies, Education, Biology and Business graduate programs will extend special consideration to AmeriCorps members who have completed one or two years of service and are interested in attending graduate school.
The AmeriCorps program is a service program for post undergraduates to serve one to two years in the community. AmeriCorps alumni receive the Segal Education Award at the end of their service, which can be used to pay educational expenses, such as graduate school tuition at eligible institutions, or repay qualified student loans.
AmeriCorps mission statement is “to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based direct national and community service.”
JCU’s mission is “As a Jesuit Catholic university committed to academic rigor, inclusive excellence, and care for the whole person, John Carroll inspires individuals of intellect and character to learn, lead and serve in the community and throughout the world.”