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Corpsmembers can earn up to $8,000 in scholarships during their first year of service.

Educational Opportunities

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In addition to the skills, work experience, and education they gain while in the CCC, Corpsmembers also have an opportunity to earn scholarships to aid with post-CCC education and training. Below are descriptions of the scholarships that are currently offered.

The CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship

Corpsmembers who complete a full year of service and complete the CCC’s core training program requirements are eligible to earn the CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship worth $2,000. An additional second year scholarship of $2000 is available to qualified Corpsmembers.

The CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship can only be used to further education or training after completion of one year in the CCC. It expires two years after a Corpsmember leaves the CCC. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, books, supplies, transportation, room, and board.

For questions on the CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship, contact


AmeriCorps Program Partnerships and Scholarship Opportunities

Through a partnership with AmeriCorps, the CCC offers Corpsmembers the opportunity to enroll in several service programs, including The Corps Network’s Education Award Program, the Backcountry Trails Program, and the Watershed Stewards Program.

Corpsmembers who participate in CCC-AmeriCorps programs may be eligible to receive the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon completion of their service. Corpsmembers can earn up to $6,000 per year depending on the length of their service term. The award is valid for up to seven years.

To serve in an AmeriCorps program, Corpsmembers must be either United States citizens or lawful permanent residents. Prior to enrolling, Corpsmembers must provide citizenship documentation to program staff.

Corpsmembers who have completed the requirements can access their award at Any questions on accessing the award may be directed to the National Service Hotline at 1-800-942-2677.