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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 can also earn scholarships to aid with education and training.

The CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship

Corpsmembers who complete a full year of service and meet the CCC’s core training program requirements are eligible to earn a CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship worth $2,000. Additional scholarships are available to qualified Corpsmembers.

The CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship may be used to further Corpsmember development through education, trainings, or apprenticeship programs approved by the CCC. It expires two years after a Corpsmember leaves the program. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, books, supplies, transportation, room, and board.

For questions on the CCC Brad Duncan Scholarship, contact


AmeriCorps Education Award

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. Depending on the length of their service term, Corpsmembers can earn more than $6,000 per year. The award is valid for seven years. Corpsmembers can use their award for a variety of traditional and nontraditional training, as well as study abroad programs; refer to the link above for more details.

To serve in an AmeriCorps program, Corpsmembers must be either United States citizens or lawful permanent residents.

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