AmeriCorps Matching Award

AmeriCorps alumni interested in using their Segal Education Award for graduate study at the George Washington University may be eligible to have their award matched by GW.




Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a current or incoming GW graduate student
  • Be an AmeriCorps alumni and apply your Segal Education award to qualifying education expenses related to graduate study at GW
  • Be studying in an eligible school on the Foggy Bottom, Virginia Science and Technology, Mount Vernon, GW Alexandria Education Center or Corcoran Campuses*

*This award is not applicable for study at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the GW Law School, the GW School of Nursing or for Distance Education programs.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the application form (accessed via the fellowships application portal) prior to the start of the semester when you'd like to use your AmeriCorps funds.
  2. Attach supporting documentation of the total amount of AmeriCorps funds available to you AND your AmeriCorps payment request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I apply for AmeriCorps matching funds before I have been accepted to GW?

While you can apply prior to being accepted into GW, we recommend submitting the application post acceptance to prevent delays in processing.

How much can I request?

GW will match AmeriCorps funds but the matching award will not exceed total tuition costs. Matching awards do not cover fees.

When does AmeriCorps release their payments?

AmeriCorps releases their tuition payments in two transactions during the semester independent of GW’s calendar.

Will I get a late fee if AmeriCorps has not released their payments yet?

AmeriCorps distributes their awards independent of GW’s academic calendar. It is therefore your responsibility to make sure that your account is not delinquent.