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What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is one of three programs run by a federal agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps is a National Service organization similar to the Peace Corps but based in the United States. AmeriCorps members serve a term of service either individually or on a team through thousands of programs nationwide to help meet unmet community needs.

What is Indiana ScholarCorps?

Indiana ScholarCorps is the AmeriCorps State program for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.  The program is overseen by the Program Director who works to recruit and maintain members at the Indiana postsecondary education service sites. Members are then directly managed by their Site Supervisor. Members serve full time (1700 hours/year) from September 24th to August 15th of the following year.

Service Description and Benefits of Service

The primary function will be to act as a peer mentor to freshman and sophomore 21st Century Scholars located on campus. In this capacity, the AmeriCorps member will be charged with connecting Scholars to support services in alignment with four programmatic goal areas:

1) Academic Performance and Persistence
2) Student Engagement and Enrichment
3) Career Exploration and Preparation
4) Financial Literacy and Debt Management

The AmeriCorps Member will receive training and participate in National Days of Service as a member of the statewide AmeriCorps program. 

At completion of a term, members receive an Education Award totaling $5,550.  During service, Member benefits include: a Living Stipend of $17,500 before taxes, Health Care (if qualified), Child Care, Loan Forbearance (if qualified), personal and professional development!

Qualifications to Serve

AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. Members must also have a high school diploma or equivalent by the end of their service. Applicants can apply online at http://www.americorps.gov/.

Visit the ScholarCorp website  for a current list of members and additional outreach information, or contact Emily Sellers, 21st Century Scholars Outreach Coordinator, at ESellers@che.in.gov or call (317) 464-4400 ext. 140.

Scholar Corps, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and AmeriCorps do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, national origin, color, political affiliation, religion, age or disability.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided upon request.

Current ScholarCorp Members

ScholarCorps AmeriCorps members are placed at select colleges and universities across Indiana and serve as an on-campus resource to freshman and sophomore 21st Century Scholar students enrolled at that institution. The ScholarCorps AmeriCorps program aims to increase 21st Century Scholar retention and success by providing on-campus programming, direct support and connecting students to various on-campus resources, information and services needed to be successful in college. Each ScholarCorps AmeriCorps member will be charged with providing Scholars with resources in alignment with four programmatic goal areas, including: 1.) Academic Performance and Persistence, 2.) Student Engagement and Enrichment, 3.) Career Exploration and Preparation, and 4.) Financial Literacy and Debt Management. For more information, please click here.

 

Institution

ScholarCorps Member

Phone

E-mail

Ball State University

LeAnna Level

765-285-8072

llevel@bsu.edu

Indiana State University

Jelisa Brown

812-237-2909

Jelisa.Brown@indstate.edu

Indiana University – Bloomington

Precious McMillon

812-856-1579

prmcmill@imail.iu.edu

Indiana University – East

Jessica Baker

765-973-8267

jlb21@iue.edu

Indiana University – Kokomo

Carol Freeman

765-455-9367

carofree@iuk.edu

Indiana University – Northwest

Shannon Collins-Clark

219-981-4354

sc34@iun.edu

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

Cicelle Beemon

260-481-6438

beemcd01@ipfw.edu

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Sarah Popkin

317-274-1066

spopkin@iupui.edu

Indiana University – South Bend

Lily Winters

574-520-4342

acwinter@iusb.edu

Indiana University – Southeast

John Kummer

812-941-2675

kummerj@ius.edu

Ivy Tech Community College – Central (Indianapolis, IN)

Ben Vanderhoff

317-921-4266

bvanderhoff_ne@ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech Community College – East Central (Marion, IN)

Jennifer Smith

765-651-3100 ext. 3302

jsmith950@ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast (Fort Wayne, IN)

Claire Baker

260-482-9171

cebaker_ne@ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech Community College – Lafayette

Luke Hoffmann

765-269-5272

lhoffmann_ne@ivytech.edu

Ivy Tech Community College – Terre Haute

Sierra Jackson

812-298-2281

sjackson171@ivytech.edu

Purdue University – West Lafayette

Crissy Travis

765-496-2933

catravis@purdue.edu

Purdue University – Calumet

Gustavo Lopez

219-989-8414 ext. 8414

mailto:Gustavo.Lopez@purduecal.edu

University of Indianapolis

Jasmine Deskins

317-791-5616

deskinsj@uindy.edu

University of Southern Indiana

Catherine Carver

812-464-1875

cgcarver@usi.edu

Vincennes University

Justin Robinson

812-888-5501

mrobinson@vinu.edu