AmeriCorps honors UW Bothell students during AmeriCorps Service Week

Friday, May 14, 2010
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AmeriCorps honors UW Bothell students during AmeriCorps Service Week
BOTHELL, Wash. - Eight University of Washington Bothell students will earn nearly $10,000 in scholarship dollars because of their participation in the AmeriCorps Students in Service program.

Students in Service is an AmeriCorps program that encourages and supports college and university students to make a difference in their communities by agreeing to a minimum one year term of service at a community nonprofit agency. In addition to earning valuable civic and workforce skills, students can earn an education award of up to $2,362 that can be used to pay tuition or student loans.

During the 2009-10 program year over 1,000 Students in Service members in Washington and Idaho have contributed 520,200 hours of service. In addition, they have earned nearly $1.5 million in scholarships dollars, generating over $10 million in value to the communities they serve.

"Students in Service provides thousands of students the opportunity to serve their community," said Jennifer Dorr, Washington Campus Compact executive director "Not only does this program benefit students, but communities also receive a significant contribution of time and energy from students. We're delighted to honor their service during AmeriCorps Week."

AmeriCorps Week provides the perfect opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners, friends, and the UW Bothell community to celebrate the achievements of our students.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.