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College Corps program aims to help college students pay for college through volunteering – KION546

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KION-TV) — The state, alongside public and private universities, has announced a program that can reward students who serve their communities by helping them pay for their college education.

The Californians for All College Corps program will offer several benefits for students on the 45 participating university campuses who complete 450 hours of service with College Corps.

Benefits include the following:

  • a stipend of $7,000 (living allowance), plus a scholarship of $3,000;
  • Academic credit (amount and type to be determined by each partner campus);
  • Real-world work experience and skills to add to their CV;
  • Access to training, networking and professional development opportunities

State leaders said the program will also specifically help AB 540 Dreamers who participate.

CSU-Monterey Bay is one of many campuses participating in the program, which also includes San Jose State, UCLA, Cal Berkeley, CSU Chico, and CSU Bakersfield, among others.

For those attending participating schools, the site says “please stay tuned for more details this spring on how to apply to become a College Corps Fellow. We anticipate that our partner campuses will have information on applications available for their students by March 2022.”

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