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AmeriCorps Student Leaders in Service
About the Program
AmeriCorps Student Leaders In Service (SLIS), scholarships for service is a complimentary program to Community Work Study in which students connect with community agencies, campus-based service projects and service learning projects within the classroom. This AmeriCorps program awards scholarships to students upon completion of 300, 450, 675 or 900 community service hours in one year. Students can use this award in addition to their federal work study award or community-based co-op, earning money towards current or future college expenses. SLIS is the only program which engages college students as part-time AmeriCorps members. It involves approximately 35 of the Massachusetts Campus Compact member campuses with a commitment to the value of service in education and to fulfilling their public trust by graduating people who are active participants in civic life. SLIS is designed to both acknowledge and advance their efforts, placing students at the core. For the 2012-2013 year, Wentworth was awarded with 12 SLIS awards. Current SLIS students are doing a variety of different things to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship, including: redesigning a T-stop in Revere with the Community Design Resource Center, coordinating and planning various Center programs, working in local schools as tutors and mentors, and doing co-ops with Habitat for Humanity.