The Michigan Service Scholars Program [MSS] provides $400,000 annually in education awards state-wide to students attending Michigan Campus Compact [MCC] member campuses through a grant from The Michigan Community Service Commission and The Corporation for National and Community Service. Students willing to complete 300 hours of community service during one calendar year will receive a $1,175 AmeriCorps education award, to be used for qualified educational purposes. Community service hours can be completed during the academic year and/or over class breaks. To complete 300 hours during a regular academic year, students would need to average 9.5-10 hours of community service per week. 


Michigan Service Scholars Facts

* Grant-funded AmeriCorps program
* Competitive application process
* 300 hours of volunteer work during one calendar year
* Education award for successful completion


In order to enroll in the MSS program you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • be at least 17 years of age
  • be enrolled at a Michigan Campus Compact 
  • be able to provide photo identification
  • have a current/working e-mail address


Previous MSS Members: 

2012-2013Hannah Chamberlain
Christina Milne
Kimberly Klieber
Tasha Watkins
Kristin Jordan
Yvonne Watkins

Christopher Barnes
Frances DePalma
Elijah Hartman
Elton Tate
Darcey Wilson

Katelyn Addy
Anna Spens


How do I apply? 
Please contact Davey McConnell at to receive a member application. In order to enroll in the program, you must attend a mandatory enrollment training in order to complete all enrollment paperwork, be informed about AmeriCorps regulations and the requirements of the MSS program. MSS member applications are available in the fall and typically due mid-October.


For more information about the Michigan Service Scholars program contact:
Davey McConnell, Office of Leadership Programs or (248)-204-2416.