AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens. AmeriCorps State and National members must be age 17 or older. An individual may serve up to four AmeriCorps State and National service terms. All individuals must complete a criminal history check. Individuals who have been convicted of murder and those who are required to register on a sex offender public registry are not eligible to serve in AmeriCorps.
If you do not meet the citizenship or age requirements, or you have already served four (4) terms of AmeriCorps service, you are not eligible to be an AmeriCorps member. If you are ineligible, please answer “No” to the question in the Relay AmeriCorps application and you will receive a Relay Residency Scholarship to cover your deferred tuition instead. Relay will not ask the reason for your ineligibility.