Alumni Resources

Using Your Education Award

How To Access and Use Your Education Award

Login to my.americorps.gov and click the 'My Education Award' link on the left side of the page.

After you complete your program the UCC office will exit you from AmeriCorps. It can take up to one month for your exit paperwork to clear. Once you have been exited a new option will show up on your My Americorps Portal, under “My Education Award” which allows you to pay your lending institution or Title IV School of choice. Be sure to read through the FAQs available at the AmeriCorps website as it will answer most of your questions. There are many institutions that will match your AmeriCorps award or have additional scholarships for AmeriCorps alums. You have seven years to use your award (some exceptions can be made).

Your Education Award is managed by AmeriCorps, not UCC. If you are having trouble using your education award, or have additional questions, please call the AmeriCorps Hotline at 1-800-942-2677. 

Please NOTE: your education award WILL count as income on your taxes during the year that you use it. The 1099 Tax Form can be found on your My AmeriCorps (my.americorps.gov) account .

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Career Resources

Join the UCC Alumni Facebook Group for updates and job postings!

Government Jobs

Want to work for the National Park Service, the Forest Service or the BLM? The place to look for all of those jobs, and more, is USAJobs! 

Applying for jobs on www.usajobs.gov can be a little tricky. It is highly recommended that you read up on some tips before creating a profile.The USAJobs help center has some helpful tips. There are also great tutorials on YouTube

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Other Conservation Jobs

Conservation Job Board: Find jobs in conservation, natural resources, ecology, wildlife, forestry, botany, marine biology, fisheries, and environmental education. 

Texas A&M: A great place to find biology and conservation related jobs. 

National Wildlife Federation: You can search for jobs, internships, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities. Internship opportunities are nationwide and in the areas of conservation, education, fundraising, communications, legal work, and publications. 

Grand Canyon Trust Job Board: Listing of open conservation positions from Grand Canyon Trust and associated partners across the Colorado Plateau.

Zip Recruiter Conservation Jobs: Find jobs in conservation fields.

Other Outdoor Jobs

Love working outdoors but tired of swinging a pick all day? There are tons of opportunities that will get you outside! Consider working with a guiding program, working at a resort, working as an environmental educator, or working at a summer camp. 

Backdoor Jobs: has listings for short-term adventure jobs and international opportunities. 

Coolworks: Jobs in great places! Features short-term jobs, summer jobs, and non-government jobs within many national parks. 

Outdoor Industry Jobs: Includes winter sports, bike industry, and flyfishing jobs, as well as many others! 

Outdoor Education: A list of current outdoor education jobs. 

Resort Jobs: Features worldwide resort jobs with ski and snowboard resorts, camps, national parks, cruise ships, restaurants and hotels 

Zip Recruiter Wildlife Jobs: Find jobs in Wildlife and Biology.

General Career Resources

Need help creating a resume, working on a cover letter, or other application tips?  

Resume-help.org: Has plenty of sample resumes to look at, as well as helpful tips. 

Georgetown University: Has a simple guide for writing a cover letter. 

Environmental Graduate Programs: Conservation Job Board Network. Lists many environmental graduate programs in the US in a single search platform.

Also, if you are a current or former college student don't be afraid to reach out to your college's career center! Most colleges and universities have folks on staff who can sit down with you and help you build or edit your resume.

Want To Go To College In Utah?

The Utah State University College of Natural Resources is one of the top natural resources colleges in the country, as well as one of the most affordable. Most of our full-time seasonal members can even get in-state tuition relatively quickly! Find out more about the QCNR!

Want To Keep Working For Conservation Corps?

There are conservation corps all over the country! Check out The Corps Network's website to find out more!

Finally, Stay up to date with UCC by following us on Instagram @UtahConservationCorps!