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2011-2012 Campus Corps Member Application
Montana State University-Bozeman
Office for Community Involvement
Full Legal Name:
MSU Student ID #_______________
Current Local Address:
Are you currently 17 years of age or older? Yes No
Are you a current MSU-Bozeman Student? Yes No
Will you be enrolled in 6 or more credits during the 2011-2012academic year? Yes No
Academic standing during 2011-2012:
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Graduate Student
Anticipated date of graduation ______/______/______
Are you a United States Citizen? Yes No
If not, are you a U.S. National or lawful permanent resident alien of the U.S.? Yes No
Have you served in any of the following Programs? (Please Circle) Yes No
AmeriCorps VISTA AmeriCorps State AmeriCorps NCCC
If yes, what year(s) and name of specific program(s)?_____________________________________
If yes, did you receive an education award as a result of completing your AmeriCorps service
term? Yes No
Position(s) applying for:
Please list ALL Campus Corps positions you are interested in (open positions can be found on the Office for
Community Involvement website). Please list in order of preference. If interested in all open positions, please state
Do you have reliable transportation? Yes No
Do you have a work-study award for the 2011-2012academic year? Yes No Unsure
If yes, what is your award amount?_________________________________
There are two mandatory Montana Campus Corps trainings that all Members MUST attend:
Building Engaged Citizens Training: Sept. 23-25, 2011
Spring Summit: April 2012 (dates TBA)
*All costs are covered for both trainings.
Are you able to attend these trainings? Yes No
How did you hear about Campus Corps? You may check more than one.
Campus Corps Representative/Office for Community Involvement Staff
Current/Former Campus Corps or AmeriCorps Member__________________________(name)
Directly from the nonprofit organization I am applying to
Internet: List Site(s)_____________________________________________________
Faculty/MSU Staff Member
Information Session on Campus
Bulletin Board on Campus
MSU Career Services
Montana Campus Corps, MSU-Bozeman Application 2011-2012 pg. 2
I understand that MSU’s Office for Community Involvement or the Campus Corps program will perform
background checks for all AmeriCorps Members.
Applicant Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ____________
Term of Service
I understand that Campus Corps is a federally funded national service program. I understand that funding
for the position(s) I am applying to may not be awarded.
Applicant Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ____________
I certify that all statements made in this application are true, correct, and complete, to the best of
Applicant Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: _______________
MTCC REQUIRES ALL MTCC CAMPUSES AND ALL MTCC PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS TO COMPLY WITH
ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE ANTIDISCRIMINATION LAWS, INCLUDING THOSE REQUIRING MTCC
CAMPUSES AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCESS AND WORK ACTIVITIES
TO PARTICIPANTS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES SERVED BY MTCC
CAMPUSES AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS.
Montana Campus Corps, MSU-Bozeman Application 2011-2012 pg. 3
ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER, PLEASE ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
Please provide a current resume with at least your last three work experiences. Be sure to include the following
information for each job listed:
Employer's & Supervisor’s name (if different)
Position(s) held and dates
Duties and achievements
Statement of Interest
Please explain why you would like to become a Campus Corps Member in a brief narrative (2-3 paragraphs). Feel
free to be creative. We are interested in learning more about who you are and about your interests.
The Montana Campus Compact and MSU Office for Community Involvement are looking for Campus Corps
applicants with leadership potential and demonstrated commitment to community service. We define community
service in broad terms; service work may include church activities, coaching, childcare, or other relevant life
experiences. In a brief narrative (2-3 paragraphs), please describe your involvement in community service.
Please provide the following information for three professional (non-relative) references:
Relationship to you
Positions will remain open until filled.
We will not accept hand-written applications. Please TYPE all documents.
If you need assistance with your application materials, please contact MSU Career Internship & Student
Employment Services: 177 SUB, 994-4353.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS TO THE ADDRESS BELOW
MSU Office for Community Involvement
330 Culbertson Hall or 286 SUB ~ Bozeman, Montana 59717-0545
Electronic Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If mailing application materials, please mail to:
MSU Office for Community Involvement
Attn: Mandy St. Aubyn
Campus Corps Commonly Asked Questions
P.O. Box 170545
Team Leaders and Service Team positions
*For full-time Bozeman, Montana 59717-05454
Please keep the following pages for your reference.
Questions? Call 406-994-6902 or 3113
Email: Mandy St. Aubyn, Campus Corps Program Coordinator:
Montana Campus Corps, MSU-Bozeman Application 2011-2012 pg. 4
Please keep these pages for your reference
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a national service program that is similar to the Peace Corps. Citizens agree to serve a term of
service and, after successfully completing service, they receive an educational award. There are AmeriCorps
programs across the country meeting all kinds of community needs, ranging from tutoring children to refurbishing
houses for the needy to doing environmental work. Besides GETTING THINGS DONE (the AmeriCorps motto),
members also try to encourage citizens to give something back in their own communities. AmeriCorps was created
in 1993 by the National and Community Service Trust Act and most recently expanded by the Edward M. Kennedy
Serve America Act in 2009. www.americorps.gov
What is Montana Campus Corps?
Montana Campus Corps is a program of AmeriCorps. The mission of Montana Campus Corps is to actively engage
college students in meeting community-identified needs through meaningful service. The program is sponsored by
the Montana Campus Compact, a network of 19 college and university campuses located throughout Montana and
committed to renewing the public purposes of higher education. www.mtcampuscorps.org.
MSU Office for Community Involvement (OCI): A campus-based office striving to bring students into the
general community, addressing community identified needs with area agencies. The OCI coordinates a variety of
programs giving students the opportunity to be of service in the Bozeman area (e.g. MSU America Reads*America
Counts, Community Involvement Fair, BreaksAway, Service Saturdays, etc.) in addition to acting as a host site for
AmeriCorps Members through the Montana Campus Compact program. www.montana.edu/community
Do I need to be currently enrolled as a full- or part-time student in order to apply to Montana Campus
If you are applying for a full-time leader position, you should NOT be a currently enrolled college student. The
AmeriCorps regulations state that anyone who is a U.S. citizen or a legal resident and is 17 years or older may apply.
The Montana Campus Compact and the MSU Office for Community Involvement requires that participants
applying for part-time positions be enrolled during the entire academic year in a minimum of 6 credits. This does
not apply to summer members. Team Leader applicants should not be current students.
What are the monetary benefits?
Each 450 or 1700 hour participant receives an annual living allowance and an Education Award upon successful
completion of the service term and all assignments.
Service Term Education Award Living Allowance (stipend)
Full Time: 1700 Hours $5,550 $12,100/year
Quarter Time: 450 Hours $1,468 $3,200/year
What happens if I only complete a portion of the minimum service hours required?
Any participant who accomplishes fewer than the minimum number of service hours will NOT be eligible for any
part of the post-service educational award unless extenuating circumstances exist.
What other monetary benefits do Campus Corps members receive?
In addition to the Education Award received by all successful participants, full-time members (Team Leaders) can
expect to receive health care, child care (if eligibility requirements are met), and loan forbearance for the months
served as an AmeriCorps member. Quarter-time Members are not eligible for these extra benefits.
How can I use my Education Award?
Montana Campus Corps, MSU-Bozeman Application 2011-2012 pg. 5
The Education Award can be used for expenses associated with future education or to pay back qualified student
loans. The Parent PLUS loan is not among the loans that can be paid back with the AmeriCorps Education award.
You have seven years after completing your service term to utilize this award.
When would I begin?
For those applying to a position that is over the academic year, Members and Team Leaders are eligible to start on
August 15th, 2011 and have until August 14th, 2012 to complete the service term.
Can I transfer midyear to another Montana Campus Corps position on a different campus?
We do not encourage applicants who cannot complete the term at the initial campus.
How long will it take me to complete my term of service?
Full-time Team Leaders (1700 hours) at MSU-Bozeman will complete their terms of service between
August 15th, 2011 and August 14th, 2012. They must work approximately 35 to 40 hours per week to
complete their hours. The Team Leader end date is negotiable with the campus-based supervisor.
Quarter-time members (450 Hours) for the 2011-2012 year will complete their terms of service between
August 15th, 2011 and August 14th, 2012. They must work approximately 10-15 hours a week. The end
date is negotiable with the community partner and campus-based supervisor.
Weekly schedules will be agreed upon by both the campus-based supervisor, community partner and the
The training requires travel and time away from home and campus. Why is this important?
During the term of service, there will be several retreats designed to provide training sessions to members and Team
Leaders. The training sessions help develop specific leadership and civic engagement skills to assist you in
completing your service assignments, as well as cultivating professional skills that will serve you beyond the scope of
the program. The mandatory trainings are a crucial time for the entire Campus Corps (statewide) to plan, solve
problems, share best practices, and form a cohesive network of members across Montana. The trainings are also a
place where a great deal of networking and exposure to professionals in the service field occurs. Transportation,
lodging, and meals are provided at these events and members will count the hours at these events as training hours
to be applied to their minimum service hours requirement. Summer members do not have training requirements
outside of their service site.
What happens if I have to miss classes for training or another Campus Corps event?
Your attendance at the trainings is mandatory. In the event that it is necessary for you to miss class, The Montana
Campus Corps Project Director, and/or your campus supervisor at MSU-Bozeman, will assist you in notifying your
professors of the importance of these events. We will work with your professors to accommodate everyone’s needs.
I am involved in several activities on my college campus and may not have time for every aspect of this
program. Will that be a problem?
Being a member of Campus Corps is an intense experience that requires a great deal of commitment on the part of
the participant. You should NOT plan to participate in the program if your other priorities will conflict with the
program’s broad requirements.
Who will my supervisor be?
Full-Time Campus Corps Team Leaders will be supervised by the OCI’s Campus Corps Program Coordinator.
Quarter-Time Members will have a supervisor at their host site and will also be supervised by the OCI’s Campus
Corps Program Coordinator. These Members will also be supported by the full-time Team Leader.
What will my day-to-day responsibilities include?
Day-to-day responsibilities vary from campus to campus and depend upon the position. PLEASE view position
descriptions BEFORE applying.
Montana Campus Corps, MSU-Bozeman Application 2011-2012 pg. 6