California college students will have the chance to be part of a new public service program that will subsidize their tuition.
The program will start in the fall 2022 semester where 6,500 students will be deployed to do part-time work in areas of need like K-12 education disparities, climate, and food insecurity.
For 450 hours of service, each student will receive $10,000 toward their education and can also get academic credit for their work.
According to AP News, seven of the 10 University of California campuses will take part in the program as well as 16 of the 23 California State University schools and over two dozen community and private colleges.
California's state chief service officer and head of the College Corps, Josh Fryday said the program takes its inspiration from national service programs like AmeriCorps and the GI bill.
“We are making it clear here in California, like the GI bill, if you are willing to serve your community and give back in a meaningful way we are going to help you pay for college,” said Fryday.
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