Stennis Service Corps

Program Description

This new Stennis Center program is intended to “foster a sense of civic responsibility among the youth of the United States,” which is straight from the Center’s enabling legislation P.L. 100-458—Oct. 1, 1988; Subtitle B. The new program is known as the Stennis Service Corps (SSC). The key components of SSC are to encourage national service/volunteerism and promote public service as a career choice. The program’s motto is “Public Service: Learn by Doing.” SSC establishes a goal of having secondary and post-secondary students, along with college students, contribute at least 50 service hours at a government agency — at any level of government — or a non-profit organization. The service hours will be tracked using a service database. Once the hours are fulfilled, students will be recognized with a certificate and made eligible to qualify for a public service fellowship. The fellowship will support opportunities for college students to intern at government or non-profit organizations during the summer and will include a $5,000 stipend.

This new Stennis Center program is intended to “foster a sense of civic responsibility among the youth of the United States,” which is straight from the Center’s enabling legislation P.L. 100-458—Oct. 1, 1988; Subtitle B. The new program is known as the Stennis Service Corps (SSC). The key components of SSC are to encourage national service/volunteerism and promote public service as a career choice. The program’s motto is “Public Service: Learn by Doing.” SSC establishes a goal of having secondary and post-secondary students, along with college students, contribute at least 50 service hours at a government agency — at any level of government — or a non-profit organization.

The service hours will be tracked using a service database. Once the hours are fulfilled, students will be recognized with a certificate and made eligible to qualify for a public service fellowship. The fellowship will support opportunities for college students to intern at government or non-profit organizations during the summer and will include a $5,000 stipend.

One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841

One Research Boulevard, Suite 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409 • Fax (662) 325-8623

201 Mass. Avenue, NE, Suite C-7, Washington, DC 20002 

(202) 546-1837 • Fax (202) 546-3841