What is the National Service Trust?

The National Service Trust is a fund established by the National and Community Service Act of 1993.  It is used to pay for AmeriCorps Education Awards and interest that accrues on qualified student loans for those who have successfully completed approved terms of national service.  The money is kept in an account in the U.S. Treasury and is invested in Treasury securities.


The Office of the National Service Trust (frequently referred to as the Trust) is the office within the Corporation for National and Community Service that manages all of the various functions related to the AmeriCorps Education Award.  These functions include: