How to request an Award Extension

Requesting an extension of your Education Award is a very simple process, just follow the steps below:

1. Click on Create Award Extension.

2. Verify that all of the pre-populated information on your request form is correct.

3. Select the appropriate reason from the drop-down list and provide a brief explanation in the comments box.

4. Attach documentation, if any, by using the browse button

5. Click the "submit" button. Your Award Extension request will be sent to the National Service Trust for review.


 If a member does not have access to the internet, a written request must be submitted to the Trust. All written requests, along with documentation meeting the criteria for an extension and which verifies the reason for the request should be sent to the Trust at:


Corporation for National and Community Services

National Service Trust

250 E Street, SW

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20525


The Trust responds to all extension requests, in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the written request provided that there are no extenuating circumstances. All requests must be received or postmarked before the award expires.


See also:

What is considered an appropriate and compelling circumstance?

What if I can’t find the basis for my extension request listed in the drop-down list?

How do I attach my substantiating documentation?

What type of documents should I attach?

How can I check the status of my Education Award request?

What does it mean if I receive notification that the Trust needs additional information to grant my

Can I request more than one extension for my Education Award?