What is the Next Generation Service Corps?
The NGSC is a scholarship program offered through the Public Service Academy within Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Through a competitive admissions process, the program accepts approximately 100 first-time freshman and 20 third year transfer students, both in-state and out-of-state, each year. All students are eligible for 8 or 4 consecutive semesters of gap funding to cover base tuition, and benefit from engaging in various leadership development training and opportunities. As an interdisciplinary program, students in the NGSC represent nearly every major offered at ASU and complete program requirements in addition to their chosen major(s), minor(s), and/or certificate(s).
The goal of the NGSC is to develop character-driven, cross-sector leaders armed with the courage to cross sectors, connect networks, and ignite action for the greater good. Students in the program will engage in rigorous coursework, regular personal and professional development, leadership training, hands-on knowledge application, and various internships. Through these combined activities, students attain the knowledge and skills to lead within their chosen fields and drive change in their communities.
Program Requirements & Policies
Students accepted into the NGSC and awarded the Public Service Academy scholarship agree to a range of requirements designed to foster their development as character-driven, cross-sector leaders and provide them with opportunities to expand their personal and professional networks. Program requirements include earning an academic certificate, completing various internships, attending mandatory events, and engaging in service focused activities. Detailed information about each requirement can be found in the corresponding sections of the PSA website.
Students must complete all requirements each semester or risk a reduction in their scholarship or removal from the program. We enforceprobation parameters specific to our program, and the scholarship maintenance parameters align loosely with those of NAmU. To remain in good standing with the program and remain eligible for their full scholarship award, students must complete all participation requirements, as well as maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and complete 30 credit hours per academic year.