AmeriCorps: AdviseAZ

About AdviseAZ

The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enroll and complete postsecondary education.  Advisers are current college students or recent college graduates from local community colleges and institutions.  Advisers receive intensive training to order to deliver personalized, knowledgeable support on college admission, financial aid and enrollment to low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students.

What You Need to Know

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 Stipend  Transportation  Housing Education Award  Training
Bi-Monthly Reliable transportation
Must live in or near the
community in which
you are serving.
Segal Education Award.
Possible eligibility for
forbearance of
federal student loans.
Mandatory orientation
and training,
beginning  September 2019.

2019-2020 Cohort Recruitment

AdviseAZ Application Process

Applications Open: May 20, 2019
Applicant Interviews: Ongoing Until Full
Program Year Start Date: September  2019
Mandatory Orientation Training: TBD
Program Year End Date: August 2020


To Apply

Please submit a current resume, a list of three references, and an essay addressing the following questions, which also can be found in the Position Description and Application:

  1. Tell us your college story and how it will impact your role as a college adviser.
  2. How will this service position prepare you for your future career goals?

Please submit application materials via email to: Marissa Bachler at

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Applicants should apply as soon as possible, since interviews for individual high school placements can vary.

AdviseAZ High School/Community Partner RFP

The AdviseAZ program will embed well-trained, dedicated, near-peer college advisers in high schools and community sites that serve significant numbers of low-income and first-generation college-going students. The goal of the program is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education. The advisers are current college students or recent college graduates who are able to help high school students navigate the complex college exploration process, retake college admissions tests, apply to colleges that are a good match/fit, complete the FAFSA, secure financial aid, and matriculate to college.

To learn more about hosting and applying for an AdviseAZ AmeriCorps Member at your high school or community organization, please view the High School/Community Partner Request for Proposals. Applicants should apply as soon as possible. The deadline to complete the RFP has been extended to August 16th.

Questions may be directed to Arizona College Access Network program staff by calling (602)710-1366 or sending an email to

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