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LCSC Work Scholars Overview 2015-2016

LCSC Work Scholars provides the opportunity for students to acquire professional skills and gain experience while offsetting the need to rely on student loans, reducing tuition costs, and offering a pathway to employment after graduation.
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Charlette Kremer

on 9 June 2016

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Transcript of LCSC Work Scholars Overview 2015-2016

Students who:
The average Idaho student graduates with $26,751 in student loan debt.
Who is Eligible?
Why Work Scholars?
How Does it Work?
It is estimated that by 2018, 61% of all jobs in Idaho will require either a college degree or certificate.
In 2014, 68% of Idaho students took on debt to attend a public or private university.
Up to 20 Work Scholars will be selected
Students work on-campus jobs during academic year
Receive tuition scholarship and bi-weekly stipend to cover expenses
Supervisor/advisor/Work Scholar meet at 4 weeks, mid-term, 12 weeks and end-of-semester
Connecting Learning to Life
What is Work Scholars?
How Many Hours of Work?
LCSC Work Scholars provides the opportunity for students to acquire professional skills and experience while offsetting the need to rely on student loans, reducing tuition costs, and offering a pathway to employment after graduation.
Students work the equivalent of 10 hours/week at assigned position
May work up to additional 6 hours/week depending department need
+ Sites receive prior approval
+ Sites are responsible for paying additional time as IH
+ May retain student throughout summer as IH
Lewis-Clark State College Work Scholars
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Have a financial need
+ Full or partial Pell Grant eligible
+ No financial aid except student loans
Are full-time
Are at least a sophomore
Are in academic or professional-technical programs
Are Idaho residents


Note:
May apply for internship to receive credit for work
May be eligible for additional assistance from Idaho Department of Labor (income guidelines and age limitations apply)
Participation limited to sophomore or higher
Volunteer service will be a requirement of all Work Scholars
How Do Students Find a Job?
Students apply for positions based on major, career interests, and available openings

Coordinate and collaborate with Work Scholars' academic/P-T advisor
Act as mentors and educators
+ Workplace policies and procedures
+ Learning goals
Ensure jobs are meaningful and necessary
Schedule work hours to accommodate classes
Verify student work hours
Perform mid-year and end-of-year evaluations
Attend the Work Scholars orientation
Support and reinforce the learning objectives for the position


Role of Supervisors
Monthly Meetings
Review Seven Performance Expectations
Attendance
Accountability
Teamwork
Initiative
Respect
Learning
Job-specific expectations
Questions?
Contact Charlette Kremer
cpkremer@lcsc.edu
792-2166
Students cannot receive federal, state or JOB work-study payments while serving as a Work Scholar.
Work Scholar positions and scholarships will last for one academic year (fall and spring semesters only) renewable each year
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