LC Work Scholars Overview
LC Work Scholars provides access to higher education through work-based learning opportunities. Students offset their need to rely on student loans by earning financial assistance and gain valuable on-the-job experience offering them a pathway to employment after graduation.
- Why Work Scholars?
- It is estimated that by 2018, 61% of all jobs in Idaho will require either a college degree or certificate (Don't Fail Idaho)
- 71% of Idaho's 2015 college graduates took on debt to attend a public or private university (Institute for College Access & Success)
- The average 2015 Idaho student graduates with $ 27,639 in student loan debt (Institute for College Access & Success)
- LC Work Scholars have graduated with an average debt load of only $ 10,742, less than half the state average.
- How Does LC Work Scholars Work?
- Students work on- or off-campus jobs during the academic year
- Students receive a tuition scholarship and bi-weekly stipend to cover expenses
- Supervisor/Advisor/Work Scholar meet at 3 times each semester
- Students may apply for internship credit for work
- Volunteer service is required of all Work Scholars
- Seven Performance Expectations
- Job-specific expectations
The complete version can be found on our Applications & Forms page.
- How Many Hours Do Students Work?
- Students work the equivalent of 10 hours/week at assigned position
- May work up to additional 8 hours/week depending on department need
- Worksites receive prior approval
- Worksites are responsible for paying additional hours (minimum wage laws apply)
- Worksites may choose to employ their Work Scholar over the summer (minimum wage laws apply)
- Want More Information?
- Role of Supervisors
- Monthly Meetings
- How Do I Apply?
- Who is Eligible?
- How do I apply?
- How Does it Work?
- How Do Students Find a Job?
- How Many Hours of Work?
- How Do I Apply?