Interested in Joining Work Scholars?

Interested in potentially graduating debt free, or reduced your reliance on school loans? Want to connect your college to career with valuable work experience and a get a head start building a strong professional network? If you answered yes to any of these, then LC Work Scholars could be for you!

Your Guide for Applying

Students are eligible if they...

  • Are an Idaho resident
  • Are seeking a 2- or 4-year degree
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Registered full-time student at LC State
    *If selected, must enroll in 12 or more credits with LC State each semester
  • Have completed 26 credits 
    *If offered a spot in LC Work Scholars, students must surpass the 26 credit minimum prior to the semester starting in Work Scholars program.
  • Demonstrate financial need:
    • Full -or- partial Pell Grant eligible
    • an EFC less than or equal to $11,092.50 as determined by your 2023-2024 FAFSA (for questions regarding EFC or FAFSA, please contact Financial Aid)
  • Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for the program

Check LC Work Scholars Eligibility Policy to view or download all eligibility requirements.

*In situations where eligibility is unclear, eligibility may be reviewed by the LC Work Scholars Eligibility Committee.

**Eligibility for LC Work Scholars may be subject to review if student receives resources in excess of $3750 per semester ($7500 per year) from scholarships, grants (other than Pell), outside agencies, etc.

  • Receive a $ 7,388 scholarship each year
  • Receive a $ 1,500 stipend each year
  • Gain on-the-job experience
  • Develop a professional network
  • Geared to help students earn their Career Readiness micro-credential
  • Potentially get internship credit

  • Students interview with worksites in their career field
  • Selected students work on- or off-campus during academic year
  • Program openings vary semester to semester
  • Students receive tuition scholarship and bi-weekly stipend to cover expenses
  • Students benefit from additional advising and mentoring
  • Students may apply for internship to receive credit for work
  • Volunteer service is required of all Work Scholars

  • Students work the equivalent of 10 hours/week during academic year
  • Worksites may hire their students for up to an additional 8 hours each week during the academic year (students are compensated by the worksite directly for these additional hours - minimum wage laws apply)
  • Worksites are encouraged to hire their Work Scholar during summer and winter breaks
  • Work Scholars are also required to complete one volunteer and two professional development opportunities each semester (these are offered through the program - or can be chosen by the student based on academic interests).

  • Hiring occurs once every semester. Students apply for a position in the Work Scholar program through their Handshake account.
  • Download the application and submit it through the Handshake job posting.
  • Applicants will be scored based on their resume, application, and interview.
    • Want to see how the scoring works? Check out the scoring rubric. Students with the highest scores will then interview with their selected worksites.
    • Applicants who are offered an interview are asked to be prepared with their 3 top choices of the listed job descriptions.
  • Review the list of openings at approved worksites.

If you need help with the application process, the Student Employment - Career Center can assist you!

  • Students submit an application and resume to the program office
  • Eligible students interview with LC Work Scholars program office
  • Students apply for positions based on major and career interest
  • Read openings for a list of current worksites
  • Work site supervisors conduct interviews and make final hiring decision