This plan to formalize the work-integrated learning components of the work-study
program is a timely one, says Chris Busch, acting executive director of Co-op, Career & Employment Services.
Research by various agencies and economists has concluded that the work-study
program both increases the likelihood that participating students will graduate and also that they will find jobs after graduation - particularly in the case of low-income students.
Since it was launched in 1964, work-study
has enjoyed bipartisan support and proposed cuts were met with criticism from advocates, Democrats and some Republicans.
The OSCAR Federal Work-Study
Research Assistantships are intended to meet the "discovery" and "scholarly inquiry" levels shown in Figure 1.
The Jesuit Social Justice Dialectic and the Corporate Work-study
Perhaps less well known is the opportunity for colleges and universities to allocate up to 25 percent of their federal work-study
monies to students working with private, for-profit employers.
The VA will select students for the Work-Study
Allowance based on various factors, including:
One of the busiest open studios in the Big Apple, Steps on Broadway has a highly competitive work-study
program that puts dancers in command of the front desk, cafe or boutique.
Consequently, nearly half of work-study
recipients attend private, nonprofit universities and colleges.
Through many inquiries, I realized that after all students who receive work-study
awards have been placed, students who want work-study
but have not been given awards can be hired in positions that are still opened, if they apply through work-study
While Congress is still debating the fine points of the bill, many higher education organizations say work-study
will need more federal support to pay the higher wages.
And when a work-study
student recently arrived at Growden's office in pajamas and slippers, that student was sent home to change.