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Applied Study program receives Cooperative Work Study Grant
April 15, 2005
SPRINGFIELD - The Applied Study program at the University of Illinois at Springfield recently received a $93,000 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. This is the fifth largest award among 55 ICWS grants to Illinois colleges and universities for the 2005-2006 fiscal year.
This grant, combined with matching employer contributions, will make approximately $167,000 available for paid internships for Applied Study students at UIS. No administrative costs are paid from this grant, which matches funds with participating employers to create over 55 paid internships each semester.
This is the 14th year that the Applied Study Program has received an ICWS grant. During that time, combined employer/grant contributions have made more than $1.5 million available for paid internship placements. Prior to 1992, undergraduate internships were usually unpaid.
Elaine Rundle-Schwark, interim director of applied studies at UIS, noted, “Continued ICWS funding not only complements student financial aid resources but encourages relationships between the business community and UIS undergraduate students, enabling the students to assess their goals and identify future employment – all of which results in greater success in the job market.”
The Applied Study Program offers undergraduate students paid field experiences for academic credit. Participating students work 160 to 320 hours each semester, earning up to 8 credit hours and $9 an hour. Placements are awarded through a competitive process, based on academic standing, completed course work, faculty recommendation, and interviews with participating employers.For information on these internships and other applied study options, contact the AST office at 206-6640.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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