Work Scholarship Program

Erskine College developed the Work Scholarship Program to assist students in paying the out-of-pocket costs of tuition and fees to attend Erskine. Work Scholarship Program participants are chosen by the financial aid office and are typically awarded up to $3000 per year. The program provides students with a work opportunity that will enhance individual learning and provide valuable job experience. Participation in the Program is not guaranteed from one year to the next, and Erskine reserves the right to modify and/or cancel the Program at any time. This financial aid is not “free money” or a loan and represents approximate earnings for the entire academic year provided full participation in the program. Earnings are not directly applied to the student’s account. Students must make payments to their account from work earnings by visiting the business office. If actual earnings are less than the estimated earnings on the financial aid award notice, the student is responsible for all remaining outstanding balances. Participants must work a minimum of 12 hours per work in an appointed position to earn the full scholarship amount. Failure to accept a job offer will result in termination from the Program.

Program Requirements

  • Students must demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a current FAFSA on file. Students must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
  • Students must be within the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) guidelines.
  • Students must accept the position offered and work at least 12 hours per week. Examples of job opportunities include: facilities, dining hall, and student call center.
  • Positions pay between federal minimum wage and $8.00/hr.
  • Earnings will be paid in the form of a paper check and/or direct deposit and students are responsible for forwarding earnings to the Erskine Business Office as a payment on their financial account.
  • Students must complete all required paperwork for their position. Click for a list of acceptable documents needed to complete the I-9.
  • Each position is subject to employment policies, practices, and procedures.
  • All participants must sign a program agreement.

Reasons for Termination from the Program

  • Poor work performance, excessive absenteeism, no call/no show, and not following policies
  • Failure to apply earnings from the Program to Erskine financial account
  • Failure to fulfill the minimum 12 hours of work per week
  • Resigning/termination from the appointed position
  • Failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA

How to Receive Pay

  • Participants are paid weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly (depending on position)
  • Hours worked must be logged in order for participants to receive pay
  • Participants will receive pay in the form of a paper check or deposit

Any students interested in the Erskine Work Scholarship Program should contact the Financial Aid Office by emailing Jamie Wilson. Your name will be placed on a list and participants will be chosen before the upcoming academic year.  

Contact: Jamie Wilson, Financial Aid Counselor/Work Study Coordinator

Phone: (864)379-8700

Email: wilson@erskine.edu

Location: Belk Hall-201
Erskine College
PO Box 338
Due West, SC 29639