Center for Civic Engagement

As a community organization, you may host a work-study student

Through community service designated work-study positions, students are placed with community organizations that mentor and guide them in service projects and activities. Organizations and students apply on a yearly basis to be part of the program.

Students are paid through Federal Work-Study Aid

Many of our UTEP students receive support through the Federal Work Study program to pay and offset the costs of tuition. The Federal Government mandates that at least 7% of the work study funds awarded be utilized for community service positions.

UTEP not only meets this requirement but exceeds it by designating 22% of total allocations to community service- above the best practice standard of 15% set by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

To make the community work study program more meaningful and impactful, the Center for Civic Engagement has partnered with the Office of Financial Aid to offer students and organizations the opportunity to apply for this program.


You may aply to host a Work-Study Student

Community and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply to be designated as a Community Work Study Program Site. As a CWSP Site, organizations may host and mentor a student who can contribute to the organization through task or project-oriented work. Students are matched with organizations based on skills, interests, and project goals.

 For year 2013-2014, a total of 40 positions are expected to be available. (Number of positions may vary from year to year depending on Federal Work-Study allocations).

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