sti·​pend | \ ˈstī-ˌpend How to pronounce stipend (audio) , -pənd \

Definition of stipend

: a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses

Examples of stipend in a Sentence

He receives a small stipend for his work as a research fellow. the stipend you'll receive as an intern will just barely cover your housing costs
Recent Examples on the Web Each participant will receive a monthly stipend of $2,000 during the incubation period to cover living expenses. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 May 2022 All resource families receive a monthly stipend to cover costs associated with caring for a child. Karen Garciastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2022 As part of the adjustment to remote work, Louisville employees receive a monthly Internet and phone stipend and are able to choose a desk and chair option from a company catalog, Atwood said. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 11 Oct. 2021 Some of that is done in big ways — participants are paid a stipend, receive their first five college credits free, get continuous counseling and mentoring and can earn scholarships to make school even more affordable. Jeff Wheelerstar Tribune Staff, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021 Those participants will receive a small stipend for their work, and will receive reading and writing materials, according to a press release. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2022 The Americorps’ Foster Grandparents Program, for example, has since 1965 paired low-income seniors (who are paid a small monthly stipend) with students who need mentoring and tutoring. Laura Newberrystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2022 Second, as opposed to the M.F.A., the doctorate paid a small stipend. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2022 This year’s prize carries a stipend of $30,000 for the finalist who emerges on top following a final round of interviews. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stipend

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stipend

Middle English, alteration of stipendy, from Latin stipendium, from stip-, stips gift + pendere to weigh, pay

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21 May 2022

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“Stipend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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