work-study program


: a program that offers high school or college students part-time jobs in order to provide financial assistance or work experience

Examples of work-study program in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Partnerships with local businesses and nonprofits to provide internships, apprenticeships and work-study programs give students valuable experience while offsetting educational expenses. Elise Awwad, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Email address: Miguel Richards, who was 31, grew up in Jamaica and had moved to New York about a year earlier after coming to the United States through a work-study program. Eric Umansky, ProPublica, 14 Dec. 2023 The university is the only Arkansas institution to have a campus work-study program in addition to federal work study, and UALR offers the third-lowest net price of all public four-year institutions in the state. Ryan Anderson,, 9 Nov. 2023 There is a promising proposal in the Minnesota legislature that would allow candidates to pursue CPA eligibility through two alternative routes by leveraging work-study programs and continuing education requirements. Guylaine Saint Juste, Fortune, 14 July 2023 The law governs financial assistance for postsecondary and higher education students, scholarships and work-study programs. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 30 June 2023 Federal work-study programs provide part-time jobs for part-time or full-time undergraduate and graduate students with financial need to earn money to help pay education expenses. Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 25 May 2023 Both candidates have called for the creation of work-study programs and community schools that provide services to families beyond the traditional school day — child care and health services in Johnson’s vision, and academic support and recreational opportunities in Vallas’. Sarah MacAraeg, Chicago Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023 TikTok account as part of her work-study program. The Arizona Republic, 29 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of work-study program was in 1946

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“Work-study program.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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