Paying for education can be challenging—no matter your income. Union College is committed to making your education affordable and helping you be prepared to succeed both on campus and after you graduate. The new SAVE Scholarship is a way to earn more to help pay for school while you gain valuable work experience as you train for the career of your dreams.
The SAVE Scholarship is a pilot program that provides a 50% match to the on-campus work earnings you apply to your student account. Thanks to the gifts from generous donors, the Scholarship Accrual Via Employment (SAVE) Scholarship is a great way to reduce your educational costs and limit your student loan debt.
We believe a variety of work experiences is one great way to be ready to thrive after you graduate, so the qualifications for the SAVE Scholarship are pretty simple:
Every program has some fine print. Here's what you need to know:
This is a new program with limited funding, so for the Fall 2021 semester, students will be invited to participate in the SAVE Scholarship using a needs-based assessment. We will move down the list until all of our slots are filled. If a student drops out of the program, we will select another to fill their place to make sure that no scholarship money is sitting on the sidelines.
Check in later to find out more about applying for the SAVE Scholarship for Fall 2022.
Union College campus jobs pay the Nebraska minimum wage—currently $9 per hour. When school is in session, you're allowed to work up to 20 hours per week (40 during breaks). In order to qualify for the SAVE Scholarship, you must apply 50% of your earnings directly to your student account.
Here's some examples how much extra you could earn each semester with the match.
Note: Amounts based on earning $9/hour for a semester. Scholarship match is 50% of earnings placed on the student account.
(100% placed on student account)
(75% placed on student account)
(50% placed on student account)
20 hours per week (avg)
15 hours per week (avg)
12 hours per week (avg)