SAVE Scholarship

Earn more for working on campus with a scholarship match!

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 value of work—matched

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.

Qualifications

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:

  • First-time Union student for Fall 2021—You can be a freshman or transfer student as long as you haven't attended Union before.
  • Financial need not met by financial aid—You haven't been able to find a way to cover your educational costs after applying scholarships and other financial aid.
  • Willing to work on campus—Union College offers hundreds of on-campus jobs from cleaning to grading to designing to managing and much more. You'll definitely be able to find something that suits you. (See open positions our student job board ). We'll even help you find a job that fits your needs.

Program requirements

Every program has some fine print. Here's what you need to know:

  • A minimum of 50% of your on-campus pay must be applied to your student account. You can designate up to 100% of your earnings and we will match the amount you put on your student account.
  • You must work a minimum of 180 hours (12 hours per week average) on campus during the semester.
  • You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • You will not be allowed to pull funds from your student account unless you have a credit balance.
  • The SAVE scholarship will be put into your account as one lump sum at the end of each semester.
  • Monthly SAVE scholarship reports will be emailed to you so that you can keep track of your SAVE earnings.

How do I apply?

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.

How much will I save?

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.


Earnings

Scholarship

(100% placed on student account)

Scholarship

(75% placed on student account)

Scholarship

(50% placed on student account)

20 hours per week (avg)

$2,700.00

$1350.00

$1012.50

$675.00

15 hours per week (avg)

$2025.00

$1012.50

$759.38

$506.25

12 hours per week (avg)

$1,620.00

$810.00

$607.50

$405.00

Questions?

Contact Daniel Daum, SAVE coordinator, with any questions you may have about the scholarship. If you would like Daniel to give you a call then please include your phone number in the email as well.
Phone: 402.486.2600 x2420 | E-mail: save@ucollege.edu

photo of Daniel.