Friday, September 15, 2017

Understanding Work Study

Some students get confused with work study, so here is what you need to know:

What is work study?  It is a need-based program that provides eligibility to work part-time on or off-campus while pursuing your studies at Cornish. Your eligibility is determined by the information that we receive from your FAFSA.

How is it funded?  If you are a legal resident,  it is funded by the State of Washington and your employer, and your award is called State Work Study. Otherwise, it is funded by the federal government and your employer, and your award is called Federal Work Study.

How  can I participate? First, you need to be eligible. To find out if you are or not, you can come in and talk with us or look at your Financial Aid Award on Compass. If you have a Work Study Award, you will then need to search for a job. It is your responsibility to find and get the job. Getting a work-study award does not guarantee you a job, and jobs are limited.

Finding a job. If you want to search for work study and non-work study positions, internships, or volunteer opportunities, you will need to register at College Central.

See  STUDENT & ALUMNI REGISTRATION AND USE INSTRUCTIONS on College Central login page for more instructions.

Click on students.
Read information and announcements.
Go to register now link.
Create an access and ID password.
Continue registration.
From the homepage, select search for jobs/opportunities posted by my school.
Check work study box in job type field. Limit number of criteria to display more jobs.

When hired, what must I do?  You must complete new hire paperwork with your employer and the financial aid office - for this paperwork, we are required to see your passport or Social Security card and a photo ID in person. If you don't have access to these, there are other documents that can be accepted - please come in and talk with us.

What is the difference between a work-study job and a regular part-time job?  Some of the benefits of a work-study job are scheduling flexibility, working in your field of study, work-study earnings typically not increasing your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC), eligibility for the State of Washington Food Stamp Program while you maintain your work study job, whether you are a legal resident or not.

How do I get paid?  For an on-campus job,  you and your supervisor keep track of hours worked on a timesheet you both sign on the 19th of the month and submit to the Financial Aid office. At Cornish, you receive a paycheck once a month at the end of the month (last business day). For an off-campus job, you do the same but according to your employer's payroll and timeline. You must be paid at least once a month.

How much can I earn?  You can earn up to what you're eligible for - this amount varies from student to student, so if you would like to know you can come in and speak with us. You must be paid an hourly wage that is equal to an entry level non work-study position performing similar duties with the organization and, never less than the City of Seattle's minimum wage of $13.00 as of January 1, 2017. You can work a maximum of 19 hours per week during enrollment periods and up to 40 hours during the summer.

How is my pay applied to my tuition account?  It is not. You receive a paycheck from your employer to use for your personal expenses.

For more information check out this article from

Good luck!

Scholarships Due September 17th-29th

We only provide brief information about upcoming scholarships. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the links to find out more information about eligibility and requirements. Don’t cross out a scholarship before looking!

For students who have the interest and discipline to pursue performing arts training but lack the financial resources.

We the Future Contest - Due 9/17 - $2,000
A variety of competitions including short films and essays.
Host a blood drive for scholarship money!
Foundation Law Firm Scholarship - Due 9/20 - $1,000
Would changing the driving age to 18 make a positive impact, a negative impact, or no change at all? Why or why not?
Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship - Due 9/29 - Up to $5,000
Scholarship is open to current college students who are pursuing a degree in an Art, Art History, and other eligible majors.

There are many other scholarships with due dates that will be coming up fast. Don’t forget to check out our database on Compass under the “Financial Aid” tab in “Other Resources”.

Good Luck!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Scholarships Due September 15th

We only provide brief information about upcoming scholarships. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the links to find out more information about eligibility and requirements. Don’t cross out a scholarship before looking!

Academic Excellence Award - $1,000 - Due 9/15 Applicant must be taking responsibility to improve his or her community and must share an essay on the topic.

Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to the mail.
Back to School Inspiration - $5,000 - Due 9/15
Must answer questions, give advice on a course taken, upload study documents, and share on social media.
Applicant must take a free career test and submit an essay on their perfect career.
Catching the Dream Scholarship - Varies - Due 9/15
Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe.
Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 9/15
Applicant must be under the age of 24 and submit an essay on texting and driving.
Easy Self-Care Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 9/15
Student must sign up to get a free daily text message to help them practice self-care to be entered for the scholarship.
Applicant must submit an essay on the importance of their major in today’s society.
FormSwift Scholarship Program - $1,000 - Due 9/15
Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.
Gates Scholarship - TBD - Due 9/15
Open to exceptional, pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors who are student leaders.
Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have lost one or both of their parents by death.
Injury Scholarship - $1,000 - Due 9/15
Applicant must submit an essay on what they think would really make drivers stop texting while driving.
Write a 1000-1250 word essay that explains the importance of your major in today’s society.
Out-Of-The-Box Thinking Scholarship - Up to $1,500 - Due 9/15
Applicant must submit an essay, pitch or summary about a pet innovation idea and how the idea was conceptualized.
Applicant must build a social awareness campaign to reduce distracted driving. Scholarship - $10,000 - Due 9/15
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and a mother or expectant mother.
Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

There are many other scholarships with due dates that will be coming up fast. Don’t forget to check out our database on Compass under the “Financial Aid” tab in “Other Resources”.

Good Luck!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Open Work Study Position

$14.00  Work Study
Cornish Work Study — 3 Seattle Locations, WA
Job ID: 5194954    School Job ID: State or Fed.WS
Date Posted: 09/07/2017     Deadline: 10/30/2017
Job Description
The Youth Tutoring Program needs tutors for elementary and middle school students at three locations: Lake Washington Apartments, Rainier Vista, and Yesler Terrace centers. The school year program provides elementary students an opportunity to practice an essential academic skill – reading, math or science. Tutors are matched one-to-one with students to tutor, guide, and inspire them to succeed both academically and personally. Learn more @ or contact or 206-328-5659 with questions.
Tutor, support and guide students living in low income and public housing communities to build the academic skills and confidence to reach their potential. Lead groups of 3-10 students, and work one-on-one with high-need students, on the following activities:
Reading– tutors and students read aloud together
Homework Assistance– tutors assist students with their homework
Skill building– tutors work with students on math and English curricula
The Youth Tutoring Program (YTP) serves nearly 500 at-risk students in 1st – 12th grade who live in six affordable public housing communities across Seattle. Their students come from diverse backgrounds--representing many nationalities, cultures, languages, and religions. The program runs throughout the school year from Sept 15th – May 28th. Tutors can choose a 1-hour session, 4:20-7:40 PM (M-Th weekly). Minimum commitment is 1.5 hours per week.
Degrees Wanted
None Required
Majors Wanted
Any Major
Job Targets Wanted
Any Job Target
Special Skills Wanted
No Information Provided
Other Requirements
Previous experience tutoring school-age youth or an interest in learning the skills necessary. Must be able to commit to the entire semester; full-year commitment preferred. Background checks will be performed.
Company Website
Company Description
Cornish Work Study Program
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
Youth Tutoring Program
100 23rd Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98144

Application Instructions:
For questions and more information, contact or 206-328-5659.