Daytona Beach Students…Apply for the Co-op/Internship A$$istance Award

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Apply for the Co-op/Internship A$$istance Award

Daytona Beach students can apply for a Career Services-sponsored Co-op/Internship A$$istance Award (up to $500) to help defray some expenses they may incur when they go on a Co-op or Internship experience during the summer semester. Money could be used for gasoline to travel to the industry site, for professional clothes to wear at work, to help pay rent, to pay for lodging if they non-rev to Paris, or even to dine at Chick-Fil-A.

Companies, alumni, and ERAU staff members have made tax deductible donations to the Co-op/Internship A$$istance Program in order for Career Services to offer several deserving Co-op/Intern students a little extra money for expenses during the summer Co-op/Intern semester. Their generosity has helped to minimize a student’s financial concern, relieving a little bit of the financial burden and therefore allowing a student to get the maximum benefit from the practical work experience. The Program began in 2003 and will continue each summer semester, as long as funding is available. Last summer, 10 students were each awarded $100-$400.

At the time of application, candidates must comply with University Co-op/Intern policy and be registered in EagleHire Network with an approved resume uploaded.  They must have already had a mandatory advising session to verify co-op/intern eligibility including GPA and credit hour requirements. Applicants must have signed a Student Agreement and be degree-seeking DB students enrolled full-time in the current and past semester in order to be considered.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS INCLUDE:
RESUME
TRANSCRIPT
ESSAY (one page max/double spaced); answer ALL of the following:
-If you are awarded co-op assistance, explain how this financial award (up to $500) would benefit you.
-How important has financial assistance been in your pursuit to complete your education?
-Are there situations or circumstances that are challenging or hardships that you have had to overcome?

Submissions of Resume, Transcript, and Essay are due by Friday, April 4, 2014.

Email documents to:  Sally.Richards@erau.edu.

A committee of Career Services staff members will select the Award recipients. Recipients will be awarded a Co-op/Internship A$$istance monetary Award for Summer 2014, provided the recipient has been selected by a company/organization for a Summer 2014 Co-op/Internship AND completed a  Co-op/Intern contract to register for university credit. This contract must be completed with Career Services by Friday, May 2, 2014 in order to receive the Award.

Contact Sally Richards for information.  To make an online tax deductible contribution to the Program, go to this link:  http://www.alumnifidelity.com/ERAU/CoopInternAssistance.html.

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