Everyone quickly understands the affordability aspect of the Work Program. Each student works 10 hours per week and receives a $5,000 tuition credit. This important piece of the Blackburn experience has made a college education a reality for generations of students.
However, the Work Program provides so much more!
The additional value of the 4-year college experience at Blackburn includes:
- Work experience
- Leadership development
- Personal growth & development
- Understanding of service and community
- Successful work experience in a team setting
- Exploration of work opportunities and/or skill development
- Development of soft skills (time management, project management, personal initiative, etc.); the things employers are looking for!
There are also prizes and awards presented as part of the Work Program:
Prizes or awards given work in the Work Program:
Monthly Honor Workers
The Leadership Prize: Granted to freshman in Food Service or Campus Services for exemplary leadership.
The Anderson Work Prizes: Four work prizes to be awarded to the young men and women with the best work records for the year.
The Bierd Work Prizes: Awarded to the man and woman who are judged to have been most efficient in their participation in the Work Program.
The William Dehler Memorial Award: Is given annually to the student janitor whose work for the year has been outstanding.
The Peter J. Slavish Memorial Work Award: Is given annually to a student worker, faculty or staff member who has overcome considerable personal obstacles and who has made an exceptional contribution to the Work Program.
The Job Well Done Award: Given annually to one student in the Work Program, given by the Work Colleges Consortium.