Winthrop University Graduate Assistantship/Associateship For Graduate Programs

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Job/Position Title: Graduate Assistantship/Associateship

Stipend Range: $7,000 annually

Application Deadline: October 15 for spring and March 15 for fall

Brief Description:

The Winthrop University is pleased to offer the Graduate Assistantship/Associateship to students who are fully and provisionally admitted to graduate degree programs. The Graduate assistantship and associate positions provide a form of financial assistance available to qualified graduate students. Students who are awarded graduate assistantships or associateships are required to work on campus, and in return receive a stipend and tuition grant.

Hosted By:

Winthrop University often referred to as Winthrop or WU and formerly known as Winthrop College, is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. Founded in 1886 by David Bancroft Johnson, who served as the superintendent of Columbia, South Carolina, schools received a $1,500 grant from Robert Charles Winthrop, a Boston philanthropist and chair of the Peabody Education Board.

Eligibility:

To retain a graduate assistantship or associateship, the students must meet all the requirements:

  • The student must maintain academic eligibility and may not be on academic probation.
  • Non-degree students may not hold graduate assistantships/associateships.
  • Students enrolled for student teaching are ineligible to serve as a graduate assistant/associate that semester.
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 9 (nine) hours of course credit for their Employment and Tuition Grant electronic form (Student ePAF) to be processed.
  • International Students:
  1. According to USCIS federal regulations, international students holding an F1 or J1 student visa are only allowed to work on-campus for 20 hours per week (Sunday-Saturday) during the fall and spring semesters. This limit on the number of hours that they can work is inclusive of any work undertaken pursuant to that employment under a scholarship, or assistantship, employment in the library, etc. For example, a student employed 20 hours per week in an assistantship is ineligible to work anywhere else under the on-campus provision.
  2. International Students receiving a Graduate Assistantship or Associateship should complete their wage agreement form, the 8233, and W-4 with the hiring department, and then take all forms immediately to the International Center (218 Dinkins Hall) along with their passport and immigration documents for I-9/EVerify completion.

How to Apply:

To apply for the Winthrop Graduate Assistantship/Associateship, the applicants can download the application through the given link: https://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/graduateschool/assistantships/GraduateAssistantshipApplication.pdf

Supporting Documents:

To be considered for a Winthrop graduate assistantship or associateship, submit the following information to the appropriate graduate director or administrative designee:

  • Two letters of recommendation (letters submitted as part of your program application can be used with prior approval)
  • Resume

Submitting Details:

The completed application, resume, and recommendation letters should be submitted directly to the Graduate Director or Administrative Designee listed as the following:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. Greg Oakes, 212 Kinard, 803-323-3041
  • College of Business Administration: Dr. Keith Benson, 213 Thurmond, 803-323-2409
  • College of Education: Dr. Marshall Jones, 106 Withers/W.T.S., 803-323-2151
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: Dr. Andrew VorderBruegge, 140 McLaurin, 803-323-4850
  • University College (includes the International Center): Dr. Gloria Jones, 209 Dinkins, 803-323-3900
  • Athletics: Renae Myles, 119 Coliseum, 803-323-2129
  • Student Affairs: RaLinda Register, 246 Campus Center, 803-323-4503
  • Residence Life: Dee Wells, 237 Campus Center, 803-323-2223
  • Career & Civic Engagement: Kristine Lewis, 129 Crawford, 803-323-2141
  • Health & Counseling Services: Nicole Ford, 217 Crawford, 803-323-2206
  • West Center: Grant Scurry, 211 West Center, 803-323-2140

Financial Aid:

  • Graduate assistantships and associateships are awarded to students who are fully and provisionally admitted to graduate degree programs.
  • The stipend is $7,000 All full-time Graduate Assistants and Associates, regardless of tuition grant award receive a $7,000 annual stipend. This equates to $3,500 a semester, for 20 hrs of work per week of employment.
  • The exact dollar amount of the tuition grant may vary by position.
  • Tuition Grants: Graduate Assistants/Associates receive fixed tuition grants.
  • Compensation as the following:
  1. Graduate Assistants may receive a stipend paid in equal installments via payroll and a tuition grant paid through the Financial Aid Office. The amount of stipend and tuition grant will be indicated on the wage agreement form.
  2. Graduate Associates are FLSA non-exempt employees and will receive an hourly wage. Graduate Associates must submit timesheets for the hours worked, and may also receive a tuition grant paid through the Financial Aid Office. The hourly wage and tuition grant will be indicated on the wage agreement form.

More Information:

https://www.winthrop.edu/graduateschool/assistantships/