Job/Position Title: Graduate Assistantship/Associateship
Stipend Range: $7,000 annually
Application Deadline: October 15 for spring and March 15 for fall
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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
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)
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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.