Daytona Beach students can apply for a Career Services sponsored Co-op/Internship A$$istance Award ($100 to $1500) to help defray some expenses they may incur when they go on a Co-op or Internship experience during the summer semester. Money could be used for gasoline to travel to the industry site, for professional clothes to wear at work, to help pay rent, to pay for lodging if you non-rev to Prague, or even to dine at In-N-Out Burger.
Several employers, alumni, and Career Services staff members have made donations to the Co-op/Internship A$$istance Award Program in order for Career Services to offer some deserving students doing a Co-op or Internship a little extra money for expenses during the summer Co-op/Intern semester. Their generosity has helped to minimize selected students’ financial concerns, relieving a little bit of the financial burden and therefore allowing a student to get the maximum benefit from the practical work experience. The Co-op A$$istance Award Program at Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach has been selected four years in a row for a $10,000 GRANT from GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORPORATION. This grant will be disbursed this summer along with additional monies in the current Fund. The Co-op A$$istance Award Program began in 2003 and will continue each summer semester, as long as funding is available. Last summer, 28 students were awarded a total of $15,600.
BY THE DATE THE STUDENT APPLIES, (deadline Sunday, March 31, 2019) NOT AT THE END OF SPRING TERM a CANDIDATE MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
- Meet the University Co-op/Intern Policy for eligibility (credit hours/GPA), be a degree-seeking DB student in good standing
- Be registered in Handshake with an approved resume uploaded
- Have had a Mandatory Advising Session with their Career Services Program Manager
- Have signed a Student Agreement
- Be enrolled full-time in current (spring 19) and past (fall 18) semester
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SUBMISSION INCLUDE:
- ESSAY (one page max/double spaced) Address ALL of the following:
- “What is your story? Are there situations or circumstances that are challenging or hardships that you have had to overcome in order to continue/complete your education?”
- “How important has financial assistance been in your pursuit to complete your education?”
- “If you are awarded co-op assistance, explain how this financial award ($100-$1500) could benefit you.”
Submission of Resume, Transcript, and Essay due by Sunday, March 31, 2019
You do not need to have an official offer from a company for an internship by March 31, 2019 when you submit application documents, however, you must meet the requirements to apply when you turn in your application. Students must have accepted a position and completed a co-op/intern contract with Career Services for registration by Friday, May 3, 2019. Students must be enrolled for academic credit for the work experience in order to be considered for one of the financial awards.
Email documents to: Sally.Richards@erau.edu. The subject should be Co-op Assist_Your Name_SUM19.
A committee will select the Award recipients. Recipients will be awarded a Co-op/Internship A$$istance monetary award for Summer 2019, based on meeting the requirements/qualifications, the candidate’s entry and provided the recipient has been selected by a company/organization for a Summer 2019 Co-op/Internship AND has completed a Co-op/Intern contract for a full-time experience earning 3 to 6 academic credits for undergraduate students or 3 credits for graduate students. This contract must be completed with Career Services by Friday, May 3, 2019 in order to receive a monetary award.