VA Work Study Mentor Position
This application is NOT for VA Work Study in the JALC Veterans Resource Office. This is for other offices on campus looking for student workers. You will serve as a mentor to new students on campus assigned through the JALC VRO.
In order to be considered for a VA Work Study Mentor Position at John A. Logan College, each applicant must fit the following criteria:
- For Spring and Fall, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours
- For Summer, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
- Your semester and cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher (you cannot be on academic
- probation or suspension)
- Must have attended at least 1 semester at JALC and enrolled in their second consecutive semester.
VA Work Study Mentors are expected to work during intermission and breaks. You must work consecutive semesters. Meaning, you cannot take off a semester and then come back. There are exceptions, but they are rare and must be approved by the School Certifying Official/Work Site Supervisor and VA Work Study prior to leaving the work study program.
VA Work Study Mentors are allowed to work no more than 25 hours per week; no more than 7.5 hours per day. VA Student workers are paid minimum wage and they submit hours for pay once they accumulate 50 hours. You cannot be paid until you have accumulated 50 hours unless it is the end of your contract.
VA Work Study Mentors are paid through their Federal Chapter Benefit, not John A. Logan College. Your timesheet will be submitted to VA Work Study and they will pay you the same way you receive your monthly stipend payment.
VA Work Study payments are non-taxable.
Duties and responsibilities of each office will be determined by the office supervisor. VA Work Study Mentors will be assigned new students each semester. Mentors will keep in contact with new students, meet with them, answer questions about JALC campus, and offer advice on college. This program is being implemented to help our service members and dependents successfully transition into college life.