See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Cardinal Quarter Eligible
Design Your Own
Applications closed on April 30, 2020
Important Program Update: Remote Work Only
Given the circumstances of COVID-19, a remote-based CSWS experience will be considered and supported based on the following variables:
The community partner organization is willing and able to supervise a fellow working full-time from a remote location.
The nature of the work can be done in a remote capacity for the duration of your summer job.
There are substantial and sufficient work projects that can be completed remotely to warrant a full-time, nine-week opportunity. A limited number of part-time positions are available.
What is CSWS?
The Community Service Work-Study (CSWS) Program provides academic year and summer employment opportunities for currently enrolled students who receive financial aid at Stanford. It allows them to combine the financial need to work with the personal goal of helping the community.
Eligible students have the freedom to design a service experience in collaboration with a partnering organization. Placements during the academic year are on campus or in the local community. Summer placements can be at qualified organizations anywhere in the United States.
CSWS is a federally-supported program, co-administered for Stanford by the Haas Center and the Financial Aid Office.
The CSWS Summer Program runs from June 22--September 15, 2020 unless a different schedule is approved by the CSWS Program (please email email@example.com for more details).
Application is currently open on a rolling deadline.
How to Apply
Find a nonprofit organization that you would like to work with, reach out to them, and identify an on-site supervisor. Once you and your supervisor come to an agreement about your job offer, complete the Student Application on your SOLO account. After completing your Student Application, you may send a "Recommendation Form" to your on-site supervisor, and they will complete their Partner Organization Application. On SOLO, you will be able to see when your supervisor submits a completed Partner Organization Application. Only completed applications are considered.
For additional help, contact one of our CSWS Peer Advisors:
Here is a link to reach one of our Peer Advisors that can help you with the application process, finding a nonprofit organization, and everything CSWS-related.
Eligibility and Requirements:
How does it work?
All work-study students are employed through Stanford University. The federal government and Stanford University cover 90% of the student's wages and benefits up front, and the community organization contributes the remaining 10% of the wages after the completion of the summer program. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility and the maximum earnings each student is allowed per quarter during the academic year. The 2020 Summer program wage is set at $19.00/hr and $7,000 /qtr.
Am I eligible?
Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have a financial aid package may qualify for CSWS, with the following exceptions:
International students are not eligible.
Seniors who are graduating from Stanford are not eligible the summer after their senior year.
All applicants must obtain a Community Service Federal Work Study Authorization from the Financial Aid Office to complete their Application. Complete this request form to verify your work-study eligibility from the Financial Aid Office.