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work-study

[ wurk-stuhd-ee ]

noun

  1. a type of financial aid in which students are hired for part-time jobs, usually by their college, and often for work on campus:

    I was lucky enough to be a research assistant for work-study, unlike my roommate who had to work in the cafeteria.



adjective

  1. of or relating to such a job associated with a college or university.

work-study

noun

  1. an examination of ways of finding the most efficient method of doing a job, esp in terms of time and effort


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Word History and Origins

Origin of work-study1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

Through a work-study program with the school, he is a Program Assistant at the UNC-Chapel Hill LGBT Center.

Cheap help could also be summoned from graduate students needing credit and/or work-study hours.

That effort extends to High School seniors, whom the NSA attracts with paid internships under its Work Study program.

These students are offered financial-aid packages like the one I had, a combination of loans, grants, and work-study.

At Columbia, I studied the arts and writing and worked a mélange of work-study and summer jobs.

Some people imagine that when an artist is embarked upon his professional work study ceases.

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