About the START Program
The University has taken pride in the changing socio-economic mix of the student population. More and more, students from less-privileged backgrounds are becoming part of the Lasallian community through the increasing scholarship opportunities.
However, the sad reality remains that these students are not able to cope with non-tuition financial requirements, such as expenses for meals, transportation, class projects and activities, etc. On the other hand, the resources of the University are not enough to cover these items.
Given this scenario, there is a need to identify alternative sources of financial support for the students to prevent them from being disadvantaged.
In response to this need is the Student Assistantship and Resource Training (START) Program.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and will be housed in the Office of Admissions and Scholarships (OAS) because of its links to financial assistance.
The objectives of the Student Assistantship Program are as follows:
- To provide financial assistance to students in need;
- To assist students enhance marketability after graduation;
- To assist students obtain practical/work skills and experience;
- To assist students build inter-personal skills in the work environment;
- To assist students in developing contacts, references, recommendations;
- To provide an alternative source for temporary staff requirements of the University;
- To provide the University an opportunity to scout for top student assistants for potential full-time job offers after graduation; and
- To immerse students in the Lasallian work environment.
*Application Period WEEK 14 of current term to WEEK 2 of incoming term