Learn and Earn

At OSU-Cascades, we’re known for academic excellence and for providing undergraduate students with hands-on opportunities in their chosen fields. These Learn and Earn opportunities will build your skills and resumes, while giving you year-round, or academic-year, part-time employment.

Early Childhood Career Development Program

Save up to $12,000 in tuition.

Open enrollment. Apply any term. See deadlines below.

Interested in working with young children? This 12-month program will jumpstart your career in early learning and provide financial tuition support. It will help you:

  • Get up to 45 academic credits toward your degree at no cost, a value of up to $12,000.
  • Work part-time with children while taking classes, earning $15.50/hr.
  • Learn from a faculty mentor.
  • Receive valuable career placement advising.
  • Build experience to meet Oregon qualifications to be an early learning child care teacher.

Please submit by the following deadlines for these upcoming terms:

Spring 2023: 

February 20, 2023 Priority Deadline

March 6, 2023 Application Deadline

Summer 2023

May 15, 2023 Priority Deadline

May 30, 2023 Application Deadline

Fall 2023: 

April 17, 2023 Priority Deadline

June 15, 2023 Extended Deadline

August 14, 2023 Application Deadline

Winter 2024: 

November 27, 2023 Priority Deadline

December 11, 2023 Application Deadline

Spring 2024: 

February 19, 2024 Priority Deadline

March 4, 2024 Application Deadline

Space is limited. Learn more.

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Bend Park and Recreation District, Kids INC Program

Get a $5,250 scholarship plus earn an hourly wage.

Interested in leadership, recreation, working with kids, or community involvement? Earn an hourly wage, plus a $5,250 scholarship, when you work with Kids INC one of Bend’s most established after-school care programs for  children and youths. You’ll lead them in indoor and outdoor enriching activities, and help create a positive, welcoming and safe environment.

  • Work in locations and recreation settings around Bend, with school age children or youths.
  • Commit to 20 hours a week until June 14, 2024
  • Work Monday to Friday from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Take time off during Bend La Pine School District holidays (typically match OSU designated holidays)

Applications are reviewed weekly. BPRD is looking for students to work with them for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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