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.

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.

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 8, 2023
  • 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 still looking for students to work with them and scholarships will be available for winter and spring term applicants.

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