Work Grant

Program Overview

The Bellarmine work grant program is a condition for receiving tuition assistance. It is a service that helps Bellarmine be a better place, not a job that earns a set dollar amount.

Because this is a serious obligation, you and your parents must understand how the program works and communicate any questions or problems in a timely fashion. We do not intend for this obligation to be detrimental to your studies or participation in school activities, so if you have any concerns, please let us know.

Types of Opportunities

What types of work grant opportunities are there?

  • Events, dinners, receptions etc.
  • Teacher and Office Assistants during free periods or after school
  • Managers of teams and other after-school activities
  • Miscellaneous activities / opportunities that come up often on short notice

In addition, the Work Grant Office is creating two "special teams" to help with last minute opportunities. If you are interested in being placed in either of the following groups, please email Ms. Galli.

  • We're looking for 10 students to be part of a substitution list, who will be called when students signed up for an event/activity are ill.
  • We're looking for five student, juniors or seniors only, who would like to receive credit for being "on call" for events/activities.

Calculation and Completion of Hours

  • The number of hours assigned to you can be found in your financial aid award letter, as well as in x2VOL, which is accessed via the button in the right-hand column of this page.
  • The online registration form for opportunities will indicate the number of hours to be granted for each event.
  • Work Grant Hours must be completed by May 30, 2017. Contact Ms. Galli in the Work Grant Office before April 1, 2017, if you anticipate difficulty in completing your hours.
    • Seniors will not receive their diploma until all hours have been completed or a $10.00 per hour non-compliance penalty is paid.
    • There will not be any financial aid award or registration/enrollment processed for returning students until the work grant obligation is completed or is determined to be on target for completion. This evaluation will be made in mid-April.

Student Responsibilities

You are responsible for:

  1. Checking the online work grant calendar on x2VOL for opportunities.
  2. Checking your Bellarmine email on a regular basis. We often send announcements of new opportunities, deadlines and other important news via email.
  3. Keeping a record of dates, times, locations and proper dress for events you are working.
  4. Showing up on time. Unexcused no-shows will be penalized by the addition of at least 5 hours to your balance of remaining hours, i.e., hours yet to be completed.
  5. Checking the online status of your hours completed, until your hours have all been completed. Your online record will reflect "Hours completed" when your commitment has been met.
  6. Writing a letter of thanks to a donor whose gift has helped to make Bellarmine's Financial Aid program possible. The Office of Advancement will contact you during the latter part of the school year with specifics.

Work Grant Calendar

A calendar of upcoming work opportunities is available in x2VOL. It is important that you plan ahead, checking your personal work grant status and the listing of opportunities on a regular basis.

Questions? Concerns?

You are welcome to address your questions and concerns to:

Ms. Laurel Galli
Administrative Assistant
(408) 537-9211