The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., annually funds up to eight Alfred State College students through its work-grant program, allowing students who are ineligible for work-study funds to find employment on campus. The grant is renewable on an annual basis.
Additionally, departments within Alfred State can request student workers with specific skills and the work-grant coordinator attempts to meet those needs with appropriate student help.
Students funded through Ed Foundation to work in specific areas on campus are considered "regular" employees of the college and are expected to maintain the level of professionalism required of their colleagues.
Last year (2006-07), nine students earned a total of $7,548.75 under this program. This year, nine students were hired through the Work Grant program in the areas of engineering technology, student activities, and applied technology, and residential life, and have earned nearly $4,469.12 since July 1, 2007.
The program is administered through the Financial Aid Office.
The Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., is a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of Alfred State College dedicated to improving the ASC community through the support of educational programs. The activities pursued by the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., are governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from each of the following groups: alumni, College Council, faculty and staff, and friends of the college.
The Foundation provides monetary support to enhance learning opportunities for students through scholarships, work grants, and community service projects. The Ed Foundation also funds the Building Trades programs' hands-on home construction projects.
Additionally, the Foundation owns and maintains the School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. The 22-acre parcel consists of more than 20 buildings with some 800 students enrolled in 19 programs. The programs, which stress "learning by doing," incorporate traditional classroom experience with comprehensive "on-the-job" laboratory experiences. Since 1996, the Foundation has invested over $2.3 million in improvements on the campus.