Dining Leadership Program helps students pay room and board

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Dining Leadership Program helps students pay room and board

Students enjoy an ice cream cone at Cather Dining Center.
Students enjoy an ice cream cone at Cather Dining Center.

Currently in its first year, the Dining Student Leadership Program is a pilot program actively recruiting up to 35 first-year students who qualify for federal work-study. Participants will not only gain valuable experience for other fields and professions, but will provide an essential service to the campus community.

Dining Services employs as many as 250 student workers in a typical year to help provide vital food services to campus.

“This program is designed to help build future student leaders, as well as assist students who have Nebraska Promise and scholarships that cover tuition, to also have a way of paying for their housing and dining needs while on campus,” said Dave Annis, director of dining services.

The leadership program is offered in conjunction with HuskerWork and Husker GROW — campus programs that help students connect their classroom learning to career goals and professional development. In addition to these benefits, students who take part in the program will receive a free Platinum 14/600 meal plan.

“We believe that the experience a student has at the University of Nebraska can be life-changing,” Annis said. “We are using this program to open the doors of the university to students who might otherwise feel that they cannot afford to come to Lincoln. Once here, the opportunities for the student are endless.”

Interested students can apply in Handshake while positions are still available. To learn more about the Dining Student Leadership Program, click here.

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