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Undergraduate Student Assistantship Program

The Undergraduate Student Assistantship (UGA) program aims to offer Drake juniors and seniors opportunities to gain advanced experience in their academic or professional fields and to engage in a rich mentorship relationship with a member of Drake’s professional staff or faculty.

Faculty, Staff

For programs or departments hiring an undergraduate student assistant for a position that furthers the student’s academic and professional development, Student Financial Planning provides a 2 - to -1 match with department, program or unit funds. A maximum of $1100 is awarded per project (for proposals whose total assistantship budget is $1650 or more). 

Timeline: Applications are due early in the spring semester for assistantships to take place the following academic year. Specific deadlines are announced each fall via email.


Deadline: March 18th, 2023 (submit to your Dean or director of the Administrative Program); Deans and Directors will rank and forward proposals to the Office of the Deputy Provost by April 1, with decisions communicated by April 15th.

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Undergraduate Assistantship Program FAQ

Renee Cramer, Deputy Provost of Academic Affairs