Students are required to be present at all UBMS sponsored events. If I student fails to attend any event or fails to complete their reflection, they will not be eligible to receive a stipend. If for some reason a student needs to miss an event, communication with the UBMS Staff so we can help students make alternate arrangements.
Provided a student meets all attendance and reflection requirements, they will be paid $40 a month during the school year and $60 for the entire summer session. UBMS cannot exceed those amounts and cannot retroactively award stipends (this means that if a student misses a stipend, they cannot make it up the following month).
Students will not be paid during the first 90 days in the program. This time is considered a “probationary period.” Provided all requirements are met during that time, students will receive all stipends owed for that period.
Students must provide a monthly reflection,as a way of validating their participation in program activities and events.Reflections should be typed in 11 point Calibri Font, double-spaced, and fill 2-pages with standard one inch margins on the sides, top, and bottom. Reflections must be submitted at the end of every month during the academic year (September – May) and one following the 6-week summer session the end of July. Each monthly reflection will be based on the most significant learning experience(s) over the course of that period.
Monthly reflections will address the following questions:
1. What happened?
2. Why was it important?
3. How does it affect me as a learner?
If you need additional assistance with writing your paper, please contact program staff, see one of our English tutors, or follow the suggestions in this document.
Reflections may be turned in any day following the last session or activity of the month, but due no later than the first Monday of the following month. If a student fails to complete their reflection to a satisfactory degree, their stipend may be withheld.
Stipends will be made available on a quasi-quarterly basis. There will be 5 disbursements throughout the year and they will cover the following months:
October – December
January – March
April – May
Summer (June – August)
Journals will be due: Stipend checks will be available:
For every 24 period after a reflection is due, $5.00 will be deducted
from stipend checks. This means that if a paper is due on 2/3/13 at
4:30pm and it isn’t turned in until 5:00pm, $5.00 will be deducted from
that month’s stipend.
For every event, program, program staff
appointment, or tutoring session missed (without prior notification) and
not made up $5.00 will be deducted from stipend checks.
On the third
late arrival of a student to any event, program, program staff
appointment, or tutoring session (without prior notification) and for
every subsequent late arrival to one of the aforementioned, $5.00 will
be deducted from stipend checks.
If a student does not attend any
events or tutoring sessions, they will be unable to receive any portion
of their check unless otherwise arranged with the program.
stipend checks are distributed if any deductions must be made a summary
of why those deductions were made will be included with the check.
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