State Works

An education that goes beyond the classroom -- that's what the State Works program provides! Recognizing that money can be an issue for some Sycamores, Indiana State launched the State Works initiative to provide students with on-campus jobs that pay in valuable work experience and help them earn money for tuition, housing, and more.

The goal is to serve 300 Sycamores with unmet financial need by providing each student with a job that not only helps fund their college expenses, but also provides resume-building work experience.

The Perks

  • An on-campus job opportunity working a minimum of 10 hours per week

    • Half of your earnings go directly to your bank account
    • Half of your earnings will go toward your unpaid student balance

Learn more about Student Employment »


To remain eligible for State Works you must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have good conduct status
  • Maintain employment
  • Meet program requirements

Yearly Requirements

Daryn Wessel

"My State Works position is going great! I love my job in Normal Hall. I believe I am surrounded by some of the greatest people on campus."
-- Daryn Wessel, undeclared major, working at University College



"Our State Works students have been an added resource. They have jumped on board and have quickly become a part of the team."
-- Brice Yates, director of the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center


You are eligible for State Works if you meet the following criteria:

  • are a first-time, new freshman in fall 2020;
  • are an Indiana resident;
  • are unconditionally admitted to Indiana State University;
  • have completed your FAFSA by the State of Indiana deadline; and
  • have demonstrated financial need.

State Works will be awarded to the first 100 eligible students who accept the terms of the award.

If you are interested in this opportunity, visit our scholarship page, The Branch, and complete the form by May 1. Please note: spots may fill before this date.

You will complete the job placement process during your New Student Orientation this summer and be ready to start when classes begin in the fall.