LCS members are a select group of Missouri State University work study students who have been chosen through a comprehensive application and interview process. These students have shown commitment to actively serving in their community by applying their individual abilities and skills to area agencies. The LCS program was formed in 1994 as a compliment to the Federal Work Study program that also addressed the University's Public Affairs Mission. LCS has an Advisory Committee composed of faculty, staff and agency representatives.
LCS students work with an area non-profit agency for the academic year, August-May, as their work study assignment. LCS members are paid by Missouri State through the Federal Work Study program, at $11.10 per hour for approximately 10-12 hours per week (excluding University holidays). This includes service in the community, participation in all training sessions, attendance at all scheduled meetings, and other planned events.
A limited number of students that are first time to MSU will be accepted into the program. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative and semester GPA, be enrolled and complete 12 credit hours per semester, and be eligible for the amount of Federal Work Study needed for the LCS year. Applicants must complete an application and interview for consideration.