Work-Study Student Mentorship Program

*We recognize that you may have questions regarding the Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) during this unprecedented time. Please review THECB’s FAQ related to COVID-19 for questions that pertain to WSMP.*

The Work-Study Student Mentorship Program (WSMP) is authorized by Chapter 56, Section 56.079 in Subchapter E of the Texas Education Code. Rules establishing procedures to administer the program can be found in Title 19, Chapter 4, Subchapter J of the Texas Administrative CodeNOTE: Administrative rules for this program are being updated and will be moved to Title 19 of the TAC, Chapter 22, Subchapter G in 2020.

The purpose of the mentorship program is to provide employment to eligible students with financial need to mentor, tutor, or advise students at participating institutions of higher education or high school students within local school districts and nonprofit organizations. The primary goal of the program is to improve student access, success, and completion of higher education. These student mentorship positions are funded by a combination of state appropriations provided by the Texas College Work-Study (TCWS) Program and matching funds from participating institutions.

Program Resources

WSMP Guidelines (FY 2021) [PDF]