Staff Assembly Scholarship Program

Staff Assembly offers scholarships that can be used to help offset the costs of professional development programs or higher education degrees.

Scholarships are available to career staff employees who have completed their probation period and are limited to a maximum of $250 per employee per academic year, between Sept. 1 and August 31. There is a limit of one application per scholarship type, per person, per academic year.

Awards are reimbursements of documented expenses. Recipients are required to provide a copy of receipts, transcripts, etc. 

Receipts MUST indicate personal payment with cash, check, or credit card in order to be valid.  Loans and/or grants are not reimbursable.

Recipients of the scholarships are selected by the Staff Scholarship Subcommittee on a quarterly basis.

There are two types of scholarships:

Professional Development Scholarships

These scholarships can be used to offset the costs of professional development programs such as conferences, continuing education classes, and webinars.

Degree Attainment Scholarships

These scholarships can be used to offset the costs incurred for individuals pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while working at UCR (i.e. tuition, books, supplies, etc.).

Other Scholarship Opportunities

If you are not selected to be a recipient of our scholarship, there is still another opportunity to get funding. Please click here to visit the University Extension page for more opportunities.

UCR Retirees' Association Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The UCR Retirees’ Association (UCRRA) is excited to invite UCR students to apply for their UCRRA Undergraduate Student Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Thanks to the countless contributions from retired staff of UCR, the UCRRA and its members feel honored to offer this scholarship for undergraduate students to support their education goals and success at UCR. Criteria and application deadline.

Need more information?

Contact Sarah Dillon
Director of Professional Development
Tel: (951) 827-6102

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and must be received no later than the Friday of the of the first week of each quarter. The quarterly deadlines are:

  • September 28, 2023 - For classes during Fall quarter and winter break (Sept. 1 to Dec. 31)
  • January 8, 2024 - For classes during Winter quarter and spring break (Jan. 1 to March 31)
  • April 1, 2024 - For classes during Spring quarter and summer (April 1 to Aug. 31)

Fill out our online application