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.

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. 

Need more information?

Contact Erika Leon
Director of Professional Development

Tel: (951) 827-3276

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:

  • October 2, 2020 - For classes during Fall quarter and winter break (Sept. 1 to Dec. 31)
  • January 8, 2021 - For classes during Winter quarter and spring break (Jan. 1 to March 31)
  • March 26, 2021 - For classes during Spring quarter and summer (April 1 to Aug. 31)

Fill out our online application