Scholarship Program

The aim of this program is to support activities that enrich the professional lives of its membership -- UCSF career, non-represented, non-union staff. Scholarships may be used for Professional Development and Continuing Education (PDCE): degrees, courses, conferences, webinars, etc.
Applications for the Spring 2019 award cycle (i.e. activities conducted between January 1—June 30, 2019) is now closed. All applications were due by April 1, 2019.
The Fall 2019 cycle will open soon. More details will be made available as soon as they are finalized.

Application Information and Requirements

The scholarship award amount is $300. Scholarships are awarded twice annually. Scholarships are available to career (50% or greater full-time employment), non-represented, non-union, PPSM policy-covered staff who have completed probation. NOTE: this program is for staff that are not represented by a bargaining unit (union) -- at the administrative level, this is Analyst 1 and above. To check your eligibility by Title or Title Code, please visit the HR site here.

Title code screen capture from HR website showing a represented title, not eligible for the Staff Assembly scholarship program

The title immediately above, for an (Administrative) Assistant 3 employee, belongs to the Clerical bargaining unit "CX" and therefore the employee is not eligible.

Title code screen capture from HR website showing a non-represented title, therefore eligible for the Staff Assembly scholarship program

The title immediately above, for an Analyst 1 employee, does not belong to a bargaining unit, reflected by the "99-" code, and therefore the employee is a member of Staff Assembly and is eligible to apply for the scholarship program.

Preference is given to activities promoting the mission of UCSF as well as contributing to safe and healthy lifestyles and communities

Scholarships can be awarded in multiple years to the same applicant if the applicant meets Staff Assembly’s requirements for reporting on the use of previously granted awards

Criteria and Selection Process

The following criteria are considered in the selection process:

  • How the Scholarship Relates to the Applicant's Personal and/or Professional Development Goals
  • Promotion of the UCSF Mission
  • Personal Commitment to Completion of Specified Program/Activity
  • Initiative, Innovation, and Creativity
  • Written Communication Skills

Award Method

All scholarship awards will be provided as a reimbursement paid upon submission of course receipt, certification of completion, and the Employee Educational Assistance Form (from UC Policy T-182-77, page 30). This reimbursement must be made directly to the employee; we cannot reimbursement departments, programs, or other entities. Please note that expense reports submitted more than 60 days after the listed purchase date/trip end date will be subject to applicable payroll taxes, per UC policy.

Application Deadlines

  • The application for the Spring 2019 award cycle opens on January 2 and closes on April 1, 2019.
  • The activity start date must fall within the award cycle (January 1—June 30, 2019).

Skillsoft Availability

Before beginning your application, please confirm that the type of activity you are applying for with this request is not among the many free Skillsoft courses that UCSF offers, in such areas as Professional, Leadership, Business, Wellness, System Applications, and Continuing Education / Certifications.