Scholarship Program

Applications for the Fall 2018 award cycle (i.e. courses held July 1 - December 31, 2018) are now being accepted. All applications must by submitted by 5 p.m. on September 30, 2018 for consideration.
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.

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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).

Application Deadlines

  • The application for the Fall 2018 award cycle opens on July 2 and closes on September 30, 2018.
  • The activity start date must fall within the award cycle (Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2018).

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.