Staff Association Scholarship Program

The UC San Diego Staff Association scholarship is intended to support career advancement efforts and provide an opportunity to be reimbursed up to a maximum of $500.00 for any career employee.

Scholarship Overview  

The UC San Diego Staff Association scholarship will be a scholarship open to all UCSD Career employees who are interested in advancing their career. The scholarship can be used toward a professional development activity which requires a fee.

Professional development activities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational seminars, workshops, or conferences registration fees
  • Course work for professional development


Applicants must complete and provide the following information:

  • An application: Scholarship Application
  • A current resume and a personal statement (2 pages max) to include:
    • Summary of Career Advancement Objectives
      • How did/will this course/seminar/conference assist you in enhancing your current job skills for advancement opportunities or career change within the university system?
      • What additional development activities/endeavors have you undertaken pertinent to your education or professional goals?
    • Description of how the scholarship funds will help the applicant to meet the goals outlined in the Summary of Career Advancement Objectives
  • An Individual Development Plan (if completed)

Timeline and Process:

Applications will be reviewed by the UC San Diego Staff Association Scholarship Review Committee. The scholarship will be awarded based on creation of an exemplary career advancement objectives.

  • Applications will be accepted: Sept. 1- October 31st, 2018.
  • The 2018-19 scholarship program is intended to cover the cost of training incurred between Jan. 1, 2017, and December 31, 2019.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) or more recipients, depending upon available funding.
  • Funds will be sent by check after receipts for chosen career development activity has been completed.
  • Certificate or other evidence of completion of career development activity must also be submitted.
  • Award winners will be notified by January 7, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in advancing your career with the support of the UC San Diego Staff Association!  If you have any questions and to submit your application, please contact