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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 program is open to all UC San Diego 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


Each applicant must first complete the UC San Diego Staff Association Scholarship application. In addition, the applicant must submit a current resume and write a personal statement (1,000 words 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 need and how the scholarship funds will help the applicant to meet the goals outlined in the Summary of Career Advancement Objectives.
      • Please include an Individual Development Plan (if completed).

Timeline and Process

The UC San Diego Staff Association Scholarship Review Committee will review each application. The Scholarship Review Committee will award scholarships to those who clearly show how the proposed training will create career advancement opportunities or meet career advancement opportunities. 

  • Timeframe of consideration between July 1, 2020 – June 1, 2021.
  • Applications will be accepted between February 1 – March 15, 2021.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to one (1) or more recipients, depending upon available funding.
  • One (1) scholarship will be awarded per person unless funds available exceed applications.
  • Funds will be sent by check after confirmation of payment and course completion for chosen career development activity.
  • Professional development must be completed, and confirmation of completion received, prior to June 1, 2021.
  • Award winners will be notified by April 15, 2021.

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

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Staff Association Scholarships are funded by event sponsors. We appreciate their willingness to participate in our events and support staff professional development.

2020-2021 Staff Association Scholarships Platinum Sponsors:

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