Staff Senate

Scholarships & Grants

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Staff Senate Scholarship

The Staff Senate Scholarship was established to foster a spirit of unity, pride and cooperation among staff members by recognizing the leadership role staff play in the daily work of the university. This scholarship will be used to support university employees and their dependents seeking a degree at the university.  

Staff Senate awards two scholarships each fall and spring semester. The amount of each scholarship is $500 and can be used for any educational expense the student may incur. All permanent SHRA and non-teaching EHRA employees (working a minimum of ¾ of the time) and their dependents are eligible and encouraged to apply. The employee must have been working for the university for a minimum of one year prior to the first day of the semester of the award. The recipient must have been accepted into UNCW and be pursuing a degree. Continuing students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be eligible for award. The recipient shall be selected based on need and other information provided to the committee.

Application Instructions

The University Scholarship Application is used for the selection process. Access the scholarship application via SeaNET. If you want to learn how to apply for a scholarship we have a Guide on How to Apply or you can also watch our video on how to apply, as well.

Deadline

Spring 2018 applications will be accepted October 1 - October 31. 

For questions, email scholarships@uncw.edu or call 910.962.3177.

Textbook Scholarship

The Textbook Scholarship Program allows eligible UNCW employees to borrow required textbook(s) from the UNCW Bookstore for undergraduate or graduate classes taken by tuition benefit or fee waiver. Please click here for application information and details.

Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund

The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster.  Janet represented UNC-TV on the General Administration Staff Forum and was subsequently elected to the UNC Staff Assembly.  She served as its first Parliamentarian until her untimely death in June 2011.  This scholarship promotes staff development for permanent, full-time, non-faculty employees, as well as recognizes and honors Janet’s leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.

The JBR Memorial Staff Scholarship provides one or more annual awards, based on the availability of funds.  Scholarships provide assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification.  The maximum award amount per academic year is $1,000.  Awards are not automatically renewable.  Recipients are selected by a Selection Committee.  Some of the following factors will be considered by the committee in making selections:

  • The educational goals of the applicant
  • The financial needs of the applicant
  • The commitment of the applicant to his or her UNC employer institution
  • The relationship of the educational program to the applicant’s job

Application Instructions

In addition to the application, you will also need two letters of recommendation, a copy of your UNC employee identification card, and a copy of your resume. You may also include information about the course or training which you are seeking.
Visit www.northcarolina.edu/scholarships/janet-b-royster-jbr-memorial-staff-scholarship-fund for more information.

Deadline

Applications for the UNC Staff Assembly's Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship are accepted until May 1 for fall enrollment and November 7 for spring enrollment. 

Grants

Global Travel Grant

Office of International Program    

The Office of International Programs supports international travel that will contribute to your global professional development. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply for this unique opportunity click here. The deadline is May 31, 2017. Please visit the Office of International Programs' website to learn more about the Global Travel Grant available to all full-time staff!