Staff Senate


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, 2019. Please visit the Office of International Programs' website to learn more about the Global Travel Grant available to all full-time staff!

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.  

The Staff Senate Scholarship Committee will review applications in March/April and recommend four scholarship winners (two for the fall and two for the spring) for the upcoming academic year. 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.


The FY20 scholarship application portal will open in December 2018 and close March 1, 2019. Four scholarships will be awarded.

For questions, email 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 for more information.

Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award

The Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award is given to a permanent, full-time staff member who has shown exemplary understanding, empathy and devotion to mankind and whose accomplishments are consistent with the goals exemplified by Erskine B. Bowles during his tenure as UNC President and in accordance with the University's public service mission. For more information, click here.