Staff Scholarship Program


The System Offices Staff Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to System Office budgeted employees pursuing a degree from an accredited institution of higher education.


The Staff Scholarship Program was created by the System Offices Staff Council in 2000 with a gift from Chancellor Howard Graves.  The fund is supported by private gifts and various fund raising activities hosted by Staff Council.


The scholarships are limited to budgeted System Office employees enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, regardless of percent effort or length of employment with the System Offices. The number of awards and level of funding will be based on the resources available, as determined by the Staff Council Scholarship Committee.

Application Process

Applications for the System Offices Staff Scholarship Program must be submitted to the Staff Council Scholarship Committee according to the following guidelines:

  1. Scholarship applications must be submitted each semester by the application deadline.
  2. The application must include documentation indicating the employee has registered to attend an accredited institution of higher education and paid for the courses in full (paid fee slip).
  3. Applications must be reviewed and approved by the applicant’s department head, if classes will meet during working hours.
  4. Submit completed application to:The point of contact is:Staff Council Scholarship Committee
    Janie Tountas
    MCB 639