The Eberly College of Science Staff Program Support Endowment supports staff enrichment and professional development activities. To apply, interested staff are required to complete an application that outlines their professional goals regarding the requested activity and the estimated cost. The activity does not need to be directly related to the current position held and can include activities such as Penn State Workplace Learning and Performance offerings, conference registrations, etc. that are not reimbursed by the University. College credit courses are not covered by this endowment.
The recipients of this award will be chosen by a Dean-appointed committee. The committee will include associate deans and faculty members. Staff members will not be eligible to serve on the committee due to a possible conflict of interest.
Full-time exempt, non-exempt or technical service staff members in good standing with the Eberly College of Science are eligible. Applications are due by September 1st of each year. Employees should have a minimum of one year of employment in the college prior to the September 1st application deadline. If awarded, the activity should be completed by August 31st of the following year. The recipient may not be chosen for two consecutive years. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received this award in the past.
Notification/Disbursement of Funds
The recipients will be notified in writing by the selection committee by November 1st with the recipients announced at the annual Eberly College of Science Staff Awards Luncheon and Ceremony held in November of each year. Distribution of funds for approved professional development activities will be processed as required for each individual. If the recipient leaves the Eberly College of Science prior to finishing the activity, reimbursement for the activity is forfeited.
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