Fall 2017 Staff Academic Award Application Period Open!

The application period for our Fall 2017 STAFF ACADEMIC AWARD is open


The purpose of the Staff Academic Award is to assist a CSU, Chico staff employee in furthering his or her educational goals. There is one $500 Fall 2017 award available, sponsored by the Chico State Administration. The award is available to a staff employee meeting the eligibility criteria. The award recipient will be announced in January 2018.


To be eligible, applicants MUST be (1) Currently employed on a half-time or greater basis as a staff* member of CSU, Chico, the Associated Students or the Research Foundation, and (2) Attending or planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education and enrolled in classes for the semester in which he or she is applying. 


The following are NOT ELIGIBLE: Student employees, MPPs, faculty, current members of the Staff Council Executive Committee, current members of the Staff Council Staff Academic Award Review Committee, and recipients of a Staff Academic Award within the past 24 months.


Applications will be accepted November 9th – December 11th, 2017. The deadline is Monday, December 11th, 2017 at noon. An application is accessible at the following hyperlink Staff Academic Award Application.  Completed applications can be sent to the Staff Council Office, Sierra Hall Annex, zip 160. Questions about the Staff Academic Awards may be directed to Staff Recognition Chair, Erin Tarabini or x5195.


*Definition of “Staff” employee is defined by Title 5, 42700, page 540 (o).   “Nonacademic employees" means an employee who provides non-instructional and non-administrative supporting services such as secretarial, clerical, and maintenance services. A nonacademic employee may have lead responsibility, but normally does not have responsibility for major decisions. Higher academic degrees are not an essential qualification for service as a nonacademic employee.