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SEA Educational Scholarship & Professional Development Award

Staff Employee Association Educational Scholarship

This SEA scholarship is to financially assist SEA members who are attending USU with a degree completion goal. This is a one-time awarding of $1,000 to be split over two consecutive semesters of attendance.

SEA Educational Scholarship recipients are selected based on their financial need, GPA, and statement of professional/academic goals.

Staff Employee Association Professional Development Award

The purpose of the SEA professional development award is to assist SEA members wishing to attend a conference or workshop with a demonstrated financial need. This award covers no more than ½ the cost of registration charges for the conference or workshop directed to the employee’s professional development up to $500, in conjunction with departmental funds.

SEA Professional Development Award recipients are selected based on financial need, legitimacy of conference/workshop, and relevance of the conference/workshop to the employee's current professional role.


Application Information

  • Applications open in mid-December/early January.
  • Completed applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 pm on March 29, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Please allow 30 days from the last day of submission for a decision to be made. The funds will be processed and will appear in the employee-student account before the tuition and fee deadline for the respective semester.
  • All applicants will be notified by email when a decison has been made, and recipients will be announced at the SEA annual luncheon(s).

Scholarship Donations

Make a Tax-Deductible Contribution Through Payroll Deduction

Thanks to the generous contributions of USU SEA members, more than 173 employees and/or their family members have been awarded over $60,000 in scholarships since 1989. We are very proud to assist in all education and professional development goals.

Our goal is to award more money to more employees, but we need your help! Sign up to contribute through payroll deduction using the on-line payroll deduction form, or by downloading, filling out and sending in your donation form. If all employees were to donate just $1 per month (just $12 a year), we would increase our awarding capabilities by approximately $4,000, and more scholarships could be awarded to more employees.