Staff Awards

The UC Davis Staff Assembly is pleased to sponsor an annual Staff and Dependent Staff Scholarship Program and an annual Citations of Excellence Program.

Staff and Dependent Staff Scholarship Program

The UC Davis/UCDHS Staff Assembly Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to UC Davis career staff and their dependents on both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Funded by the UC Davis and UCDHS Staff Assemblies, we are proud to administer the Kathleen Moore Endowment Scholarship; Latino Staff and Faculty Association Scholarship; Margene E. Orzalli Endowment Scholarship; UC Davis Retirees' Association Career Enhancement Award; Staff Assembly Scholarships; and the Larry N. Vanderhoef Staff Scholarship.

Through this program, career staff receive funding to continue their education to pursue professional certificates for personal/professional development as well as in Associate, Bachelor, or graduate degree programs at community colleges, state colleges, universities (public or private), and professional schools. 

Dependents of career staff at UC Davis, UCDHS, field stations, and labs who are attending or will attend UC Davis as an undergraduate during the academic year (that they apply) are eligible for the Staff Dependent Scholarship award.

The Staff Scholarship Program is funded by generous endowments, sales of Staff Pins, and TGFS sponsorships. Annual award amounts vary depending on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of available funds.

Go here for information on Staff Scholarship eligibility and application.

Go here for information on Staff Dependent Scholarship eligibility and application.

Citations of Excellence Program

The Staff Assembly's annual Citations of Excellence awards program provides recognition for individual staff and staff teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in one of the following areas:


  • TEACHING - Nominations should be based on achievement such as providing a high level of service to students, fostering student engagement, providing notable contributions to one’s department, or creative and original engagement in support of the University’s teaching mission.
  • RESEARCH - Nominations should be based on achievement such as providing a high level of support to active research programs, exemplary support of grant administration, as well as activities which contribute to the well-being and interests of students, faculty, staff, and the campus.
  • SERVICE - Nominations should be based on achievement such as fostering engagement and inclusion in campus community, leadership, and volunteerism. Nominations in this category also include supervisors and leads who create and maintain high morale, acknowledge and recognize employee efforts, and encourage and support career growth.
  • SUPERVISION - Nominations should be based on achievement such as creating and maintaining high morale, acknowledging and recognizing each employee’s efforts, and encouraging employee career growth. (Supervision or lead nominations, MUST be submitted by three campus employees, two of whom work under the supervision or lead of the nominee.)
  • INNOVATION - Nominations should be based on achievement in innovation that results in time/dollar savings, revenue enhancement, productivity improvement, and/or creative activities that benefit the organization’s system, protocols and/or procedures.

Go here for Citations of Excellence for an individual nomination form.


  • CAMPUS COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS & SERVICE - Any three campus staff, faculty, or administrative employees with knowledge of the team's outstanding achievement can submit nominations. Teams include project or program staff, office staff, or other similar groups, but entire departmens or service units may not be nominated.

Go here for Citations of Excellence for team nomination form.

Nominations for the Staff Assembly Citations of Excellence program are released in January of each year. Please contact the Staff Assembly office at (530) 752-0988 if you have any questions.