Staff Assembly Awards

Staff Awards

Staff Awards

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

Scholarships and Citations Applications are Now Open! Submission Deadline is March 11, 2024.
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Staff and Staff Dependent Scholarship Program

The UC Davis/UC Davis Health 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 UC Davis Health Staff Assemblies, we are proud to administer:

  • Kathleen Moore Endowment Scholarship
  • UC Davis Student Affairs Staff Scholarship 
  • UC Davis Health Latinx Staff and Faculty Association Scholarship
  • UC Davis Latinx Staff and Faculty Association Scholarship
  • UC Davis Staff Health and Well-being Program Scholarships
  • Margene E. Orzalli Endowment Scholarship
  • UC Davis Retirees' Association Career Enhancement Award
  • UC Davis / UC Davis Health Staff Assembly Scholarships
  • Larry N. Vanderhoef Staff Scholarship
  • UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship
  • UC Davis Health Pride Scholarship
  • UC Davis Health DiversABILITY 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, UC Davis Health, 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 and Staff Dependent 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.


Citations of Excellence Program

Staff Assembly's annual Citations of Excellence awards program provides recognition for non-represented, individual staff and staff teams who have demonstrated outstanding achievements that go above and beyond the requirements outlined in their position descriptions. 

Individual Awards
  • INNOVATION - Nominations should be based on achievements in innovation that result in time/dollar savings, revenue enhancement, productivity improvement, and/or creative activities that benefit the organization’s system, protocols and/or procedures.
  • MENTORSHIPNominations should be based on outstanding leadership in coaching and mentoring other staff members.
  • RESEARCH - Nominations should be based on achievements 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 achievements such as fostering engagement and inclusion in the campus community, leadership, and volunteerism.  
  • SUPERVISION - Nominations should be based on achievements such as creating and maintaining high morale, acknowledging and recognizing each employee’s efforts, encouraging employee career growth and modeling and promoting healthy work/life habits. (Supervision or lead nominations, MUST include two nominators who work under the supervision or lead of the nominee.)
  • TEACHING - Nominations should be based on achievements 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.
  • HEALTH AND WELL-BEING - Nominations should be based on achievements such as demonstrating consistent commitment to their employees’/colleagues’ work/life and well-being, demonstrating their knowledge of health and well-being resources on campus, integrating their knowledge of and approaches to well-being into their work, leadership, and/or activities on campus, supporting access to and engagement in workplace health and well-being programs, services, and events, connecting with others and helping educate their co-workers about health and well-being program offerings, as well as supporting a healthy, inclusive, and engaging culture of well-being in unit/department.
 Team Awards
  • STAFF TEAM AWARD - Nominations for team awards should be based on achievements that contribute to the University Mission of Teaching, Research and Service, provides exemplary services to students, staff, faculty and/or general campus, makes notable contributions to the department and/or campus and embodies the Principles of Community. Teams include project or program staff, office staff, or other similar groups, but entire departments or service units may not be nominated. A team nomination size is a maximum of 6 people.
  • STAFF TEAM AWARD FOR HEALTH & WELL-BEING - Nominations for team awards for health and well-being should be based on achievements such as demonstrating consistent commitment to their team's work/life and well-being, advocating for resources, policies, systems, and environments that support a healthy and well workplace, supporting and encouraging their colleagues' participation and engagement in health and wellness-related activities, encouraging collaboration and social connection with other units/departments to participate and engage with health and well-being resources, supporting a healthy, inclusive, and engaging culture of well-being in their unit/department, as well as advocating for inclusive and equitable resources, policies, systems and environments that support a healthy and well workplace. A team nomination size is a maximum of 6 people.

 Please contact the Staff Assembly office at staffvoice@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions.