Kathleen Moore Endowment Scholarship

The Kathleen Moore Endowment Scholarship was created to provide career advancement and educational enrichment opportunities for career staff working under the Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Administration, and earning $53,000 or less annually.

Career staff may apply for this scholarship to attend a conference or pursue professional certificates for personal/professional development as well as to continue their education in GED, Associate, Bachelor, or graduate degree programs at community colleges, state colleges, universities (public or private) and professional schools.

The number of awards to be presented this year is based upon funds available, the number of eligible applicants and is at the discretion of the Staff Assembly Scholarship Committee.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to receive a scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a UC Davis career staff member (past probationary period of employment status) and in good standing (not in process of corrective action), and meet the criteria outlined above.

  • Applicant must continue their education while concurrently employed at the University of California, Davis.

  • Applicants must not have received a scholarship in the previous year's award cycle.

  • Applicants must work under the Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations, and Administration.

  • Applicants must make an annual salary of less than $53,000.

Deadline and Submission Instructions

  • Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 05, 2020 at 11:59pm. Incomplete applications, including transcripts, will not be considered.

  • Please submit your transcripts only to staffvoice@ucdavis.edu

  • While we prefer that all applications are submitted electronically, you may contact the Staff Assembly Coordinator at staffvoice@ucdavis.edu, to discuss alternate submission methods.

Kathleen Moore Scholarship Application

Elements of the Application

  • Biographical information (name, employee ID, contact information, etc.)

  • Statement of purpose (500 words maximum)

  • Campus contributions essay (500 words maximum)

  • Community contributions essay (500 words maximum)

  • Financial need statement

  • If applying for a degree-granting program: Copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) for all post-high school coursework, or high school transcripts if you have not taken any courses after high school. Please submit these in the application browser, by email to staffvoice@ucdavis.edu, or mail them to:

Human Resources Administration Building

Attn: Staff Assembly

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616


  • Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards in June 2020.

  • Recipients will be invited to an awards ceremony to be held on the Davis campus in September where they will receive an award certificate (monetary award will be mailed following notification of the award).

  • The number of scholarships awarded, and their amounts, is based upon the number of eligible applicants, and is at the discretion of the Staff Assembly Scholarship Committee. Scholarships awarded by Staff Assembly in the 2019-2020 cycle ranged between $750 and $2000.

  • Please note that your scholarship may be subject to federal and state taxes. To determine if you are required to claim the Scholarship when filing your income taxes please visit IRS Publication 970 - Tax Benefits for Education