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The Staff Council administers several programs which help non-represented staff. 

Staff Council Professional Development Fund

All non-represented UVM staff are eligible to apply for up to $500 to assist with a professional development opportunity such as a training, membership, or conference attendance. Application periods occur quarterly.  

Please note additional staff development fund awards available on campus below, under 'Other Awards.'

Staff Emergency Loan Fund

The Staff Emergency Loan Fund (SELF) provides interest free loans on an emergency basis to University of Vermont permanent full time or part time staff members who have successfully completed their probationary period. All personal information regarding staff members found on loan applications remain confidential. The security of information is maintained at all times by the Staff Council Office.

Community Service Award

The Staff Council Community Engagement Committee will recognize demonstrated volunteerism by UVM Staff with a $25 award (per staff member) made payable to the 501c3 group or organization connected to the staff member’s volunteer effort. UVM staff members are limited to one application per calendar year.

Community Service Award Application

Applications are to be submitted to the Staff Council Office. The Staff Council Community Engagement Committee will review and process award applications at their monthly meeting, following receipt of the application.  Please note that funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, until the funds are depleted.  Support for this Award Program is dependent upon availability of funds, and is not guaranteed. 

For additional information on any of these awards, please contact the Staff Council Office at Staff.Council@uvm.edu or 656-4493.

Other Awards

There are several awards and funds available to staff across campus. These include:

Our Common Ground

The Our Common Ground award is presented to University of Vermont staff members who have made extraordinary contributions and who have had a significant impact on our university, as demonstrated through the values expressed in Our Common Ground. The recipients each receive a prize of $1,000. 
Learn more: Our Common Ground

Athletic Department

Athletic Department Award

Presented to a member of the faculty, staff or community in appreciation of loyal support and continuing devotion to the UVM athletic program.
Learn more: Athletic Award

College of Arts & Sciences

Dean's Staff Awards for Superior Performance in Administrative and Technical Support

Recognize outstanding effort and achievement by staff in the support of the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010, two awards have been given annually: one for superior administrative support and one for superior technical support. Each recipient will receive a personal cash award of $250 from the Dean's Office.
Learn more: CAS Staff Awards

Staff Development Fund Award

This awards up to $300 to full-time staff in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Learn more: CAS Development Fund Award (scroll down)

College of Agricultural Life Sciences

Excellence in Staff Support Award

Recipient receives a personal cash award of $1500 as well as an additional amount to enhance or replace equipment in their office.
Learn more: CALS staff award

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Outstanding Staff Member, Dean's Office Award

Excellence in Student Advising

Learn more: CEMS Annual Awards

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dean's Inclusive Excellence Award

Recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who has made a major contribution to create an environment of social justice, inclusion and equity at the Department and/or College and/or University and/or community levels.
Learn more: CNHS Awards

Grossman School of Business

Dean's Staff Award

The annual winner is presented with a choice between a cash award of $1,500 or a cash award of $500 and professional development grant for $1,000.
Learn more: Grossman Dean's Staff Award (scroll to "Administrative")

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Marcia Caldwell Award

Given to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies Marcia’s dedication to students.
Learn more: RSENR Awards

Did you know?

The Staff Emergency Loan Fund was originally funded by selling cookbooks, back in the early 1990s.

If you would like to donate to the Fund, simply send a check payable to UVM-Staff Emergency Loan Fund to:

UVM Foundation
Grasse Mount Bldg
411 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405