Scholarship Program

Mike Puritz

Mike Puritz retired in 2015 after 35 years of service to UCI and 19 years of service to Staff Assembly.

The Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Program

The 2017-18 Scholarship Application period has closed and will re-open Spring 2018. 

 

Scholarship Program Objective
Through donations from staff, faculty, and the community, this program helps UC Irvine career staff employees continue to impact their career and UCI by furthering their educational goals, whether in pursuit of an academic degree, Continuing Education courses, workshops, webinars, conferences or other classes.

Who is Eligible?
The UCI Staff Assembly Scholarship opportunity is offered to all full-time or part-time UC Irvine career staff employees who have completed their six-month probationary period. Qualified career development training activities include courses, seminars, webinars, and conferences. Items not eligible for scholarship funding are travel or other incidental expenses (such as food, parking, lodging, etc.), courses required to maintain a current license or board certification, and any training paid by or reimbursed from University funds or other organizations.

Deadlines
The 2017-18 application deadline is open from April 15 to May 15, 2017 for reimbursement for coursework completed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Notification of the scholarship award will be via email before June 30, 2017.

Applicants are required to utilize UC Irvine employee discounts for UC and Continuing Education courses. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Qualifying Process
At the end of application period, the Scholarship Committee will determine the number of scholarships to be awarded based on the value of the currently available fund minus $500 (reserved to “seed” the next period) divided by $500. Thus, a fund with $2500 will have 2500-500=2000 available; 2000/500=4 scholarships. The Committee will review applications to verify eligibility.

If the number of eligible applications exceeds the funding available, award recipients will be based on a random selection process. The Scholarship Committee may, at its discretion, agree upon and award up to two especially deserving “Committee Awards” not to exceed $500 each among the qualified applications.

If the number of eligible applications is fewer than the funding available, excess funds will be reserved and awarded in the following year. Actual award amounts are not to exceed $500 per individual, per year, and are based on the cost of fees, books, or other directly related expenses that will be reimbursed once receipts are provided within 60 days of completion of the course. The Committee may, at its discretion, reserve any partial funds not used for the following year or apply them to partial scholarships.

Recipients will be notified of their final award amount within 45 days of the close of the application period. To collect their award, they have 60 days following the completion of the course to submit 1) an official grade report or other applicable documentation showing course completion, and 2) original receipts demonstrating proof of payment for course, registration fees, and/or books. Employees who miss this deadline will forfeit their award and monies will be returned to the fund for future scholarships.For more information, contact Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs, Sandy Lee and/or Diane Sagey.

Scholarship Recipients
2015-2016:
Connie Cheng
Darren Endo

2016-2017:
Rita Frerk
Lou Illagan
Cecilia Melgoza

Events
Chipotle Dine Out Day: December 18, 2017 (11am – 3pm at University Town Center in Irvine).

Acknowledgments
The Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Program relies on fundraising and donations from UC Irvine staff and the community. We would like to thank those who have supported our program by participating in our fundraising events and through donations.

SCHOLARSHIP CO-CHAIRS

Sandy Nga Lee ’99
Donor Relations Analyst / Anteater Ambassadors Network Advisor
Office of Donor Relations
snlee@uci.edu

Diane Sagey ’83 ’99
Assistant Dean, Operations
The Paul Merage School of Business
dsagey@uci.edu

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Joseph De Los Santos
Anesthesia & Perioperative

Leora Fellus
SOM – Academic Affairs

Nancy Im
Budget Office

Diane Kaguni
Student Health

Kris Kerrigan
Division of Continuing Education & English & Certificates for Internationals

Kiu Klauke
Budget Office & Planning and Budget

Sandy Lee
University Advancement

Kasey Lucas
University Advancement

Lynette Mabutol
The Paul Merage School of Business

Mike Puritz
Emeritus

Diane Sagey
The Paul Merage School of Business

Chuck Villanueva
The Paul Merage School of Business

Briandy Walden
Office of Information Technology

DONATE NOW
Interested in supporting fellow colleagues to succeed at UC Irvine? Whether it is a one-time donation or monthly contributions automatically deducted from your paycheck, your support at any level is very much appreciated. Your donation may be tax-deductible; please consult your tax adviser.

Make Your Online Donation Now » http://connect.uci.edu/Staff-Assembly-Scholarship

Create a Monthly Automatic Payroll Deduction Donation by downloading and completing this form (minimum $5 per paycheck). Please note: If donors have a current Payroll Deduction pledge, they cannot create a new pledge until their current pledge is paid off. The Payroll Office does not currently support this.