Staff Assembly has a variety of awards and scholarships to honor the achievements and service of our hardworking staff. Applications for these awards open annually in the spring quarter and are presented at the Staff Assembly Awards Recognition Reception. Check back here in the spring to nominate staff who have gone above and beyond to serve the UCLA community.

Nominations for staff awards and scholarships are now open through Friday, April 15, 2022 at 5:00PM. To see the eligibility and criteria, and nominate staff, click on the button below.


Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Award

The Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Award is designed to recognize, encourage, and reinforce the performance of staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping the University achieve its mission. This award will be presented to a UCLA staff member who demonstrates a commitment to University values through significant contributions and achievements which consistently exceed the established requirements of the individual’s appointed job.

Faculty/Staff Partnership Award

In recognition of the value of collaboration and collegiality, staff members are encouraged to nominate faculty members who exemplify these values and who actively develop and encourage faculty/staff partnerships.

Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award

The Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Centennial Award is designed to recognize staff members at the University who are supportive and inclusive of UC staff, and encourage equity, diversity, and community/collaboration, are forward thinking, and do not compromise quality. This special award is named in memory of Kevin McCauley, former Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the University, in recognition of his many years of service to UC and his dedication to building partnerships and increasing UCOP staff engagement with the local community. The winner of this UCLA award will serve as UCLA’s nominee for UC-wide recognition in the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA).

Staff Scholarships

Staff members may apply for scholarships in support of their career enhancement and professional growth. Each award will be given as a reimbursement and covers the cost of education or training up to $500. Scholarships are presented by University Credit Union.

Thanks to the UCLA Staff Assembly scholarship, I was able to take a UCLA Extension class on fundraising, which has helped me develop and expand my skills. Given the severe economic times UCLA is facing and departmental cuts to staff development, receiving the Staff Assembly scholarship was a blessing. The application process was easy and I was informed within a few weeks that I had been selected to receive the award. Thank you UCLA Staff Assembly!

This course prepared me to use our recently acquired recording equipment and software for songwriting and recording with our pediatric patients. The scholarship helped to defray the costs of participation. The opportunity has enabled me to work effectively and efficiently with our pediatric patients as they participate in a unique opportunity to record original compositions while hospitalized on our pediatric oncology unit.

It is great to know that there is a staff-run organization that is working to support employee’s educational and career aspirations. Without the benefit of a staff scholarship from the Staff Assembly, I know I would be forced to accept a high-interest personal loan to pay for these expenses. At a time of economic uncertainty, being given this award does much to ease my qualms about how I would pay for educational materials.

This program is wonderful. In this time of financial uncertainty I was able to continue taking classes knowing I would receive some much needed support. I am one step closer to graduation and moving on to getting my MBA. Thank you so much!

The Staff Scholarship program provides an incentive for me in pursuing my career in Healthcare Management. I am using this staff scholarship to pay for a small portion of my graduate school tuition. The scholarship provides recognition to those that want to further their education and gives them a boost mentally and financially. I am very grateful to have been chosen among the many applicants for this wonderful award.

During these difficult economic times your gift has truly been a blessing in helping me fulfill my dream of a college education.

The Staff Assembly Scholarship allowed me to gain additional training in a treatment protocol that allows me to offer UCLA students the most up to date therapies for emotional disorder. This training directly impacts the nature of individual and group therapy I offer at the counseling center.

I am so grateful for the Scholarship Program. As a result of my program attendance, I am certified for 5 years to provide student training for the only empirically-based eating disorders prevention program for undergraduates.