Staff Council Programs
Staff Council offers UH staff members various scholarships, professional development programs and leadership development opportunities.
Staff Council programs provide a sense of unity, pride and achievement that empower the University of Houston’s community in its journey to the next milestone of excellence together.
Staff Council scholarships are made possible by continuous support from the President's Office and fellow staff members.
- Staff Professional Development-HC54402RN
- Students of Staff Scholarship-HC54401RN
Q: When does the Staff Council start accepting applications?
A: Staff Council starts to accept scholarship applications from the 1st of March to the 15th of April each year. Any application deadline extensions will be published on the Staff Council website.
Q: Where is the link for the scholarship application form?
For Students of Staff https://uh.edu/staff-council/scholarships/BRenaeSoS/
Q: What are the criteria for SC/WGRC Scholarship?
A: Applicant should be a full-time, benefit-eligible staff with a minimum of one-year employment history at UH. For additional information, please see Staff Council & Women and Gender Resource Center Scholarships - University of Houston (uh.edu)
Q: What are the criteria for the B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship?
A: The parent of the Applicant must be a full-time, benefit-eligible staff with a minimum of one-year employment history at UH. For additional information, please see https://uh.edu/staff-council/scholarships/BRenaeSoS/
Q: Am I eligible to apply for the SC/WGRC Scholarship if I am the recipient in previous years?
A: Yes, prior year award recipients are welcome to apply every year.
Q: Can I apply for both Staff Council/WGRC Scholarship and HR Staff Scholarship at the same time?
A: Yes, these 2 scholarships are not related, and we encourage you to apply for both.
Q: Does B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship apply to TA, CWS, etc?
A: Your parent should be a full-time, benefit-eligible staff with a minimum of one-year employment history at UH. For additional information, please see https://uh.edu/staff-council/scholarships/BRenaeSoS/
Q: Can I use a recommendation letter from outside of UH?
A: You may include a recommendation letter from outside UH, such as a previous employer, teacher, or organization. Please remember to include your recommendation letters in your application package.
Q: If I am just accepted into the Ph.D. program at UH, am I eligible to apply for the SC/WGRC Scholarship?
Q: If I am admitted to UH as a Freshman, can I still apply for the B. Renae Milton Students of Staff scholarship?
A: Yes, you can use your High School grade for your application.
Q: I am very interested and intend to apply for the scholarship. I see that the requirements highlight an academic credit course. Does this exclude certification programs offered through UH?
A: Unfortunately, the Staff Council/WGRC scholarship only applies towards UH academic credit courses. For non-UH academic credit course financial assistance, please visit Staff Council Rebecca Szwarc Professional Development Reimbursement - University of Houston (uh.edu)
2021-2022 Scholarship Award Recipients
Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship
Mandy Q. Pham
Nutrition, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Staff Council Scholarships
Administrative Assistant, CLASS
Major: M.Ed., Higher Education, College of Education
Director, Women and Gender Resource Center
Major: Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies, College of Education
Digital Content Strategist, Strategic Initiatives
Major: Marketing, C. T. Bauer College of Business
Program Coordinator, Academic Services
Major: Art Leadership, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
Lan Chi Nguyen
Sr. Research Lab Administrator, College of Optometry-Visual Optics Institute
Major: Professional Leadership in Health Science, College of Education
Academic Advisor III
Major: Public Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Police Sergeant, UH Police Department
Major: Master of Social Work, Graduate College of Social Work
Power Plant Electrician, Central Plants, Facilities Services
Major: Electrical Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering
Assistant Business Administrator, College of Pharmacy
Major: Social Work, Graduate College of Social Work
Project Manager, Alumni Relations
Major: Mass Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Women & Gender Resource Center Advisory Committee Scholarships
Candace Guy R. Anzaldua
Financial Assistant, Physics Department
Major: English, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Director of Assessment and Accreditation Services
Major: PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education
Caroline S. Neary
Senior Research Analyst, Undergraduate Student Success
Major: PhD in Higher Education Leadership & Policy Studies, College of Education
Giovanni C. Rosselli
Director of Alumni Relations, C.T. Bauer College of Business
Major: Master of Public Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Assistant Stationary Engineer, Facilities Services
Major: Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
2019 Leadership Awards
Rebecca Szwarc Group Award
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Business Office
This award is named in honor of our former colleague Rebecca Szwarc, who worked tirelessly to make this special recognition happen. This award is given to a department, office, area, committee or other work group that demonstrates high performance in delivering their designated service or on a special project, event or activity.
Innovation: Grace Rosanes, Assistant Director, Division of Research
Community Service: Karl Hearne, Executive Administrative Assistant, Neighborhood and Strategic Initiatives
President's Excellence Awards (formerly Staff Excellence)
Kristen Guiseppi, Director, Pre-Law Pipeline Program, University of Houston Law Center
Frank Kelley, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Business Programs, C.T. Bauer College of Business
Asha Thomas, Director of Student Affairs, C.T. Bauer College of Business
Jacqueline Chee, Accountant 3, State Appropriation Accounting
Maggie Mahoney, Learning Abroad Advisor, Learning Abroad
Caroline Watkins, Assistant Business Administrator, Department of Psychology
Virginia Chandler, Financial Assistant 2, Educational Testing Services
Spencer Cook, Vendor ID Supervisor, Accounts Payable
Elaine Fiala, Executive Secretary, Health Law & Policy Institute
Tech, Service & Craft:
Roderick Alexander, Facilities Services Lead, Facilities Services
Carla Tisby, Facilities Dispatch Supervisor, Facilities Services
Dwight Wilkins, Refuse Collector Driver, Solid Waste