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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.

  • Support Staff Scholarship and Professional Development

    Staff Council scholarships are made possible by continuous support from the President's Office and fellow staff members.  

    You can pledge to the scholarship and professional development reimbursement funds online by visiting UH Gives Back or by submitting the Faculty/Staff Donation form for payroll deduction.

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  • Scholarship FAQ

    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?

    A: For SC/WGRC Staff Council & Women and Gender Resource Center Scholarships - University of Houston (uh.edu)

    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?

    A: Yes

     

    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)

2022-2023 Scholarship Award Recipients

  • Staff Council B. Renae Milton Students of Staff Scholarship

    Olivia Goodley
    Major: Sociology
    Parent (Staff) Hope Pacheco, Asst. Dean of Students

  • Staff Council Scholarships

    Krystle Emerson
    Senior Library Specialist, Law Library
    Major: Pre-Business Administration

    Sarah Flores
    Asst. Director, Student Center Events Services
    Major: MS Hospitality Management

    July Lam
    Financial Coordinator 1, Hotel and Restaurant Management
    Major: Certificate Accountancy

    Erika Neal
    Academic Advisor, Bauer College of Business
    Major: MED Higher Education

    Caroline Neary
    Senior Research Analyst, Undergraduate academic Affairs
    Major: PhD Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

    Hope Pacheco
    Asst. Dean of Students, Dean of Students
    Major: PhD Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

    Giovanni Rosselli
    Alumni Relations Director, Dean’s Office Bauer College
    Major: MPA Public Administration

    Jesus Sanchez
    Financial Coordinator 1, UIT Business Services
    Major: MA History

    Alice Yang
    Program Director 1, Dean of Honors College
    Major: MS Human Resource Development

  • Women & Gender Resource Center Advisory Committee Scholarships

    Cindy Paz
    Program Director 1, Dean of Honors College
    Major: MBA Business Administration

    Melissa Nieto
    Academic Advisor 3, Pharmacological and Pharmaceutic
    Major: MPA Public Administration

    Kirstyn Speich
    Project Manager, Alumni Relations
    Major: MA Mass Communication

    Daniel Chang
    Academic Programs Director, Office of the Provost
    Major: MPA Public Administration

2022 Staff Excellence Awards

  • President's Excellence Award Recipients

    President's Innovation Award
    Bilal Trufant
    , Developer, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    President's Community Service Award
    Stacey Halley
    , Sr. Director of Advancement, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • President's Excellence Awards

    Effective Leader
    Nikki Duncan, Recruitment Manager, Human Resources Department
    Lenay Johnson, Director, Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate and Professional Programs, C.T. Bauer College of Business
    Tristan Sims,Program Director, Undergraduate Studies, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

     

    Administrative Professional
    Stacia Dunn, Assistant Director, Academic Affairs and Student Success, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
    Michelle Nodskov, Program Manager, Office of First Year Programs, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Trinity Rinear, Director, Bonner Leaders Program, The Honors College

     

    Clerical
    Jasmine Harrison, Development Coordinator, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Sylvia Landa, Clinic Coordinator, Pediatric and Binocular Vision Services, University Eye Institute
    Jane Tragesser, Clinic Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

     

    Technical, Service, and Craft
    Ralph Brown, Electronics Tech, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering
    Ivey Davis, User Services Specialist Lead, UIT - Technology Services and Support
    Robert Dial, Electrical Tech, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering

  • C.F. McElhinney Distinguished Service Award

    Recipients of this award are staff members who consistently contribute at the highest level to the teaching and service objectives of our University. They are true leaders and role models. Candidates for the McElhinney Award come from the pool of previous Staff Excellence Award recipients. The McElhinney Award, therefore, recognizes the best of the best.

    Maggie Mahoney
    Director, Global Engagement