Applications are now being accepted for the UNC Staff Assembly’s Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship. The deadline is May 1, 2017.
The Janet B. Royster (JBR) Memorial Staff Scholarship Fund was created in August of 2011 by the UNC Staff Assembly in memory of UNC-TV employee Janet B. Royster. Janet represented UNC-TV on the General Administration Staff Forum and was subsequently elected to the UNC Staff Assembly. She served as its first Parliamentarian until her untimely death in June 2011. This scholarship promotes staff development for permanent, full-time, non-faculty employees, as well as recognizes and honors Janet’s leadership and dedication to all UNC employees.
The JBR Memorial Staff Scholarship provides one or more annual awards, based on the availability of funds. Scholarships provide assistance towards earning a degree or other professional certification. The maximum award amount per academic year is $1,000. Awards are not automatically renewable. Recipients are selected by a Selection Committee. Some of the following factors will be considered by the committee in making selections:
- The educational goals of the applicant
- The financial needs of the applicant
- The commitment of the applicant to his or her UNC employer institution
- The relationship of the educational program to the applicant’s job
In addition to the application, you will also need two letters of recommendation, a copy of your UNC employee identification card, and a copy of your résumé. You may also include information about the course or training which you are seeking.
Visit https://www.northcarolina.edu/scholarships/janet-b-royster-jbr-memorial-staff-scholarship-fund for more information.
About the Staff Assembly
The UNC Staff Assembly is the elected body of representatives of the staff of the seventeen campuses of the University of North Carolina, General Administration, and affiliates. Delegates of the Employee Forum represent UNC-Chapel Hill on the Staff Assembly.