The PACE Staff Development Fund is a fund that is awarded on a first-come basis to full-time staff members (both Exempt and Non-Exempt), in efforts to obtain professional development. Professional development activities should relate to the employee’s current job responsibilities and duties, increase the employee’s job skills and productivity, or in another way enhance the employee’s value or contribution to the department and university. Funds may also be used to purchase training materials for on-campus development/training. Funds are awarded and reimbursed to departments on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30). These funds are limited to $500 for an individual or $750 for a group of two or more, with a limit of $1,250 per year. Staff members are strongly encouraged to submit applications for the Staff Development Fund as early as possible.Learn More
The PACE Staff Education Fund was established as a way to help and encourage full-time staff members to pursue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Staff members that choose to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate degree or certification in a job-related program specific to their position, can submit an application to be considered for the Staff Education Fund. Funds are awarded on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) and the amount will vary depending on the number of staff members applying and the amount of funds to be distributed. The maximum funding award per year is currently $1500, and is reimbursed to the employee after completion of coursework with a grade of B or better. For more information and to apply click here: (Link to Staff Education Page)Learn More
The PACE Scholarship is a $500 one time award available to juniors (60 credits) in a bachelor degree-seeking program with a 3.0 GPA. The students must be Utah residents and must have attended the two previous semesters with at least 6 credit hours.
The scholarship requires a Letter of Recommendation from a full-time staff member (not faculty) at Utah Valley University and a one page essay. The essay will be judged based on campus engagement, academic aspiration, and financial need.
The applications, letters of recommendation, and essays will be read and scored by the PACE Service and Scholarship Committee. Students who are returning to school after an absence are especially encouraged to apply.
PACE Members are encouraged to invite students to apply for the scholarship. Students can apply online through the scholarship application (see http://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/).Learn More
Procedure & Approval Process:
After completing service, the applicant should email the Service Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief paragraph explaining the service performed. If possible, provide a photo of the service project.Learn More
The University provides eligible employees and their dependent opportunities for continual education development through tuition waivers. Benefit-eligible employees receive UVU resident tuition and general student fees waived up to 18 credit hours per semester and their spouse and dependent children (unmarried, underage 26) receive UVU resident tuition waived only. Part-time hourly employees may be eligible to receive UVU resident and general student fees waived up to 3 credit hours or 1 class per semester. Adjunct faculty are eligible to receive UVU resident and general student fees waived up to the number of credits taught in the semester. Adjunct faculty must be actively teaching in order to receive the tuition waiver.Learn More