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Administrative Staff Council Textbook Loan Program

Purpose:

  • To aid staff members in reaching their educational goals by off-setting the expense of textbooks
  • To provide staff members the opportunity to participate in an education degree program
  • To enhance personal and professional development
  • To enable staff to function at their highest level of competence
  • To provide funding for staff development

Description of Program: 

  • Up to five (5) one-hundred dollar ($100) awards will be made available to qualified staff members during the fall and spring semesters for purchase of textbooks at the Delta State University Bookstore.
  • Qualified staff members must meet the criteria listed below.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be regular, full-time staff employees (50% time or greater and whose position is expected to be active for more than four and one-half months).
  • Eligibility begins on the first day of the applicant’s regular employment.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a for-credit course offered by Delta State University. This program excludes non-credit correspondence courses, short courses, workshops or institutes.
  • While all staff members are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to individuals who have not previously received the award and whose annual salary is $35,000 or less.  From this group, the loans will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Failure to complete a course with a passing grade will result in ineligibility to apply for the program the following term.

Process:

  • Applications may be obtained from Staff Council’s Salaries and Benefits Committee Chair, Jordan Thomas (Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House).
  • Application availability and deadlines will follow this schedule:

 

Date Available

Applications Due

Awarded

Spring 2014

November 13, 2013

December 13, 2013

December 17, 2013

 

  • Completed applications must be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Staff Council’s Salaries and Benefits Committee Chair, Jordan Thomas (Hugh Ellis Walker Alumni-Foundation House) no later than 5:00 pm on the due date.

Applicant information will be verified, and the loan will be awarded based on the above criteria.

 

Download a pdf application form here.

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