Administrative Staff Council

Staff Council Textbook Loan Program


  • 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.
  • Dropping the course and/or failure to complete the course with a passing grade will result in ineligibility to apply for the program the following term.


  • Application availability and deadlines will follow this schedule:
    Term Applied Date Available Applications Due Awarded
    Fall 2022 July 26, 2022 August 2, 2022 August 5, 2022
    Spring 2023 December 13, 2022 December 20, 2022 January 3, 2023
  • Completed applications must be submitted via email to Julie Jackson, Salaries & Benefits Delegate from the Executive Committee, no later than 5:00 pm on the due date (
  • Applicant information will be verified, and the grant will be awarded based on the above criteria.

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