Career Growth Grants


  • The following position classifications are eligible to apply:
    • Full-time Academic Professional
    • Full-time Classified
    • Full-time Confidential
    • Full-time Faculty
    • Full-time Management
    • Part-time Faculty with a multi-year contract
  • A maximum of three (3) employees per department can be awarded to attend the same activity.
  • Maximum of one award for the 2023-2024 fiscal year

Awards are dependent upon funding available and number of eligible applicants.

Requirements and Criteria

  • The application needs to be complete.
  • The activity should develop or renew professional skills:
    • activity topics relate to position/field
    • maintains certification or licensure and skills enhancement
    • keeps pace with changing technology/knowledge in the discipline
    • aligns with the applicant’s professional development plan
  • Describe how information and knowledge gained will be shared with your team and/or department.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are presenting at the activity.
  • Priority will be given to applications that are not eligible for Perkins funding.
  • Priority will be given to staff who have not received funding in the past five years.

Please email with any questions.


Application Process
  1. Obtain your supervisor’s approval prior to completing the application.
  2. Review the eligibility to ensure you are eligible to apply.
  3. Complete and submit your application within a reasonable time frame so you can obtain the early bird rate for conference registration fees. The college expects all employees to do their best to obtain competitive, reasonable rates for lodging and airfare. If conference travel is at a distance, travelers may travel the day before and stay the night of the last day of the conference to avoid traveling outside of usual work hours. Any costs associated with a time period outside of the details above are considered personal expenses and are not covered by Perkins funds
  4. Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and criteria. Please see below for details regarding what is required in the application form.
  5. Notifications will be sent to applicants on the last business day of the month.
Application Form Overview

The Career Growth Application consists of four (4) sections.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applicant information
  3. Activity details
  4. Goals and Outcomes

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