Statement of Purpose
The Support Staff Development Program is designed to provide financial assistance to support staff members for purchasing required textbooks and materials and for the cost of fees when attending courses offered by Gettysburg and other colleges. We will also provide financial assistance for attending off-campus seminars, workshops, and educational programs that promote and foster professional and personal growth and development.
The program is available to all support staff members who meet the following requirements:
How to Apply
Eligible employees interested in applying for funds must submit a proposal form to Support Staff Council member, Kathy Ambrose, at Campus Box 396. The proposal should outline how attending this program will benefit the employee and should include any substantiating material (brochures, etc.). Anticipated costs should be itemized: textbooks, course materials, lab fees, and registration.
The approval of the program and the amount of the grant given will be at the discretion of the Training and Development Committee, the Support Staff Council, and the Director of Human Resources. The amount will not exceed $500 for any one person per fiscal year.
Proposals for grant funding will be considered by the Training and Development Committee at their regular monthly meeting. Further review and selection will be determined by the Support Staff Council and the Director of Human Resources. Once a decision has been made, the employee will be notified.
What is Not Funded
Funding will not be considered when:
The support staff member must complete the program. In the event that the support staff member does not complete the program, or if the support staff member should leave employment at Gettysburg College within six months of receiving the grant, he or she may be required to repay the grant monies to the College.
A summary/evaluation form must be returned to the Training and Development Committee. Completion of the program and return of the evaluation form will be factors in determining eligibility for future funds.