University Staff Senate

Sally Margis University Staff Development Award Application

Applications for the 2019 Sally Margis University Staff Development Award are now being accepted. The award may be divided among multiple candidates and is considered taxable income. 

The Sally Margis University Staff Development Award was created to further the education and training of University Staff at UWRF. The fund was created by former UWRF employee Annette Blanchette and the Margis family as a memorial honoring Sally Margis, a former receptionist in the Chancellor’s Office who lost her battle with cancer in 1998.

Please submit your application online by completing the form below and clicking submit or print out an application here. You may copy and paste your responses from a word document. The recipient(s) of the 2019 Sally Margis Award will be presented with the award at the annual University Staff Networking Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Junior's Restaurant and Tap House.

Application Requirements


  • Applicants must be a permanent, project or recurring temporary University Staff employee of UWRF.

  • Applicants must fill out the Sally Margis University Staff Development Award Application Form and provide a statement of intent (no longer than two pages) describing:

    • Education and/or training you plan to participate in (must supply receipts for the award to be paid out).

    • How will this education or training advance your skills?

    • What direct or indirect costs will the award cover? (Examples of direct costs may include tuition or workshop/conference fees relating to career development. Examples of indirect costs may include textbooks, special equipment, and software.)

  • Funds must be used by June 30 of the following year. Costs must be incurred directly by the employee and cannot be used for expenses that have been charged to or initially paid by the university. Please note that the award must be processed through payroll and will be considered taxable income.  

    • Call for applications will be announced on the Sally Margis University Staff Development Award webpage, by ListServ, in Falcon Daily, and on the University Staff Senate (USS) webpage. 

    • The Sally Margis Award Committee will review applications after the application deadline and forward their decision to the Chancellor. The award will be presented by the Chancellor at the annual University Staff Networking Luncheon in December. Recipient(s) will be notified in advance of the award being presented.

    • Completed applications must be emailed to by midnight on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Paper copies should be sent by intercampus mail to Kris Jones (Chair, Sally Margis Award Committee) in Custodial Services, to be received by Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

If you have questions about this process, please email the Sally Margis Committee at

All applications must be received no later than Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.


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University Staff Senate

Robert Rust
Chair, University Staff Senate