About the Award

The Educational Assistance Award is intended to assist State Classified employees seeking to advance in their jobs/careers. Twice per year, up to five (5) awards may be given in the amount of $500 – taxes will be taken out of this amount. This award may be utilized for any professional development or educational activity, including university courses, workshops, certificates, or trades related courses. Additionally, funds may be used for tuition, books, child care, gas for traveling to class, etc. If selected for the award, applicants may be asked to submit enrollment verification before funds will be released. If an employee is taking courses at CSU, this award will not affect their employee study privilege credits.

Criteria for Selection

  • Must be a State Classified employee affiliated with Colorado State University
  • Employed at least 3/4 time
  • Have been a State Classified employee at Colorado State University for at least two years as of award application deadline
  • Awards will be made to employees based on need as demonstrated by their application
  • Past recipients are NOT eligible to reapply for three years


To apply for the fall 2019 Educational Assistance Award, go to the CPC website. The application deadline is Aug. 2, 2019.


The number and amount of awards are dependent on the ongoing generosity of our donors. You too can help State Classified employees seeking to further their education by making a donation through payroll deduction or as a one-time payment. Please consider a donation to the Educational Assistance Award.

History of the Award

This donor-funded award was established in late 2008, with the first awards given in 2009, to assist State Classified employees seeking to advance in their jobs and careers.  Employees may use the Educational Assistance Award to meet any need associated with furthering their education, such as tuition, books, child care expenses, and gas for traveling to/from class. Awards are determined by the amount of donations received. From 2009-2012, the $300/recipient award was given once a year. Starting in 2013, awards were given twice a year in the amount of $500/recipient.

Past Award Recipients

Fall 2018

  • Nicole Johnson
  • Jamie Joseph
  • Theresa Krueger
  • Debbie Rutt
  • Matthew Szydlowski

Spring 2018

  • Rose Long
  • Dustin Pothour
  • Jordan Roberts

Fall 2017

  • Ellen Audley
  • Tegan Deeney
  • Anthony King
  • Anthony Martinez
  • Charlene Spencer

Spring 2017

  • Vita Maurello
  • Rebecca Mueller
  • Daniel Truesdale

Fall 2016

  • James Amidon
  • Sonjia Graham
  • Darci Hathaway
  • Kennan Hazeltine
  • Margaret Seymour

Spring 2016

  • Lauren Ankarlo
  • Stacey Baumgarn
  • Timothy Cree
  • Hairik Honarchian Saki
  • Jessie Howard
  • Kathryn Koehler
  • Deborah Luntsford
  • Kimberly Mashek
  • Tina Plascencia
  • Megan Skeehan

Fall 2015

  • Nicole Dixon
  • Holly Fiedler
  • Philippe Fraser
  • David Jimenez
  • Rose Long

Spring 2015

  • Judith Brown
  • Cathy Lee
  • Jennifer Lobermeier
  • Marne Lundstrom
  • Lori Stevens

Fall 2014

  • Ellen Audley
  • Farrah Bustamante
  • Nicole Horton
  • Yanhong Liu
  • Monica Roth
  • Kristina Servin
  • Matthew Szydlowski
  • Marianna Walsh

Spring 2014

  • Shamera Loose
  • Ross Peterson

Fall 2013

  • Scott Lee Chase
  • Diane Hellbusch
  • Hiroko Ishimaru
  • James Kron, Jr.
  • Thomas Zino

Spring 2013

  • Jana Davis
  • Amanda Fitzpatrick
  • Eleanore Jones
  • Charlene Spencer
  • Jeff Sturgeon


  • Kristen DeQuasie
  • Linda Moller
  • Wayne Hall


  • Jyenna Baeza
  • Deidra McCall
  • Tina Plascencia


  • Barbara Andre
  • Sarah Barrett
  • Daniel Beveridge
  • Theadora B’ey
  • Cam Elvheim
  • Janet Meine
  • Anna Scinto


  • Marcy Abrams
  • Vicki Diehl
  • Sheri Hofeling
  • Lynn Kalert
  • Denise Sheehan
  • Ilene Withers