Professional Staff Organization


Since 1997, the Professional Staff Organization has offered scholarships for career-related classes, conferences and workshops. Through this program, professional staff donations support professional staff, with ~$5,000/year provided annually!

We strive to help our members reach a higher level of professionalism and career development. Scholarships are up to $500 and are awarded quarterly, with application deadlines as follows:

  • Autumn:  September 1
  • Winter:  December 1
  • Spring:  March 1
  • Summer:  June 1

Professional development scholarship

Scholarships may be used for classes or conferences offered by UW Professional & Organizational Development or other organizations, on or off campus. Awards are limited to $500 per person per year.

Who can Apply?

Please review the Guidelines for a PSO scholarship request.


Questions? Send email to the PSO scholarships and grants committee chairs:

  • Robert Livingston
  • Michelle Bucholtz


Please have a look at Testimonials from prior year’s scholarship recipients!