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Employee Scholarships

Deadline: January 26, 2024 by 5:00 p.m.

Applications are now closed for the 2023-2024 school year

Non-Licensed Employees can apply for up to $500 to help defray the cost of attending conferences, workshops or take college courses.


Steve Staples YCSD Employee Scholarship


The Steve Staples York County School Division Employee Scholarship is designed to support non-licensed York County employees with their continued professional development and education by defraying the costs incurred to attend workshops, conferences or college courses

Persons Eligible to Apply for Scholarships

The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and any full-time, non-licensed employee with at least two (2) years of continuous service with the York County School Division may apply.

Eligible Proposals

All eligible proposals must ensure the following:

  • The conference, workshop, or college course has been approved by my supervisor.

  • I have included the conference/workshop flyer or course description.

  • I have included a one-page personally written letter that addresses in separate paragraphs each of the following topics:

    1. My need for the scholarship
    2. How the scholarship funds will be specifically used
    3. How my attendance will benefit my professional or career development

Award of Funds

There are two (2) $500 scholarships available for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Congratulations to the winner of our 2022-2023 Steve Staples Employee Scholarship

Heather McElligott - School Board Office