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Staff Dream Fund

Pursue Your Dream as a Monarch!

Human Resources is pleased to announce the University Staff Dream Fund program. Privately funded through an Educational Foundation Endowment and first launched in 2008, this program provides monetary awards and/or paid time off for full-time Classified Staff and AP Faculty members to fulfill a longā€held dream. Some examples are pursuing studies in an area unrelated to work, traveling to another country, or visiting family far away.




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Who is Eligible?

  • Full-time Classified staff and Administrative and Professional faculty
  • Minimum of five consecutive years of full-time ODU service
  • Satisfactory or higher performance evaluations
  • No active disciplinary actions
  • State recognition policies apply


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How is the Winner Selected?

  • Proposals are reviewed by a Screening Committee of representatives from across the campus community.
  • A final selection will be made by the Selection Committee comprised of the VP for Advancement, the VP for Human Resources, and the HR Employee Relations Manager.
  • Recipients will be selected on the merits of their proposal, their past service and promise of future service to the University.


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How to Apply:

Applicants must submit an online proposal packet by the deadline. The proposal must include:

2023 Deadline: Please stay tuned for next year's deadline

NOT ACCEPTING PROPOSAL PACKETS AT THIS TIME

For assistance completing the proposal packet, contact Employee Relations.



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Award Announcement:

The recipient(s) will be announced in the late spring and funding will be made available in July.



Past Winners





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