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University Ombuds

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Monique McKay, LL.B, LL.M
Assistant to the President,
University Ombuds
Edward Hall 211
Telephone: 239-590-1022
Fax: 239-590-7407
mmckay@fgcu.edu

Dr. Debra Giambo
Faculty Ombuds
239-590-7814
Merwin Hall 273
dgiambo@fgcu.edu

 

Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 211
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Telephone:
(239) 590-1022, or via TTY: 711
Fax: 239-590-7407

Grant-in-Aid

 
 

THE PROGRAM:

The Grant-in-Aid Educational Leave Program provides paid educational leave to eligible employees pursuing Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degrees. The program supports the development and retention of high-performing, qualified faculty and staff, and Florida Gulf Coast University's commitment to diversity.

Contingent upon funding, a total of up to four awards may be given annually. The recipients may choose to use full-time leave for one semester, or part-time leave for two semesters.  Support Personnel (SP), Administrative/Professional (AP), and Faculty are eligible.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Grant-in-Aid applicants must have at least two years of satisfactory performance in a permanent or continuing full-time position prior to August 7th of the academic year in which the grant will be awarded

  2. Recipients agree to continue employment with Florida Gulf Coast University for one calendar year after completion of the program. If employment is not continued, all funding received under the program must be returned to Florida Gulf Coast University

  3. Applicants must be pursuing an Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree

  4. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents

APPLICANTS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:   

  1. Contribution to the University's diversity goals

  2. Benefit to the University

  3. Personal statement

  4. Anticipated completion date of the degree

  5. Career and educatiional enhancement

  6. Length of service to Florida Gulf Coast University

  7. Academic record

  8. References

If a recipient would like to apply for a second award, they must satisfy the one-year employment requirement prior to receiving a second award.

PAID EDUCATIONAL LEAVE AND STIPENDS:

Each Grant-in-Aid award recipient receives a stipend, and remains in pay status during Grant-in-Aid leave. No work obligations are required when full-time leave is granted. Employees granted half-time leave are required to work half-time.  Undergraduate and graduate level students are expected to carry a full-time load during their leave.  At the doctorate level, satisfactory progress toward the degree is required.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Monique McKay, University Ombuds & Assistant to the President, Phone:  239-590-1022 Email:  mmckay@fgcu.edu