Established by the UNLV Foundation in December 1995, this award is exclusively for UNLV classified staff (50 percent FTE or more) and is comprised of donations from employees who want to provide professional and/or work-related developmental opportunities for their campus colleagues.

The Classified Staff Development Fund provides reimbursements so classified staff are able to participate in professional development opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach. The funds are awarded annually at the Classified Staff Awards Banquet for such things as noncredit courses, CEUs for licenses, seminars, and memberships and dues for work-related professional organizations.

Up to six applicants will receive awards each year. Awardees will be reimbursed at 100 percent of total receipts up to a maximum of $150.

Please note: If you have received an award from the Classified Development Fund in the past two years, you are not eligible for one of this year's awards.


Please email Classified Council at for the application.

How You Can Help

Donating to the fund can be as easy as enrolling in a payroll deduction. In order to donate, fill out the UNLV Foundation Employee Payroll Deduction Authorization Form and indicate Fund #0898, Classified Staff Development Fund.