Education Award The Education Award program is intended principally to assist in professional and personal development of eligible MU staff to help offset higher education fees. Awarded the Spring and Fall semesters of each year. Funds in the amount $250 are given to recipients each round. Proceeds from the annual online auction during Staff Recognition Week help fund this award. Available for classes or courses at accredited institutes of higher education. Eligible applicants must be full time (>75% FTE) permanent University of Missouri (Columbia Campus) staff members, non-hospital, without academic appointment and who have successfully completed six months of continuous employment with MU by the application deadline. Current SAC members and Education Award Review Committee members are not eligible to apply while serving their term. Application deadlines for 2017 June 21 for fall semester funding November 22 for spring semester funding Application form Education Award Review Committee Roster Would you like to GIVE to the MU Staff Education Award Fund? Check out the Mizzou Give Direct site for more info.