Funds for Professional Development


Current Seattle Central faculty,* classified staff, and exempt employees may request professional development funds. Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified via email within two weeks of receipt of application. 

  • Faculty awards are supported by the Lockwood Endowment and are available up to $2000

  • Classified staff and administrator awards are supported by the President’s Fund and are available up to $1000

  • CDAC awards are supported by the Classified Development Advisory Committee and are available up to $300.

Click here to download the grant application for Lockwood (faculty) and President's Fund (classified staff and administrators). 

Click here to download the grant application for CDAC (classified staff). 

If you are awarded funds, you will be asked to download and complete the Employee Development Grant Summary Form. This is an opportunity to reflect on your learning experience and share your knowledge with the larger campus community. 

*Faculty is defined as those covered by the AFT CBA. 

Grant criteria:

Click here to download the professional development grant criteria rubric

  • Application is complete and clear

  • Relevance to individual needs and/or college-wide priorities

  • Reasonable cost relative to potential benefit

  • Signed by your supervisor or includes an email indicating their support

Priority when demand exceeds available funds:

  • Applicant has not been awarded or received funding in the past two years

  • Activity has potential to benefit a wider audience

  • Applicant is presenting at a conference

Other Opportunities:

Seattle Colleges District Faculty Development

Statewide Tuition Waver

Funds for groups: funds may be available for group registration for conferences and other professional development activities. Contact Lynn Kanne for details.