Scholarships

CWCG sponsors two scholarship options to promote Total Rewards professions in Portland and SW Washington Human Resources community - a Professional Scholarship and Student Scholarship. 

Professional Scholarship

The scholarship opportunities for CWCG professional members now includes registration costs* for Rewards NW in September 2018, four First Thursday events in 2018, registration for 2018 WorldatWork membership or one WorldatWork certification course sponsored through CWCG. Please state which scholarship you are interested in receiving on the application. The reason for your request should be directed specifically at the type of scholarship you have chosen.

*costs do not include travel, meals or other expenses you may incur

CWCG will award one scholarship each calendar year (dependent on funding). 

Application Eligibility and Selection Criteria

CWCG is no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Professional Scholarship.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Be a current CWCG member who is actively pursuing certification.  Not a CWCG member?  CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW.
  • Complete the Scholarship Application and submit according to the instructions by November 24, 2017.
  • Include any supporting documentation, such as a resume or professional work examples.
  • In order to be congruent with the goal of promoting certification in the Portland/SW Washington area, scholarship recipients must take the certification exam associated with their certification course.

The CWCG Board of Directors/Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose organizations provide no, or very little, financial support for certification.

Student Scholarship

CWCG is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student with a desire to pursue a career in the Compensation, Benefits, and/or Total Rewards fields.  

CWCG is accepting 2018 Student Scholarship applications beginning January 1, 2018.  The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting documents is March 30, 2018.  Instructions on where to submit your application can be found on the scholarship application (link below).

Application Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To be considered, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Business or HR-related degree program at an accredited college or university;
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application;
  • Submit current transcripts; and
  • Provide other supporting documentation for your application, such as: resume, list of organizations affiliated with, and/or examples of applicable academic projects or professional work.


Student applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievements, GPA, and the desire to pursue a career in the Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards professions.  Students may only submit one application per academic year, and are eligible for a lifetime maximum of two scholarships.   The awarding or non-awarding of scholarships is at the discretion of the CWCG scholarship committee.

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