Frequently Asked Questions for the LACABA WorldatWork Scholarship
Who is eligible?
Any HR practitioner in the greater Los Angeles area with two years of experience interested in obtaining designations as Certified Compensation Professionals or Certified Benefits Professionals. The LACABA scholarship does not include the GRP, WLCP, CECP nor CSCP. In your application, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to the profession and a financial need for the scholarship.
How often can I apply?
The LACABA scholarship is a one-time opportunity. If you are not selected for it, we encourage you to apply for a WorldatWork National Scholarship in January 2014.
How long will the review process take?
Scholarship applications will be reviewed in November. You will receive an automatic acknowledgement e-mail when you submit your application, and you will receive an e-mail notifying you if you have been chosen or not.
How many scholarships will be awarded?
Up to 12 scholarships will be awarded, based on candidate relative need and merit.
What will be awarded?
For each scholarship awarded, WorldatWork will offer:
- One year of complimentary Premier Membership
- Two courses and exams toward certification in CCP or CBP
- The courses can be in any one of the available delivery methods (e.g. eLearning, self-study, in person, Blended Learning) but the two courses must be completed within a 12-month time period from the time of the award.
- One complimentary exam for each required exam for the designation awarded.
If e-Learning is chosen, what length of e-learning access will scholars receive?
As stated above, the courses can be taken in any one of the available formats, e.g. eLearning, self-study, in person, or blended learning. If you choose e-learning, you will receive complimentary 60-day access.
What if I want to extend my access to e-learning beyond 120 days?
The scholar is responsible for the extension fee if they wish to access e-learning preparation materials for longer than 60 days.
Can I apply for a dual certification scholarship?
No. Applicants may apply for a scholarship for only one certification. However, several exams are required for multiple designations or have equivalencies. For example, Total Rewards Management (T1) is required for both the CCP and CBP designations. A scholarship awarded in one designation will advance the professional significantly toward a second and/or third designation.
What if I fail an exam as a scholarship recipient? Do I get a free retake?
No. If a scholarship recipient fails a certification exam and wishes to retake it, they will have to pay the retake fee at the Premier member price.
What is the deadline for submitting an application?
The deadline is October 31, 2013.