WorldatWork Scholarship: Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Eligible?
Any HR practitioner with two years of HR experience interested in obtaining the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) or Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP) designation is eligible to apply. Applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to the profession and a need for the scholarship.
How Often Can I Apply?
All applicants — including those who previously have been awarded a scholarship — may apply annually.
What If I Receive the Scholarship and then Become Employed? Do I Have to Start Paying?
The scholarship remains intact for a full year regardless of employment status changes. In fact, getting a new job provides an opportunity for conversation with your new employer that you are on the path toward certification.
How Long Will the Review Process Take?
Applicants will receive an automatic acknowledgement email once the application is submitted. Scholarship applications will be reviewed after March 31, the close of the application period. Recipients and nonrecipients will be notified in June.
How Many Scholarships Will Be Awarded?
Up to 20 scholarships will be awarded.
What Will Be Awarded?
For each scholarship awarded, WorldatWork provides:
- A one-year complimentary membership
- 60-day certification preparation self-paced e-learning course for the scholarship awarded
- One complimentary exam for each required exam for the designation awarded.
What Is the Length of Access to Each E-Learning?
60 days for each e-learning course.
What If I Am Chosen as a Recipient and Want to Extend My Access to Individual E-Learnings Beyond 60 Days?
The scholar is responsible for the cost of the extension fee to extend access to preparation materials.
May I Apply for a Dual-Certification Scholarship?
No. Applicants may apply for a scholarship toward a single certification. Remember, though, that several exams are required for multiple designations, or there are equivalencies. Scholars awarded one designation will advance significantly toward additional designations.
What If I Fail an Exam as a Scholarship Recipient? Do I Get a Free Re-Take?
No. Scholars who fail the certification exam and want to re-take it will have to pay the re-take fee at the membership price.
When Is the Deadline to Submit an Application?