WorldatWork/LACABA Scholarship Program
Welcome and thank you for your interest in applying for a WorldatWork/LACABA Scholarship. This special scholarship program, available for a limited time, is funded by the Los Angeles Compensation and Benefits Association (LACABA) for human resources professionals in the greater Los Angeles area.
The LACABA WorldatWork scholarship will help LA-based HR practitioners who are unemployed, underemployed or underfunded to obtain designations as Certified Compensation Professionals or Certified Benefits Professionals. This scholarship is separate from the WorldatWork National Scholarships that were launched in January 2010; those have been placed on hold and will resume in January 2014.
Recipients of the WorldatWork/LACABA Scholarship will be awarded:
- Complimentary WorldatWork Premier Membership for one year
- Two courses and exams toward certification for the CCP or CBP
- The courses can be in any one of the available deliveries (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.
|Data from the WorldatWork Career Center show that 83 percent of employers seek candidates with a certification.
The scholarship is open to all HR practitioners in the greater LA area (LA, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties).
Applicants must be in need of financial assistance toward professional development and certification.
Applicants must have been employed in an HR role for at least two years.
Scholarships are open to both WorldatWork members and non-members. Current WorldatWork staff, faculty and Board members are not eligible, nor are their immediate family members/domestic partners.
Application, Review and Certification Process
Scholarship candidates must submit a complete application to be considered. Candidates will submit their application through the WorldatWork Career Center. This is a scholarship opportunity and not a job opportunity. Using the technology in the online Career Center, applicants can easily upload required scholarship application materials:
- 200-word essay
- Resume or CV
- Complete work and salary history
- Letter of recommendation
The 200-word essay should describe the importance of certification to your HR career development. This essay should include an explanation of why the scholarship is needed. Applicants must also provide a letter from their current supervisor, or, if unemployed, their last supervisor or HR colleague, recommending the individual and supporting the need for scholarship consideration. WorldatWork will award scholarships based on relative financial need and merit.
Up to 12 scholarship recipients will be notified of their acceptance after a formal review by representatives from LACABA and WorldatWork. Once accepted, a WorldatWork customer services representative will assist each recipient in their path toward certification. Scholarship recipients have one year to complete the preparation courses and exams associated with the awarded scholarship (60 days if e-Learning is chosen).
Contact WorldatWork Customer Relationship Services with any questions at 877-951-9191 or email@example.com.