Throughout the year, SMPS Seattle offers several scholarships to SMPS Seattle members as a way to give back to our membership. In the 2016/2017 SMPS year, SMPS Seattle is offering the following scholarships:

    • Two Pacific Regional Conference (PRC) Scholarships ($1,000 each)  |  Application due annually in the fall.
    • One Continuing Education Scholarship ($550)  |  Application due annually in the fall.
    • Two Fellows Build Business Scholarships  ($1,500 each)  |  DEADLINE EXTENDED! Due May 12
    • One Small Business SMPS Membership Scholarship ($440)  |  Deadline TBD


    There is a new deadline for the 2017 Fellows scholarship: May 12, 2017. This means that attendance at the May 4 Fellows Forum counts toward your scholarship eligbility!

    Attending the SMPS Build Business national conference has been a valuable experience which has contributed to the long-term success of the Seattle Chapter’s five SMPS Fellows: Carla Thompson, Bill Strong, Karleen Belmont, Ted Sive, and Vicky Cooper. They are eager to share that experience with TWO of our Seattle Chapter members by offering the 7th annual Seattle Fellows Scholarship—a paid registration to Build Business 2017 being held in Indianapolis, July 12-14, 2017. The scholarship will cover registration fees and hotel costs at the J.W. Marriott up to $1500—and because they didn’t award one in 2016, there are two scholarships up for grabs this year!

    To qualify for the scholarship, candidates must meet the following conditions:

    • Attendance at a minimum of two SMPS Seattle Fellows Forums in the past 7 years
    • SMPS Member or an employee of an SMPS Seattle Member firm
    • Previous Fellows Scholarship recipients are not eligible for 5 years


    About the Fellows scholarship process:
    Section 1 of the application will ask you about your SMPS involvement, your current role and past experience, why you are applying for the scholarship (what it means to you personally and professionally), and how it will benefit your employer.

    Section 2 contains your contact information and asks you to confirm that your employer (or you) will pay your travel-related expenses to attend Build Business 2017 in Indianapolis. Section 2 must be submitted in a sealed, plain envelope, and both sections must be packaged together so no company logos show to maintain complete anonymity during the judging process.

    A hard copy of your submittal will be due on Friday, May 12. Applicants will be notified before the breakfast on May 23 and the winner will be formally introduced at that event.

    Questions? Contact:
    Amanda Privitt, SMPS Seattle Scholarship Chair
    206.492.4668 or