Scholarships

Annual Chapter Scholarships

SMPS Seattle is pleased to provide a variety of scholarship opportunities to both members and non-members of our A/E/C community throughout the year. During this fiscal year, we have $11,040 budgeted for scholarships.

 

Fellows Forum/Build Business Scholarship: $2,500
SMPS Seattle is thrilled to be offering a $2500 scholarship to attend The Society's National Conference this year! Attending the SMPS Build Business conference has contributed to the long-term success of the Seattle Chapter’s six SMPS Fellows: Bill Strong, Carla Thompson, Karleen Belmont, Kenda Salisbury, Ted Sive, and Victoria Cooper. They are eager to share that experience with another Seattle Chapter member by offering the Seattle Fellows Forum/Build Business Scholarship.  Build Business is targeted toward all levels of marketing, business development and seller/doer staff  The scholarship covers conference registration fee plus hotel, airfare and airport transfers up to a  maximum of $2500. All current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, except those who have won this scholarship in the last five years. (Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again!) 
Deadline: March

     2019 Recipient: Amy Matsumoto
     2018 Recipient: Joni Baker  
     2017 Recipients: Jenni Lachner and Kim Baker
     2015 Recipient: Erin Hatch
     2014 Recipient: Melanie Cochrun
     2013 Recipient: Melissa Philpott
     2012 Recipient: Kathryn Bost
     2011 Recipient: Christopher Imbeau

The Pinnacle Experience Conference Scholarship: $1,500
SMPS’s 3rd annual Pinnacle Experience is a learning and networking event specifically designed for senior marketing leaders. During this thought-provoking event, you’ll discuss fresh ideas, exchange unique perspectives with other marketing and business development leaders, and learn about and share inspiring successes. You’ll be challenged by thought-provoking speakers addressing a variety of factors associated with setting strategic direction and leading successful firms. SMPS Seattle is pleased to offer one $1500 scholarship to attend the Pincacle Experience. Current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, except those who have won this scholarship previously. (Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again!) Eligible expenses for this scholarship include conference registration, travel and/or hotel costs.
Deadline: July

     2019 Recipient: Liz Wasson Coleman
     2018 Recipient: Melissa English

Membership Scholarship: $440

Is your company finding it difficult to allocate funds for SMPS membership each year? Would it be beneficial to use those funds elsewhere in your marketing budget? If so, apply now for the Membership Scholarship! SMPS Seattle is offering to pay for one year’s membership to SMPS, $440, keeping you connected and networking while helping your company save. Current SMPS Seattle Members and non-members are eligible. Applications were due Sept 6th. The winner will be announced at the Oct 1 Inspiring Accountability Seminar. Learn more about the value of SMPS membership.
Deadline: September 

2019 Recipient: Emily Walker
2018 Recipient: Elena Velkov
2017 Recipient: Lara McNulty

PRC Scholarship: $1,500
SMPS Seattle is offering (2) scholarships for SMPS members to attend the Pacific Regional Conference. This year’s conference is taking place on February 5th-7th in Las Vegas! Eligible expenses for this $1,500 scholarship include conference registration, travel and/or hotel costs. Current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, except those who have won this scholarship in the last three years. Click HERE to apply. Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again. Good Luck and Viva Las Vegas!
Deadline: October

     2020 Recipients: Amy Fattore, Stephanie Babb
     2019 Recipients: Ben Llanes, Brandon Peters
     2018 Recipients:  Kelly Anderson, Melissa Quezada
     2017 Recipients: Sandy Chapin, Craig Tyler
     2016 Recipients: Madison (Dreiger) Pearson, Heidi Maki
     2014 Recipients: Sandy Chapin, Heidi Maki and Melissa Quesada

Continuing Education Scholarship: $600
SMPS Seattle is offering one $600 scholarship to an SMPS member to further their professional marketing education. Examples of allowable expenses include but are not limited to: SMPS events or conferences (local, regional and national), college or university classes, books about professional services marketing, other educational events or workshops offered by a credible organization, and CPSM certification and testing fees. Current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, except those who have won this scholarship in the last three years. (Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again!)
Deadline: December

     2019 Recipient: Brandon Peters, CPSM
     2018 Recipient: Amy Matsumoto
     2016 Recipient: Madison (Dreiger) Pearson
     2015 Recipient: Kim Baker

 

CPSM Scholarship
SMPS Seattle is offering a scholarship for those who pass the CPSM exam. The scholarship covers the examination fee for people who receive a passing score. Current SMPS Seattle Members and non-members are eligible. Limit 1 scholarship per person. Forward passing test score email to Gail Kinner, CPSM. 
Deadline: Available year-round/limit 10 scholarships per year. 

     2020 Recipient: Karen Lee
     2019 Recipients: Lori Castro, Bill Taylor
     2018 Recipients: Janine Pietz, Kara Tanek

Questions? Contact SMPS Seattle Scholarship Chair, Amanda Privitt, Cochran, Inc.