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.

10th Annual Fellows Scholarship: $2,500
Attending the SMPS Build Business conference contributed to the long-term success of our Chapter’s six Fellows: Karleen Belmont, Victoria Cooper, Kenda Salisbury, Ted Sive, Bill Strong, and Carla Thompson. Eager to share that experience, they worked with Seattle Chapter leaders to create the Fellows Scholarship, so that other SMPS Seattle members have access to the same opportunity. This generous $2,500 scholarship covers all major expenses for one lucky SMPS Seattle member to attend. Visit the Society's Build Business website for dates and locations.

Overview:

  • All current SMPS Seattle members who have attended at least (2) Fellows Forums are eligible, with the exception of previous Fellows Scholarship winners from the past five years. Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again!
  • Evaluation criteria includes benefit to the applicant, positive impact to the employer or future employer, SMPS involvement, and overall quality of the submittal. 
  • This is a blind evaluation process. If an application is incomplete, or reveals the applicant’s identity, employer, or co-workers by name, it will be disqualified.

Deadline: March

     2020 Recipient: Ranjana Sterling
     2019 Recipient: Amy Matsumoto
     2018 Recipient: Joni Baker  
     2017 Recipients: Jenni Lachner CPSM, Kim Baker
     2015 Recipient: Erin Hatch CPSM
     2014 Recipient: Melanie Cochrun CPSM
     2013 Recipient: Melissa Philpott
     2012 Recipient: Kathryn Bost CPSM
     2011 Recipient: Christopher Imbeau CPSM

The Pinnacle Experience Conference Scholarship: $1,500
The 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 $1,500 scholarship to attend the Pincacle Experience. Current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, with the exception of previous Pinnacle Experience scholarship recipients. 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? Would it be beneficial to use those funds elsewhere in your marketing budget? If so, apply for the Membership Scholarship! This scholarship covers one full year of individual membership dues, currently valued at $440, keeping you connected and networking while helping your company save. Current SMPS Seattle Members and non-members are eligible. 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 offers (2) scholarships for SMPS members to attend the Pacific Regional Conference (PRC). Visit the PRC website for more information on dates and locations. Eligible expenses for this $1,500 scholarship include conference registration, travel and/or hotel costs. Current SMPS Seattle Members are eligible, excluding PRC scholarship recipients from the last three years. Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to try again. Eligible expenses for this scholarship include conference registration, travel and/or hotel costs.
Deadline: October

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

Continuing Education Scholarship: $600
SMPS Seattle is offers 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, excluding Continuing Education scholarship recipients from the last three years. Previously unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to reapply.
Deadline: December

     2019 Recipient: Brandon Peters CPSM
     2018 Recipient: Amy Matsumoto
     2016 Recipient: Madison Pearson
     2015 Recipient: Kim Baker

 

CPSM Scholarship
SMPS Seattle offers scholarships, in the form of reimbursement of examination fees, for those who receive a passing score on the CPSM exam. Current SMPS Seattle Members and non-members are eligible. Limit (1) scholarship per person. Forward passing test score via email to CPSM Program Chair, Gail Kinner, CPSM.
Deadline: None. Available year-round, up to (10) scholarships per year. 

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

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