TRPDX sponsors two scholarship options to promote Total Rewards professions in Portland and SW Washington Human Resources community - a Professional Scholarship and Student Scholarship. 

Congratulations to our 2020 Professional Scholarship Winners! We were able to award scholarships to 3 deserving professionals who are all in different stages of their Total Rewards careers.


         Olivia Yoder                               Ally Pieschel                           Lauren Mccue

Total Rewards Coordinator    Compensation Analyst       Compensation Consultant

   Blount International               Columbia Sportswear         Cambia Health Solutions

Professional Scholarship

The scholarship opportunities for the TRPDX professional members now includes various courses and events, which are below.

Scholarship Options - choose only one selection

    • Registration to attend one WorldatWork course sponsored through TRPDX in 2020. Courses in 2020 are: March – C8 Business Acumen; May – T2 Accounting and Finance; Sept – T7 International Financial Reporting Standards; Oct – T1/GR1 Total Rewards Management
    • Registration for one online or e-Learning WorldatWork course in 2020 up to a maximum of $1,500
    • A subsidy of up to $1,500 toward the registration cost for the 2020 WorldatWork conference. (Excludes travel, meals, hotel, or airfare)

TRPDX will award one scholarship each calendar year (dependent on funding). 

Application Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    • Be a current TRPDX member.  Not a TRPDX member?  CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW.
    • Complete and submit the Scholarship Application according to the instructions by January 31, 2020.
    • Include any supporting documentation, such as a resume or professional work examples.
    • In order to be congruent with the goal of promoting certification in the Portland/SW Washington area, scholarship recipients must take the certification exam associated with their certification course.

The TRPDX Board of Directors/Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose organizations provide no, or very little, financial support for certification.

Student Scholarship

TRPDX is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship to a student with a desire to pursue a career in the Compensation, Benefits, and/or Total Rewards fields.  

TRPDX is accepting 2020 Student Scholarship applications beginning February 1, 2020.  The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting documents is March 29, 2020.  Instructions on where to submit your application can be found on the scholarship application (link below).

Application Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Be currently enrolled in a Business or HR-related degree program at an accredited college or university;
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher;
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application;
  • Submit current transcripts; and
  • Provide other supporting documentation for your application, such as: resume, list of organizations affiliated with, and/or examples of applicable academic projects or professional work.

Student applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievements, GPA, and the desire to pursue a career in the Compensation, Benefits and Total Rewards professions. Students may only submit one application per academic year, and are eligible for a lifetime maximum of two scholarships. The awarding or non-awarding of scholarships is at the discretion of the TRPDX scholarship committee.

(c) 2019 Columbia-Willamette Compensation Group/Total Rewards PDX
Formed in 1990 to support area professionals, CWCG/TRPDX is a Local Network affiliate of WorldatWork.
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