Scholarship Program

Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce

Scholarship Program 2019

Application Instructions updated 4.2019

Purpose:

The purpose of the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce (WSCC) Scholarship Program is to assist professional chamber of commerce staff and those directly involved with the chamber of commerce efforts in their communities with training costs that promote their professional development.  This program is intended to be a benefit of membership in WSCC.

Funding:

Each year WSCC will provide scholarships to assist qualified members of the organization with professional training.  Scholarship funding may be applied to program tuition.  Funding for the WSCC Scholarship Program is provided through the Wyoming Business Council and WSCC.  Scholarships will be limited to two per person, per calendar year.  The Scholarship Program is limited to available funding on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Eligibility:

Participation in the WSCC Scholarship Program is limited to members in good standing with the WSCC.  The scholarships are provided to Wyoming members actively working in a chamber of commerce as paid professional staff or in smaller Wyoming communities without full-time paid chamber of commerce staff, for designated persons involved in local community chamber of commerce activities.  Priority will be placed on first time paid chamber of commerce staff to develop their professional chamber of commerce skills.  Eligible training programs include ACCE, Institute for Organizational Management and WSCC related/approved trainings or conferences.

Eligible Expenditures:

Scholarship awards are designated to cover program tuition expenses only.  Expenses eligible for reimbursement through the WSCC Scholarship Program are limited to tuition or registration fees, including training materials.  Tuition/registration expenses may be prepaid directly by WSCC to the educational organization, upon request, or reimbursed upon completion of the training via submission of the Final Report.

Application Process:

The organization requesting a WSCC Scholarship must complete and submit a scholarship application form to WSCC Board of Directors, due by the 1st of the month to be reviewed by the board of directors.  If applying for prepayment of tuition/registration fees, an original registration form must be submitted with this application.  If applying for expense reimbursement, please include registration costs in the “Itemized Request” section of your application.  This application must also include a letter from the sponsoring chamber’s Board of Directors supporting the individual participant’s training. Scholarship recipient must stayed employed by the current employer for at least 6 months after training or they will be required to refund the scholarship.

Required Reporting:

Scholarships will be paid upon receipt of paid invoice/s, copy of transcript and brief description (testimonial) of your experience, within 30 days of the training/conference completion.