Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association



Scholarships from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of PCMA are available for the following:

  1. 2014 PCMA Annual Meeting, January 12-15, 2014 (Boston)
  2. 2014 PCMA Education Conference, June 22-25, 2014 (Toronto)
  3. Annual Pass for all Chapter’s Meetings and Events
  4. Membership Dues
  5. Student Scholarships for Annual Meeting/Membership Dues and Annual Pass

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Be an active member in good standing with a minimum of one continuous year of membership.

Scholarship recipients must meet the following requirements or may be asked to return scholarship funds:

  1. Maintain active membership in the Pacific Northwest Chapter of PCMA for at least one full year after scholarship receipt.
  2. Volunteer as a member of a committee or serve on the Board of Directors in the calendar year following scholarship receipt.

We will grant scholarships using a time/monetary value system.   A scholarship applicant may request/utilize up to $1,500 in a two year timeframe.  Time would begin towards the two year timeframe based on the initial date scholarship was requested.   

Applicants may request funding based on their need – scholarship money will be available for registration, airfare, and hotel for conferences as well as general needs for Annual Program Passes or Membership Dues.  All scholarships awarded are to be used to reimburse actual expenses and reimbursement requests shall be submitted to the chapter’s Treasurer with accompanying documentation.

2 Ways to Apply:

  1. Complete and submit your application online
  2. Download and email your completed application and send to: 
    Sarah Watrous, at pacific.northwest.chapter@pcma.org

Scholarship Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and their decision shall be final. Recipients will be notified in accordance with the following schedule:





Recipients Notified By



Annual Meeting


 Friday, 10/25/13




Recipients will be notified in time to register for the Early Bird Rates.

Education Conference


 Friday, 10/25/13




There may be an opportunity to apply in the spring, based on our allocation of scholarships for the Annual Meeting.

Annual Pass for all the Chapter’s Meetings and Events


 Monday, 12/2/13




Members can apply for this at any point during the year.  Can be for one program or event or multiple.

Membership Dues




Within 2 weeks of receiving application


Members can apply at any point during the year.

Student Scholarships for Annual Meeting, Membership Dues, Annual Programs and Events Pass




Within 2 weeks of receiving application


Must be currently enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year program.

Questions?  Contact:  Sarah Watrous | More information/apply

Pacific Northwest Chapter