Scholarships

Freddy L. Jacobs Scholarship

The Freddy L. Jacobs Student Individual Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to IAWP Student Members or Dependents of IAWP Full Members who wish to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of leadership or workforce development, who are pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree or other certification, or who are required to complete an extracurricular educational or training program to obtain a high school diploma.

Freddy Jacobs began his tenure with the Arkansas Employment Security Division in 1973.  He joined International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES), now IAWP in 1974.  He retired from Arkansas Department of Workforce Services as Equal Opportunity Manager in 2010.  He is a former member of the Governor’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities, a former United Way Allocation Committee member, and the former chair of the Arkansas Employees Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors.  Read more about Freddy L. Jacobs here.

Logan S. Chambers Individual Scholarship

The association’s most successful scholarship endeavor is the Logan S. Chambers Individual Grant Award Program. During the first 25 years IAWP distributed more than $300,000 for college tuition costs to more than 4,000 members.

The Logan S. Chambers Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to IAWP full members who wish to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities in a course(s) of study that pertains to employment and training work, or toward a degree program that relates to job performance and/or promotional possibilities.

Logan S. Chambers, a former Executive Director of the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security (IAPES), was a very successful leader of the organization for eighteen years, (1942-1963). Born in New Orleans, LA in 1909, Mr. Chambers had a life of achievements. After receiving degrees in English, social science and journalism, he climbed the ranks in the Kentucky Employment Service ending his career as the agency’s Chief of Information and Education. In between, he worked for the National Reemployment Service and the US Employment Service. Soon after his death on March 21, 1964 in Louisville, KY, the association established the Logan S. Chambers Scholarship in honor of Mr. Chamber’s wonderful life of service.

W. Scott Boyd Group Grant

The W. Scott Boyd Group Scholarship Grant program was founded in 1976-77. Since the program’s inception, more than 100 grants have been awarded for a total value of more than $100,000.

The W. Scott Boyd Group Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to IAWP chapters and subchapters, as well as chapters working with their agencies, for the presentation of group educational and training programs. Mr. Boyd, the second Executive Director of the association, was an exemplary leader of the organization for almost nineteen years, from October 1962 to June 1981. A Kentucky native, Mr. Boyd laid the foundation for his career at the University of Kentucky, where he earned a degree in Journalism, worked for several area newspapers, and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a strong advocate for assisting Vietnam veterans and people with disabilities. In honor of Mr. Boyd, the association established the W. Scott Boyd Group Grant which provides financial assistance to chapter educational activities.

Chapter Membership Grant

The IAWP Chapter Membership Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to chapters/sub-chapters for the purpose of funding activities directed toward membership recruitment and retention.

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Workforce Development Conference Scholarship

The International Association of Workforce Professionals has 2 scholarships equal to the early-bird registration package to pay for conference registration. The scholarship is available to active members that have a desire to attend the Workforce Development

Workforce Development Conference Scholarship Application

Professional Development Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Professional Development Memorial Scholarship Fund was initially established from seed funding provided by friends and family of Past International President Jim Mulcahey who wanted to honor his memory and assist members in their professional development. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to IAWP full members who wish to participate in the IAWP Workforce Professional Development Program (WPDP) and/or the IAWP Certified Workforce Specialist (CWS) certification program. The grant awarded with ONLY be used for purchasing WPDP Study Guides, or paying fees for WPDP exams, CWS certification or CWS.