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Professional Association Membership Program Webster University | Career Planning & Development Center

Becoming a contributing student member of a professional association is one of the most beneficial ways to engage with the community of your chosen industry. The Career Planning & Development Center (CPDC) will sponsor membership fees for a limited number of current students. Please read the following information regarding eligibility, requirements, and the application process carefully.

Eligibility

Enrollment Status

You must be enrolled at Webster University during the current semester as defined by the course load guidelines below:

  • Undergraduate Students: 12 or more credit hours
  • Graduate Students: 6 or more credit hours

Degree Program

You must be enrolled in a program in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree or master's degree.

GPA

You must have a cumulative GPA over 2.5.

Requirements

You may apply for funding for one professional association per application period.

Funding requests must be for a valid professional association. Honor societies, fraternities/sororities, social organizations, etc., are not eligible.

Most professional associations offer membership levels for various constituents such as students, professionals, and retirees. Funding requests must be for a student-level membership. If your organization of interest doesn't offer traditional membership tiers, please make note of the organization's membership structure in your application materials.

The combined cost for membership fees and any requested add-ons cannot exceed $100 per student per application period. Add-on requests (subscriptions, chapters, etc.) may be accommodated if funding is available.

You must not have paid for your membership fees yet, either as a first-time or renewing member. Reimbursement is not possible. Payments will be made directly from Webster University to the professional association.

Application Process

The application for Spring 2021 ProAMP will open on January 11, 2021. Complete all of the application components listed below and submit the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on March 7, 2021.

  • Application questions
  • Resume
  • Short essay (approximately 350 words) addressing the following questions: How will your professional association membership benefit you in your career goals? How do you plan to participate in/engage with the association? How will you contribute to the association?

Applications will be reviewed by CPDC staff members and considered based on thoroughness and quality of application materials and relevance of the association to your academic major and career goals.

You will be notified by email on March 12, 2021 if you will be receiving sponsored membership fees. This email will provide logistics for moving forward with the membership purchase.

If you will not be receiving sponsored membership fees, you will also be notified by email on March 12, 2021.

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