WSACA Education Scholarship Fund

Each year, the Washington State Association of County Assessors (WSACA) Education Scholarship Committee award scholarships to employees who work in county assessor offices. Scholarship amounts are determined annually and only cover the cost of course registration fees.

Scholarship applications

Applications are sent electronically to all county assessors each September. In addition to the scholarship application, a training calendar for the upcoming year is also provided. Individuals may apply for a scholarship for multiple courses, but must list them in order of preference. The due date for all scholarship applications is December 31 of the current year.


The criteria for awarding scholarship funds vary each year. Some of the criteria generally used include:

  • Number of applicants
  • Amount of funds available
  • Amount of training budget available in a county
  • Type of course and applicability to job duties
  • Previously awarded scholarships


Scholarships awarded will not be transferable to:

  • A different course than what the scholarship was originally awarded. However, if a course is cancelled, the scholarship awarded for that course may be used towards a different course offering within the same year.
  • Another individual. If the individual leaves employment with the assessor’s office, the scholarship may be transferred to another individual within that office.
  • A different year than what the scholarship was awarded.

If an individual is awarded scholarship funds for a course offered through a course provider other than WSACA, the individual must pay for the course and then provide a copy of the scholarship award and proof of course attendance to the WSACA Education Coordinator. A reimbursement will then be given to the individual.

Scholarship notifications

The WSACA Education Scholarship Committee meets at the beginning of each year to select the scholarship recipients. Announcement letters are mailed to both the scholarship recipients and to the individuals who were not chosen to receive a scholarship for the year. Each county assessor also receives notification of the employees in their office that were awarded scholarships for that year.