Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, WERC®, established in 1964, is a trade association for talent
management and global mobility professionals worldwide. Our network includes nearly 1,600 corporations
and 10,000 service industry members across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia and the Americas.
It is the mission of WERC, along with smaller regional relocation councils, such as the Minnesota Employee
Relocation Council (MERC), to engage, advocate, inspire and educate for and within our mobility industry on relocation related topics. We invite, connect and energize all professionals around the world who have business involvement in, and a
curiosity about, talent mobility. We curate information, build content, heighten competence, raise efficiency
and grow knowledge and leadership for our community.
The WERC Foundation works in corporation with our regional relocation councils to support a student
scholarship program for high school seniors. Students apply via a regional relocation council, in this case the Minnesota Employee Relocation Council. One student will be selected for the regional scholarship and that student is automatically entered into the WERC Foundation scholarship pool. As a result, there is an opportunity to be awarded funds from both MERC and WERC. The minimum regional award is $500.
To qualify for participation in the scholarship program, students with relocation experience must:
Students will be selected based on academic performance, recommendations from instructor, coach or mentor of such applicant or any others who have knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities, the applicant’s motivation, character, ability, or potential, and plans to pursue a post-secondary education.
The above information and our application can be found here. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20th.