MPI Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are the core of your foundation’s ongoing contribution to complement MPI membership, education and career opportunities. With these scholarships, together, we move this community and our global industry towards critical recovery. Whether you just started your career or you’re an industry vet, the MPI Foundation assists those that share the same commitment and passion to professional excellence.

Please read on to view scholarship opportunities. Applications are not currently being accepted, but scholarship application deadlines will be posted here within the first month of 2021. Hear about the impact we are making by reading past scholarship recipients’ stories here. Scholarships are governed by the Global Board of Trustees with oversight conducted by the Grants & Scholarship Committee.

 

Presently, the MPI Foundation is providing renewal scholarships to members affected by the current pandemic. During this time, renewal scholarships will be processed through Member Services. Please email MPI Member Services at help@mpi.org.

Annually, the MPI Foundation receives generous donations for restricted usage towards MPI’s premier educational event, the World Education Congress (WEC). The scholarships vary in financial distribution scope and value. 

Universal Orlando Meetings & Events provides ten (10) scholarships for students to attend WEC. These scholarships cover a student’s registration and include a partial reimbursement of their travel and/or accommodation expenses.

Encore, through the Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund, has sponsored three (3) full scholarships for students to cover their registration to WEC and reimburse their travel, accommodations, and per diem. 

Wyndham, Marriott, and IHG all sponsor scholarships that include members’ registration to WEC, and include a partial reimbursement of their airfare and/or accommodations. 

Three (3) full scholarships are available for students to attend IMEX America through Encore’s Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund.

These scholarships may reimburse the student’s travel, accommodations, and per diem.

Conference scholarships are only available to current MPI members in good standing.

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The MPI Foundation provides academic scholarships in conjunction with Universal Orlando Meetings & Events, offering 2 annual scholarships for students enrolled in the San Diego State University Master's in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree program.

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Historically, the MPI Foundation provided funds to assist members attempting to earn professional certifications and to participate in select educational programming. Due to the current pandemic, the MPI Foundation has redirected funds towards distressed members to ensure that they can maintain their membership. When professional development scholarships are available, the update will be posted here and announced to members via chapter communications, MPI Foundation online communications, and social media.

We are fortunate to have the Events Industry Council (EIC) continuing to provide CMP education. For those seeking their CMP, the EIC is providing relief in the amount of $50 USD for the initial application, and $50 USD for the certification examination fee for those who have been furloughed, had their position eliminated, or experienced a salary reduction. 

Contact certification@eventscouncil.org to request your relief code.


206
MPI FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIPS
AWARDED 2019



$246k
TOTAL IN SCHOLARSHIPS


BREAKDOWN

106
CONFERENCE
(WEC, EMEC, IMEX)

47
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

53
MEMBERSHIP

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256
MPI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
AWARDED 2017

 

$292k
TOTAL IN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

92 
CONFERENCE
(WEC, EMEC, IMEX)

 

65
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

 

96
MEMBERSHIP

 


ACADEMIC

 

 


 

 

 

Recent Scholarship Recipient

 

“The MPI Foundation gave me the courage and boost that I needed to take a leap of faith and become a CMP.” 

 

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