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MPI Pittsburgh has always had a strong student membership, and we’re excited to launch a new student sponsorship initiative that allows professional members to become a student sponsor. We hope to make MPI Pittsburgh student membership and involvement more accessible. 

Student memberships are available to those enrolled in a post-secondary academic program with an emphasis on the meeting, hospitality, events, and tourism-related industries leading to a qualification as a regular member. Unless the educational institution defines it otherwise, the student must be enrolled in a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program. After graduation, the student member will be eligible for the student-in-transition program, which offers a professional membership at a discounted rate.

The student sponsorship initiative allows students to apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of an annual student membership ($40) and/or financial aid to cover the student event registration for MPI Pittsburgh education and networking events. 

MPI Pittsburgh professional members can become student sponsors for $50 per student. Of that amount, $40 will cover the MPI Pittsburgh student membership cost, and $10 will go to a fund that will provide financial assistance for students to attend the chapter’s education and networking events. Professional members are welcome to sponsor multiple students for additional payment(s) of $50.


MPI Pittsburgh Student Membership Scholarship Criteria

This scholarship fund supports student membership in Meeting Professionals International. The goal of this scholarship is:

  • To provide students professional development and educational opportunities in the meetings and event industry.

  •  Encourage student members to pursue careers in the meetings and events industry

Eligible recipients will receive a one-year student membership of the MPI Pittsburgh Chapter

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time at a recognized academic institution  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • Interested in pursuing a career in the meetings and events industry.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for the MPI Pittsburgh Student Membership Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application form (which includes a short essay)

  • Submit a letter of recommendation.

MPI Pittsburgh Student Event Attendance Assistance

The purpose of this program is to assist students financially to attend a monthly MPI Pittsburgh Chapter educational or networking event. Attendance at such events helps students to develop interpersonal and communication skills, supports career development, and enhances professional networks. Applicants can apply once a semester for support to attend a monthly MPI Pittsburgh Chapter Event.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled at least half-time at a recognized academic institution.  

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • Interested in pursuing a career in the meetings and events industry.

  • Be an active MPI Pittsburgh Student Member.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for the MPI Pittsburgh Event Attendance Assistance, applicants must:

  • Complete the online application form (which includes a short essay)

  • Submit a letter of recommendation.

 

 

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