Overall Excellence Chapter Award



You Belong Diversity Scholarship Program


MPISCC recognizes that Event & Hospitality Industry professionals and students of diverse backgrounds who through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will enhance our membership.

Scholarship funds may be used for a one-year new planner, supplier or student membership to MPI Southern California OR Inclusive Event Strategist Certificate.  Must be used within 12 months of being awarded.

Criteria and Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must be an active member of the meeting industry for at least one year or currently enrolled in a college/university with focus on event planning or hospitality management.
  • Membership scholarships are available to minority individuals as defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Program (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Multi-racial). 
  • Certificate scholarships are open to all current MPI members. 
  • Scholarships may not be awarded to the same individual more than once in three years or twice in a lifetime.
  • Candidates must submit the scholarship application, resume and letter of reference by the published deadline(s).

2021-2022 Winners are:

Amanda Ma
Bulgan Sheetz
Steven McCleave


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