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MPI Scholarships

MPI offers a number of scholarship opportunities to assist with the professional development of its Members.

Scholarships and other financial assistance opportunities are available through both MPI International and MPI Upstate New York.

CMP Scholarship

CMM Scholarship

Membership Dues Scholarship

CMP Scholarships

The intent of the program is to provide a scholarship award (up to $550) to a member in good standing of MPI Upstate NY. The member may use the scholarship reimbursement to cover personal out-of-pocket expenses of the application and registration so that the burden of individual contributions may be lightened, though not necessarily eliminated. Employer paid application fee or expenses are not included in the member reimbursement.

Goal:  The goal of the Scholarship Fund is to have members pursue professional development in the CMP program, which will benefit both themselves and the MPI Upstate New York Chapter. Continued involvement and leadership in the MPI Upstate NY Chapter is expected of Scholarship winners.

Obligation of the Applicant:  It will be the obligation and responsibility of the applicant to submit to the CMP Scholarship Committee an application and any additional information requested. Funds will not be available in advance, but will be reimbursed upon successful receipt of the CMP Certification. It is expected that scholarship winners will have attended CMP study groups and will participate in such groups as trainers in the future.

Who is Eligible:  Members in good standing of MPI Upstate NY Chapter and have been involved in the Chapter for a six month period are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have successfully completed the CMP application and passed the CMP exam.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

  • Complete the application and submit within 45 days after taking CMP exam.
  • All personal out-of-pocket receipts must be included with the application.
  • Scholarship money will be reimbursed upon completion of the program and a CMP passing score is confirmed by CIC.
  • Scholarships may be awarded up to two times per year, depending on available funds and the quality and timing of the applications received.
  • The 2019 deadline is Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5 p.m.

CMM Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are currently available through the MPI Foundation to offset the costs associated with pursuing this coveted designation. 

There are plans in the works to establish a CMM Scholarship through MPI Upstate NY in the near future. Scholarship Fund donations are collected at every chapter event and special annual campaigns.

Membership Dues Scholarship

MPI Upstate NY may be able to help offset the annual cost of joining MPI. This scholarship is intended for planner members only and is based on availability. 

The planner will join MPI, set up a payment plan for bi-yearly payments, and pay the first half of the year. The Planner is required to join a volunteer committee and participate in chapter activities. When the scholarship is awarded, the chapter will pay the balance of the annual membership dues for the second half of the year.

Planner members in good standing may contact the current Vice President of Membership for more information. The recipient(s) is selected by the Board of Directors based on chapter participation and available funds.

The MPI Foundation is a non-profit organization that fuels the advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships.

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