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Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger Student Scholarship Program


Please forward this material to the faculty member who advises students preparing for a future career in the meetings industry.

The deadline for application is December 13, 2019.

 

Meeting Professionals International - Wisconsin Chapter recognizes the need to encourage and support individuals pursuing careers in the meetings industry. Our annual $500 Kristin Bjurstrom Krueger Student Scholarship is available for students enrolled in a course of study in the meetings field at an accredited college. The funds will be distributed directly to the student. 

As a leading organization in the meetings industry, MPI - Wisconsin Chapter is committed to promoting excellence and ethical standards in the meetings industry. This organization provides a strong professional network for meeting planners and suppliers through educational programs, services and communication.

Please make students aware of this scholarship program and feel free to make copies of the application materials. If you need more information, please contact the MPI - Wisconsin Chapter administrative office at 608-204-9816 during regular business hours.


Criteria for Eligibility

The student scholarship is available to any person currently enrolled in a course of study in the meetings field at an accredited college. The applicant must carry a minimum of six credits per semester and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25. Scholarship recipients may re-apply in future years provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. This scholarship is available to any student attending a Wisconsin college.

 


Application Process

A complete application package consists of:

  1. The online Student Scholarship Application form.
  2. An essay on the topic "Why I Want to Work in the meetings Industry." The essay must be typed, double-spaced and not exceed 500 words.
  3. One letter of reference from a teacher or an employer.
  4. A transcript that identifies courses of study and grade point average.

E-mail the essay, letter of reference, and transcript to admin@mpiwi.org 

 

The application package will be considered incomplete until all items have been received.

 

The deadline for application is December 13, 2019.

 


Additional Requirement

During the following program year (August - July), the winner is required to submit two articles to the MPI-WI Chapter newsletter. One article must be a personal profile and the second must be of educational content.

 

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