Moving this community and our global industry towards critical recovery.


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. Scholarships are governed by the Global Board of Trustees with oversight conducted by the Grants & Scholarship Committee.

Please read on to view scholarship opportunities.


New membership scholarships are available to MPI supporters in Europe! Thanks to the IMEX partnership, the new planner member will join MPI at a rate of €100 and the MPI Foundation will pay the remaining €200. Learn more here:

Scholarship Offering Applications Open Applications Close Award Notifications
Discover Puerto Rico Planner Membership Scholarships, 2022 Awards IJanuary 1, 2022February 28, 2022March 2022
Discover Puerto Rico Planner Membership Scholarships, 2022 Awards IIMarch 1, 2022May 18, 2022June 2022
WEC Terri Breining ScholarshipsMarch 15, 2022April 25, 2022 Mid-May, 2022
WEC Wyndham ScholarshipsApril 15, 2022May 1, 2022 Mid-May, 2022
Hilton Planner MembershipsMay 23, 2022OngoingOctober 2022
European Planners ScholarshipJune 1October 1Ongoing



Maritz has sponsored professional development scholarships and WEC scholarships for MPI members who demonstrate excellence in leadership, creativity, passion and generosity for the industry. These scholarships are made in recognition of Terri Breining’s outstanding contributions to the industry community. Our current scholarship offering provides registration to WEC and a limited reimbursement of some airfare/hotel for WEC.

Planners are invited to apply for new and renewing membership scholarships, made possible through Discover Puerto Rico. 5 scholarships will be awarded in 2021; 5 more planner membership scholarships will be awarded in the first quarter of 2022 and a final 5 scholarships will be available in the second quarter of 2022. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be planners who reside in the United States.

Applications received October 29 – November 15 will be notified of their status in December. Applications placed January and February will be responded to in March of 2022; applications placed March, April, and May will be responded to in June of 2022.

Simpleview donates scholarships for professionals employed with Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) to attend WEC. Individuals can be planners or suppliers, from any chapter of MPI. These scholarships unlock the benefits of MPI’s premier education and networking event. Applicants are not required to be members of MPI.


Hilton is generously donating 25 membership scholarships for planners in Canada, Latin America, and the US.


Wyndham will support 18 deserving industry members to attend WEC San Francisco, paying for their registration and offering $625 USD as a post-conference reimbursement of airfare and/or hotel associated with the event.






Being a part of the Future Leaders Forum and receiving this scholarship help me to see a better picture of MICE industry and my future career, meeting new people.
The growth, education, and community that is formed by way of MPI is so valuable, and receiving this scholarship.
This scholarship means so much to me and I find it hard to express my gratitude in just a short page.