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.


Scholarship Offering      Applications Open      Applications Close      Award Notifications
Hilton U.S. Planner MembershipsMay 23, 2022October 28, 2022 (3:00pm EST)November 2022
IMEX Group EMEC Brighton ScholarshipNovember 7, 2022December 4, 2022December 14, 2022
Hilton Canada / Latin America Planner MembershipsMay 23, 2022November 27, 2022December 2022
KPMG Emerging Professionals AwardNovember 4, 2022December 2, 2022January 8, 2023
European Planners ScholarshipJune 1October 1Ongoing



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


KPMG is providing awards for emerging professionals. These grants will fund deserving students' university or college tuition. The top-selected scholar will receive a $2,000 tuition award, the second-placing applicant will receive a $1,000 tuition award, and the third selected will receive a $500 tuition award.


EMEC registration scholarships are available for those in the UK and EU regions.


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.







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.