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. Applications are not currently being accepted.


Scholarship Offering Applications Open Applications Close Award Notifications
San Diego State University Tuition Scholarship, Spring Sem. August 25, 2021 October 1, 2021 November 1, 2021



Presently, the MPI Foundation is providing renewal scholarships to members affected by the current pandemic. During this time, renewal scholarships will be processed through Member Services. Please email MPI Member Services at


Annually, the MPI Foundation receives generous donations for restricted usage towards MPI’s premier educational event, the World Education Congress (WEC). The scholarships vary in financial distribution scope and value. 


The MPI Foundation provides academic scholarships in conjunction with Universal Orlando Meetings & Events, offering 2 annual scholarships for students enrolled in the San Diego State University Master's in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree program.

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Historically, the MPI Foundation provided funds to assist members attempting to earn professional certifications and to participate in select educational programming. Due to the current pandemic, the MPI Foundation has redirected funds towards distressed members to ensure that they can maintain their membership. When professional development scholarships are available, the update will be posted here and announced to members via chapter communications, MPI Foundation online communications, and social media.

We are fortunate to have the Events Industry Council (EIC) continuing to provide CMP education. For those seeking their CMP, the EIC is providing relief in the amount of $50 USD for the initial application, and $50 USD for the certification examination fee for those who have been furloughed, had their position eliminated, or experienced a salary reduction. 

Contact to request your relief code.






Thanks to the scholarship, a student member of MPI had the opportunity to travel to the conference, network with industry colleagues and gain new knowledge especially about event storytelling and marketing.
The MPI Foundation made it possible to push my boundaries and get to know people.
Being awarded this scholarship gives me a boost of pride and achievement, making me excited to continue to expand into the meetings industry.