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.



Current Scholarship Opportunities

Hyatt Hotels Professional Development Scholarships

With support from Hyatt Hotels, planners in the MPI community are invited to apply for scholarships that cover the full cost of the Inclusive Event Strategist Certificate or Women in Leadership: Executive Skills Certificate.



Digital Edge Marketing Professional Development Scholarships

Digital Edge Marketing in partnership with MPI Foundation has donated scholarships for industry members employed by DMOs and CVBs. These scholarships support attendance at one of the following MPI Academy certificate courses: Women in Leadership, Event Leadership Strategist, or Sustainable Event Strategist. Visit the application for more information and scholarship deadlines for each course.


WEC Louisville Global Scholarships

MPI Foundation is offering a variety of scholarships to WEC Louisville! Scholarships are available for students, planners and suppliers. Plus, from our partners at Simpleview and Digital Edge Marketing, we have scholarships available for DMO and CVB industry members. Visit the application for more information. The deadline to apply is February 25, 2024, with notifications in late March.


EMEC Luxembourg Global Scholarships

The EMEC application deadline has been extended! Apply by Wednesday January 24th, 6pm GMT (UK) to be considered for a registration-only scholarship to EMEC Luxembourg! Notifications of awards will be made within the first weeks of February. For more information, visit the application.



Past Scholarship Opportunities

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.



WEC23 has been recognized for four consecutive years as one of the top association conferences in the world. Thanks to these scholarships, 12 planners from the United States will be able to attend WEC23 with their registration costs covered through a scholarship.


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Scholarships are available to US Planners through generous support from VisitDallas. These scholarships will cover the recipient's registration costs.



Thanks to generous support from Wyndham, planners in the US can apply for scholarships that grant a full year of membership at the Preferred Level. 


These WEC Scholarships are available for industry members in Latin America who want to attend WEC.







I am so honored to be awarded with this scholarship. These funds will be used to help fund my expenses for my Spring Semester of 2023 at the Florence University of the Arts, where I will be studying abroad for the semester.
I am honored to receive this award. It will make a huge impact on my career and education.
I knew I wanted to be an event planner from a young age. I was so dedicated to events that I was able to skip my senior year of high school to go to Johnson and Wales a year early to get my degree in event management.