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
Membership ScholarshipsFebruary 1, 2023October 20, 2023Monthly
Discover Puerto Rico, Hyatt Hotels, Destination Toronto HMCC  ScholarshipsJuly 17, 2023October 15, 2023Monthly
Hyatt Hotels, Larry Lee Scholarships to attend IMEX AmericaJuly 17, 2023September 15, 2023September 2023


Current Scholarship Opportunities

Hilton Planner Memberships

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



Destination Toronto HMCC Scholarships

With support from Destination Toronto, MPI Foundation is awarding United States planners scholarships for the full cost of their HMCC course.

Designed for medical meeting professionals and the partners they work with, MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate offers a broad understanding of regulatory topics. This intensive, four-hour program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment.



Discover Puerto Rico Professional Development Scholarships

Discover Puerto Rico is generously donating professional development scholarships for planners to receive their Event Leadership Strategist Certificate or their Inclusive Event Strategist Certificate from the MPI Academy. A limited number of scholarships are available to planner members in the MPI Potomac Chapter, MPI Chicago Area Chapter, MPI Georgia Chapter, MPI Carolinas Chapter, MPI Southern California Chapter, MPI Northern California Chapter, MPI Greater New York Chapter, and MPI New England Chapter.


Discover Puerto Rico

Larry Lee Student Scholarships to WEC & IMEX America

The MPI Foundation is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities for students in honor of event industry veteran Larry Lee, COO and founder of Encore Productions, who passed away in December 2011. 

Lee’s remarkable career included nearly every aspect of show business. Perhaps most significantly, Lee co-founded Encore Productions, working alongside business partners and friends Phil Cooper and Bill Dayton. Due to Larry’s dedication to the industry, The Larry Lee Memorial Scholarship Program exists for the purpose of helping students attend WEC and IMEX America. These scholarships provide invaluable opportunities for those just starting their careers in the industry while creating a lasting legacy for a respected industry leader.


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.




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.


Wyndham 2

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.