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Grants and Scholarships

The MPI Foundation provides MPI members professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships and propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding pan-industry research.


Application cycles

MPI Foundation scholarships are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications received by the end of the month will receive notification by the end of the following month.

Conference scholarships
Conference scholarships do not typically follow the normal application cycle but will be reviewed each month. Notifications will be sent by the date below to allow adequate time for registration and travel arrangements. We encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.

Sunshine Education Summit (SES): Applications due July 18, with notifications by July 21. Session Details.

IMEX America: Applications due June 30th, with notifications sent by July 31st

Event Design Certificate Program Toronto: Applications due June 30th, with notifications sent by July 31st. Session Details.

Venice Film Festival Scholarship: Applications due July 15th, with notifications sent by July 31st.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Applications due by August 15th, with notifications sent by August 31st.

Please contact the MPI Foundation with any questions regarding scholarships and grants.

2017 Scholarships Overview

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Scholarships are available for new MPI members for both planners and suppliers. Membership fees will be paid directly to MPI – recipients will not receive reimbursements for membership fees.

Professional Development

Scholarships are available to all MPI members in good standing for industry-related development programs that are a part of the MPI Academy such as Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM), Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC), and the Experiential Event Series.

Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,000 (amount varies based on applicant’s stated need, sponsor restrictions, program fees, and committee approvals) to be applied toward the registration fees and/or study materials for the program.

Effective April 1st, CMP scholarships are given in the form of reimbursements only after a member has passed their exam.

Conference Attendance

Scholarships are available to all MPI members in good standing towards attendance at industry-related educational conferences such as MPI’s World Education Conference (WEC), European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC), and IMEX America and Frankfurt.

Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,800 to be applied toward registration fees, airfare and/or accommodations. Amount varies based on applicant’s stated need, sponsor restrictions, program fees, and committee approvals.

Effective April 1st, conference scholarships are awarded as complimentary registrations to MPI events. If a scholarship recipient is awarded additional funding opportunities beyond an MPI conference registration such as accommodations or airfare, this portion of the scholarship is awarded in the form of a reimbursement. Reimbursements are only made after the conference, provided the scholarship winner has attended the conference.


International Centre Scholarship - Open to Canadian MPI members only, available to those currently enrolled in an events and/or hospitality program at the college or university level. Three scholarships available for $500 CAD each towards their tuition.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Four Year Scholarship – Three (3) Four-year scholarships available to attend the University of Central Florida/Rosen College. Scholarship awards will cover all unmet financial needs up to $10,000 as determined by the FAFSA for Fall and Spring semesters only for eight (8) consecutive semesters.

Applications for these scholarships are closed, as funding is currently being distributed to award-winners.

MPI Foundation Chapter Grants

New opportunities to open in July.

MCI Chapter Grant

These grants provide chapters the opportunity to have MCI present quality education to its members at no cost. Chapters will be able to select a session from the three topics provided by MCI.

Philadelphia CVB Chapter Grants

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Chapter Grants will provide chapters with quality education sessions related to healthcare. Chapters can select from different topics from two speakers.

PSAV Chapter Grant

The MPI Foundation has developed education content through research with PSAV. The chapter grant will provide a PSAV representative to deliver the educational session to its members.

FMAV Chapter Grants

These grants provide Canadian chapters the opportunity to have FMAV present a 90-minute and full-day session to its members. The FMAV Chapter Grant is only available for Canadian chapters and is non-cash deliverable.

Omni Hotels & Resorts Ready. Set. Meet! Chapter Grants

These grants are for Chapters that need funding assistance to present one of the three pre-developed programs available for MPI Chapters. The $1,500 grant can be used by chapters to assist with speaker fees and accommodations, marketing of the program, venue rental, A/V costs, etc.

Chapter-Developed Grants

The objective with these programs is to provide Chapters with funding ($2500) to assist in the creation of programs that effectively educate our members on a peer-to-peer basis. Rewarded programs will be recognized by The MPI Foundation and made available for other Chapters to utilize.