"Education is a priceless gift."

Scholarship Recipient Sukki Jahnke

MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter

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"Education is a priceless gift."

Scholarship Recipient Sukki Jahnke

MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter

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MPI Foundation provided emergency funding to MPI Belgium Chapter for support following the terrorist attack in Belgium.

MPI Foundation Major Grant Awardee, MPI Belgium Chapter

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MPI Foundation provided emergency funding to MPI Belgium Chapter for support following the terrorist attack in Belgium.

MPI Foundation Major Grant Awardee, MPI Belgium Chapter

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[GROWING OUR COMMUNITIES]

MPI Foundation funds training for adults with autism to work in the meetings and events industry.

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MPI Foundation funds training for adults with autism to work in the meetings and events industry.

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MPI Foundation
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[CHAMPIONING OUR CAUSES]

MPI Foundation Scholarships

The MPI Foundation's scholarship programs offer education and career opportunities that propel professionals and students in the industry forward. Scholarships are governed by the Global Board of Trustees with oversight conducted by the Grants & Scholarship Committee.

 

Scholarships: MPI Membership, CMP, and MPI Academy

Applications are accepted year-round and applicants who submit a request for a membership, CMP, or MPI Academy program will receive a status update from MPI Foundation in the calendar month after they submit their application. Applicants are recommended to provide at least two months’ time in between the submission of their application and the confirmation of their scholarship award status.

Scholarships: Conferences and Special Events

Application deadlines and notifications for conferences and special events are detailed below. 

 

Conference or Event Applications Open Applications Close Award Notifications
IMEX Frankfurt ‘19November 1, 2018January 31, 2019February 28, 2019
WEC 2019 Deadline Extension: March 15, 2019March Applicants Notified by April 30th
IMEX America ‘19March 1, 2019Deadline Extension: July 15, 2019Early August
Nov. CMM CohortYear-roundAugust 31, 2019Sept. 30, 2019
EMEC ‘20Sept. 1, 2019October 31, 2019November 30, 2019

Read about some of the past scholarship recipients’ stories here and apply for one today!


  • Available for new and renewing MPI members.
  • Covers the cost of a Preferred MPI membership for one (1) year. 
  • When they submit an application for a new membership scholarship, applicants for a new membership agree to engage at their chapter and volunteer at chapter events.

 

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  • Only available to current MPI members in good standing.

  • CMP scholarships are available as reimbursements of application fees plus reimbursement of a limited amount of one’s testing fees, contingent on passing the test. successfully passes their test.  

  • Funding permitted towards MPI Academy courses (including CMM, HMCC, Experiential Event Series, Meetings Essentials, Basics Boot Camp and more). Browse courses here.

  • Partial and full scholarships awarded. Funds awarded will be applied towards registration and program fees. Scholarships are eligible for use within one calendar year from the date of awarding.

     

    Sponsored by:

     

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The International Centre Venetian

 

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  • Only available to current MPI members in good standing.

  • Conferences available for funding each year include: WEC, EMEC, IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt.

  • Partial and full scholarships awarded.

  • Funds can be applied towards registration fees, airfare, and accommodations, depending on the amount and type of scholarship awarded.

  • Where applicable, conference scholarships are awarded as complimentary registration to MPI events. Additional funding opportunities are awarded as reimbursements after the conference, provided the member has attended the conference.        

  • Conference scholarships do not typically follow the normal application cycle. Deadlines are set for conference scholarships to ensure enough time is allowed for recipients to arrange travel and accommodations.

 

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The MPI Foundation provides academic scholarships for students attending Rosen College at the University of Central Florida and universities in Toronto through sponsored scholarships. Please contact the MPI Foundation to inquire more about these opportunities. 

Universal Orlando Meetings & Events also offers 2 annual scholarships for students enrolled in the San Diego State University Master's in Hospitality & Tourism Management degree program.

 

Sponsored by:

 

HB-Rosen The International CentreUOR globe logo

 

 

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Preference is given to members that have been an MPI member for at least 1 year for most conference and professional development scholarships. This does not include student member applicants. *Members with less than 1 year will still be considered and should contact the MPI Foundation if they have any questions. 

The number of scholarships available each month varies based on funding and current events/programs taking place. 

Many scholarships supported by a sponsor include restrictions such as member type, geographical location and volunteerism.

Scholarship funds are available for use for up to one (1) year from date of award.  

The MPI Foundation seeks to have broad impact across a variety of community constituents. Members who have received scholarships may not be awarded additional scholarships within the next several years.


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256
MPI FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIPS
AWARDED 2017



$292k
TOTAL IN SCHOLARSHIPS


BREAKDOWN

92 
CONFERENCE
(WEC, EMEC, IMEX)

65
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

96
MEMBERSHIP


ACADEMIC

256
MPI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
AWARDED 2017

 

$292k
TOTAL IN SCHOLARSHIPS

 

92 
CONFERENCE
(WEC, EMEC, IMEX)

 

65
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT

 

96
MEMBERSHIP

 


ACADEMIC

 

 


 

 

 

Recent Scholarship Recipient

 

“The MPI Foundation is actively inspiring me to live as if I will not fail.” 

ZoeMoore