November 20, 2018
Upcoming Event: Signature Luncheon
Join MPI-CAC for the 4th Annual Signature Luncheon on November 20, 2018
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September 1, 2018
Get Involved with MPI-CAC!
The best way to maximize your membership is to volunteer!
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Professional Development Grant Guidelines

The Chicago Area Chapter of MPI offers professional development grants to members to attend a variety of chapter educational events throughout the year.


Application Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility is limited to active Chicago Area Chapter members in good standing (i.e. dues paid in full.)
  2. The applicant demonstrates financial need.
  3. The recipient must agree to become an active member of a committee within two months of receiving the grant.
  4. The application form must be received by the deadline.
  5. The grants are determined by the Grant Selection Sub-Committee.
  6. Grant recipients may not be awarded another grant (membership or education) within one year of the event date for which the education grant was awarded.

Deadlines and Details:

Unless stated otherwise, the grant amounts cover the registration fees only.


Grant Application Deadline


Number of Grants Awarded

Fall Education Program - August 15, 2018 2 Professional Members
Signature Luncheon - October 20, 2018 2 Professional Members
NEXT '19 - January 20, 2019 4 Professional Members
CMP Certification - March 20, 2019
*Includes application submission fee and exam fee
(does not include study material)
 1 Professional Member
CMP Recertification - March 20, 2019
*Includes recertification fee.
 1 Professional Member
MPI WEC 2019 - March 20, 2019
Planner $999
Supplier $1,099
 1 Professional Member
Spring Education Program - March 20, 2019 2 Professional Members


Although the chapter has funds allocated to support the grants, grants may not be awarded at the full value and all grants may not be awarded during a year. The Grant Selection Committee will make all decisions regarding the awards and will notify applicants of the status three weeks following the application deadline.

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