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PHLDiversity WEC 2019 MPI PHL Member Scholarship in Honor of Jack P. Ferguson, President & CEO Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB)

PHLDiversity a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) established the Jack P. Ferguson Scholarship in partnership with Meeting Professional International Chapter Philadelphia Area Chapter (MPI PHL) honoring Jack P. Ferguson’s years of dedicated service promoting Philadelphia's diverse communities creating economic impact hosting meetings and conventions.

 Because of this partnership with PHLCVB/PHLDiversity the MPI Philadelphia Area Chapter is excited to present a unique opportunity for a member to attend MPI World Education Conference (WEC) 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! 

PHLDiversity has a proven track record of reaching national and local markets through both traditional and non-traditional methods that showcase Philadelphia as a leading diverse travel and tourism destination. 

As the President & CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Jack Ferguson has more than 42 years’ experience in the hospitality business and is known for his energized, can-do leadership style. Jack has been centered on three areas – enhancing the customer experience, maximizing marketing and technology and educating the Philadelphia region’s workforce.

The selected Member will receive the PHLCVB/PHLDiversity WEC Jack P. Ferguson Scholarship to include WEC registration, transportation and housing during MPI’s World Education Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada! June 15-18, 2019.

Jack P. Ferguson Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Must be a MPI PHL (or non-member) multicultural or LGBTQ planner/supplier in good standing as of March 12, 2019.
    • Diverse/multicultural groups defined as African Diaspora, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Women.
  2. Application includes one or two letters of recommendation from current or former MPI members and/or current employer.
  3. A short essay or video describing how MPI has influenced your life and how attending WEC will impact your education and future career. (More details included in application.)
  4. Must be employed in the meeting industry with 3-5 years of experience.

Jack P. Ferguson Scholarship Award

  • Scholarship will include registration to WEC, hotel accommodations up to 3 nights and roundtrip transportation for the conference date (June 15-18, 2019).
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the providers and/or post-event as reimbursement to recipient upon the submission of proper receipts.

Important Dates & Application Submission

  • Scholarship application deadline is March 12, 2019 @ 5:00pm EST. Please submit the application requirements (located on MPI PHL website- www.mpiphl.org and supporting documents to membership@mpiphl.org.
  • Scholarship award recipient will be notified by April 12, 2019 via email with instructions on how to claim your scholarship award and next steps.
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