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The MPI Foundation provides MPI members professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. 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 do not typically follow the normal application cycle but will be reviewed each month. 

For more information on the scholarship application cycle and specific deadlines, download the 2017 Scholarship Overview. 


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Types of Scholarships

Membership Scholarship 

  • Available for new MPI members.
  • Covers the cost of a Preferred MPI membership for one (1) year.
  • Designated funds are not available for renewals at this time.  




Sponsored By:

Quest DrapeWynn Encore


Professional Development Scholarship 

  • Only available to current MPI members in good standing.
  • Funding available towards all 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.
  • CMP scholarships are awarded as reimbursements for courses successfully passed within one year from date of passing the exam.   




Sponsored By:

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M&IT Canadian Nationwide Scholarship Program

Details coming soon



Sponsored By:

Meetings + Incentive Travel


Conference Scholarship 

  • 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.
  • 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 but will be reviewed each month. Deadlines are set for conference scholarships to ensure enough time is allowed for recipients to arrange travel and accommodations.




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Academic Scholarship 

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. 




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Additional Scholarship Information

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. Scholarships with specific requirements will be listed online. 

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