MPI Foundation

The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding research initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.


PURPOSE OF THE MPI GLOBAL FOUNDATION

The MPI Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing them professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The MPI Foundation propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding research initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals comprised of approximately 17,000 members belonging to more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org

Current Foundation 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.  

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.   

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.