The MPI Foundation provides MPI members professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships and propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding pan-industry research.

Application Cycles

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

Conference scholarships follow the normal application cycle and will be reviewed each month. To allow adequate time for registration and travel arrangements, turn in applications by the deadlines listed on the scholarship page of We encourage applicants to submit their applications as early as possible.

Membership Scholarships

Scholarships are available for new MPI members for both planners and suppliers. Membership fees will be paid directly to MPI – recipients will not receive reimbursements for membership fees.

Professional Development

Scholarships are available to all MPI members in good standing for industry-related development programs that are a part of the MPI Academy such as Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM), Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC), and the Experiential Event Series.

Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,000 (amount varies based on sponsor, program fees, and committee approvals) to be applied toward the registration fees and study materials for the program.

Conference Attendance

Scholarships are available to all MPI members in good standing towards attendance at industry-related educational conferences such as MPI’s World Education Conference (WEC), European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC), and IMEX America and Frankfurt.

Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,800 to be applied toward registration fees, airfare and accommodations. Amount varies based on sponsor, program fees, and committee approvals.


International Centre Scholarship - Open to Canadian MPI members only, available to those currently enrolled in an events and/or hospitality program at the college or university level. Three scholarships available for $500 CAD each towards their tuition.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Four Year Scholarship – Three (3) Four-year scholarships available to attend the University of Central Florida/Rosen College. Scholarship awards will cover all unmet financial needs up to $10,000 as determined by the FAFSA for Fall and Spring semesters only for eight (8) consecutive semesters.

Soar Scholarship Program

The purpose of the SOAR Scholarship Program is to recognize an individual MPI Canada Chapter member who has demonstrated exceptional volunteerism to their MPI chapter and community. Those members who truly go "above and beyond". One MPI volunteer member will receive a SOAR Scholarship for each of the eight MPI Canada Chapters, on an annual term basis. Scholarship recipients will be selected by local chapter boards. The individual scholarship recipient will receive a framed certificate, along with a $500CDN scholarship to be used for MPI programs and activities.

To apply for any of these scholarships click HERE