Grants and Scholarships

The MPI Foundation’s Branded Scholarship program was created for meeting professionals who seek education inside or outside traditional academic institutions.

Scholarships cover:

Continuing Education for individuals who want to advance their academic or career-related education

Certified Meeting Professional Designation for meeting professionals seeking to achieve the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry

Certification in Meeting Management for professionals seeking career advancement and industry recognition

MPI Meeting Professional Memberships for professionals seeking a connection to industry planners and suppliers worldwide

MPI Conferences for those seeking leadership, career and educational opportunities offered exclusively at MPI conferences like WEC and EMEC

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Vanessa Cotton Scholarship:

Vanessa-Cotton-2006-LVanessa Cotton passed away in June 2010 and had a long and distinguished career in the UK meetings and events industry.

The scholarship is available to MPI member students currently attending a meetings industry related degree in the UK or Ireland and will cover registration, accommodation and travel for at least one student to experience the professional development and networking at the MPI European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC).

The recipient of the scholarship will be able to attend educational sessions and network with over 300 meetings industry professionals. Several UK & Ireland board members will be in attendance and will assist the winner to maximise their participation.

The scholarship is funded by ExCeL London, Reed Travel Expo and the MPI UK & Ireland Chapter.