• Founders Grant Program

The MPI-Wisconsin Chapter Founders Grant is funded at up to $500 and honors the legacy of the Charter Members of the MPI-Wisconsin Chapter.  One of the goals of our founding 5 Charter Members was to create an opportunity for people to come together, network and learn. The goal of the Grant is to support someone within our chapter to access new ideas, new information, further grow their knowledge and network within the industry, and this Grant helps to financially fund this new endeavor! 

Based upon membership need, multiple grant awards may be awarded for lesser amounts up to a total of $500 in grant awards.   The funds can be used at the discretion of the recipient for:

  • MPI membership dues
  • Registration fees for MPI conferences (either MPI Conferences or Monthly Chapter Events!)
  • Other professional development activities including:
    • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) exam or the Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) exam (including study courses and payment for books and learning materials).
    • Have another professional development idea?  Tell us about it in your application and narrative

The Founders Grant recipient will be formally announced at the September 14, 2016 Awards Banquet.

Criteria for Eligibility

Any individual who is a current member of MPI-Wisconsin and has been a member for at least one year at the date of the application deadline may apply. The previous year's winner is not eligible to apply.

Application Process

A complete application package consists of:

  1. The online Founders Grant Application form below.
  2. A narrative describing the applicant's contribution to MPI-Wisconsin, why the applicant deserves the grant, and how the grant will benefit the member and MPI-Wisconsin. The narrative must be typed, double-spaced, and not to exceed 500 words.

Mail the narrative to:

Scholarship Program
MPI Wisconsin Headquarters
2820 Walton Commons,  Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718

The application package will be considered incomplete until all items have been received.
The deadline for application is Friday, August 26, 2016.

Disbursement of Funds

Funds will be sent directly to the Grant winner within 4 weeks of announcement.

Additional Requirement

During the following program year the recipient is required to submit at least one article for publication in the MPI-Wisconsin newsletter. The article must pertain to the educational value of the grant.

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