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August 01 2016

Scholarships for 2017 PCMA Convening Leaders!

PCMA Capital Chapter

Scholarships for 2017 PCMA Convening Leaders! 

Due Date is August 26, 2016

THREE lucky PCMA Capital Chapter Planner Members will win a scholarship to attend the PCMA Convening Leaders in Austin, Texas, January 8-11, 2017.

These scholarships are provided by the PCMA Capital Chapter-PRG Scholarship Fund, the PCMA Capital Chapter, and the Austin CVB.


What Does The Scholarship Include?

  • Airfare (advance purchase up to $400)
  • Hotel accommodations  for up to four (4) nights at a conference hotel 
  • Registration fee (early-bird rate) 

Who is Eligible?

Scholarships are open to:

  • Current PCMA Capital Chapter planner members
  • Applicants for whom their employers will not pay for them to attend.

* Winners of the 2015 & 2016 Convening Leaders Scholarships & the 2015 & 2016 PCMA Education Conference Scholarships are NOT eligible.

Requirements of Candidates if selected

  1. Write an article about your experience at the PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 for The Chatter.
  2. Be an active volunteer for the 2017 calendar year.

How to Apply?

Prepare an application to include:

  1. Letter of recommendation (a committee or board member, co-worker, boss, etc.).
  2. Include a 500-word essay explaining why you deserve this scholarship.
  3. Current resume
  4. Applications are due by Friday, August 26, 2016 to Membership Committee Chair Ryan Barth at ryan.barth@conferencedirect.com
  5. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that your application has been received.


What's Next?

  1. Ryan will ensure applicants qualify, as well as request any additional information if needed.
  2. The members of the Scholarship Task Force will choose the top applicants by a “blind vote” and forward to the Chapter Board of Directors to make the final decision.
  3. The winners of the scholarship will be notified individually and announced at the Chapter Annual Meeting in November.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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