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2018 MI Chapter NEC Scholarship Application

SGMP Chapter Scholarship Application

June 5-7, 2018 National Education Conference (NEC) in Norfolk, Virginia


Please address your questions with the scholarship committee chair:
Stacy Yerby at
Find application here: 


Chapter: Michigan SGMP

Deadline: March 28, 2018; 5:00 PM EST

Send Form To: Stacy Yerby at

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY                  

Eligibility for CHAPTER Members:

  •          Chapter scholarships are based on contributions to the chapter and are open to the following members:  planners, suppliers, retirees, and educators/students.  Note:  The national Rance R. Willis Planner Development Scholarships for NEC are based on the volume of meetings planned.
  •          There are additional eligibility requirements for Educator and Student Member Applicants; see below.
  1. Educator Member Applicants: Official documentation from the educational institution that the educator is currently teaching a minimum of one course in an appropriate field of study such as government affairs, the hospitality industry, or meeting planning.
  2. Student Member Applicants:  a.) Official documentation from the educational institution that the student is currently enrolled in an appropriate field of study such as government affairs, the hospitality industry, or meeting planning, and b.) Attainment of the status of junior or senior, or other program/course of study criteria verifying that the student is at least half-way through the program.
  •          Applications are not open to exhibiting suppliers.
  •          All scholarships are intended for chapter members who might not be able to attend NEC without financial assistance.
  •          Chapter members whose agency or chapter would otherwise provide full funding for them to attend are not eligible.
  •          Chapter members who have previously received a chapter scholarship may apply.  Depending on the number of applications received, their application may not be considered.
  •          Scholarships are distributed as chapter funding and budget allows, and at the discretion of the chapter board.
  •          Completed applications and all relevant committee reports will be presented to the chapter scholarship committee for final review and approval.
  •          Applications without all the necessary documents will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

Responsibilities of CHAPTER Recipients During and After the Conference:

  •          Attend all general sessions, workshops and sponsored functions during the conference.
  •          Attend the Expo Trade Show activities.  Tradeshow and Reception for planners and exhibiting suppliers only; Educational Luncheons for all attendees.
  •          Represent the chapter in a professional manner at all times while attending this conference. 
  •          Provide information about the conference experience that will be included in an article for a future chapter newsletter.  Article must be submitted to Stacy Yerby at by August 1, 2018.
  •          If the recipient cannot attend NEC, notify the scholarship committee chair and/or president and complete repayment of any advance funds received from the chapter within five (5) days of this notification.  All other pre-paid expenses will be refunded according to SGMP’s NEC refund policies.
  •          The recipients must fulfill their responsibilities.  Failure to do so will make them ineligible for future scholarships.  The committee is responsible for ensuring that those responsibilities have been met.

Instructions for CHAPTERApplications:

  •          Answer each question thoroughly; if it is not applicable, enter “N/A.”
  •          Base your responses on chapter activity for the period of January 1 – December 31, 2017.
  •          Applicant must provide a copy of the 2018 NEC CEU Verification and Certificate of Attendance form to the designated person no later than 90 days following NEC.
  •          Applicant must be on a committee at least three months in order to receive scholarship points.
  •          Applications are only accepted in electronic document sent to Stacy Yerby at and must be received by Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.
  •          Late applications will not be accepted.
  •          Please do not make your hotel and airline reservations prior to receiving notification regarding your scholarship application.
  •          After completing the scholarship selection process, the chapter will provide instructions to the recipients for making travel arrangements.
  •          All scholarship applicants will be notified of their individual results by April 9, 2018.