Beverly Laing Student Scholarship


Pictured Above: Russell Harris and Ana Carrillo recipient of this award in 2018. 

MPI Southern California Chapter
Beverly Laing Student Scholarship Fund

*Applications are now closed*

Purpose: To mentor students studying to work in the meetings industry and to support students in their journey to become a meeting professional.

MPISCC recognizes that it is important for the future of the organization to mentor, train and recruit younger members currently studying toward an ultimate goal of a career in the meetings industry.

The scholarship recipient will be awarded a one-year student membership to MPISCC and complimentary registration to all MPISCC regular monthly educational programs and events for one year (not to exceed $500). Must be used within 12 months of being awarded.

Criteria and Eligibility Requirements:

  • New or current MPISCC student member at an MPI International qualified $40 student membership rate. “Students In Transition” memberships are not eligible.

  • Currently enrolled in a college/university, trade school or certificate program with focus on meeting and event planning or hospitality management based on student qualifications of MPI International.

  • Complete and submit scholarship application, a professional resume and at least one letter of recommendation.

  • Submit with application a 500-word statement about why the scholarship would benefit them as well as explain their future plans for employment in the meetings and events or hospitality management field.

  • Must be used within 12 months of receiving the scholarship. Must attend a minimum five MPISCC programs or events in one year.

  • Submit a summary about the educational and/or networking benefits they obtained after attending each program. Summary will be submitted for a future placement in the MPISCC Blog.

  • Actively participate in an MPISCC committee of their choice for the duration of the year.

Download the Print Application

Access the Digital Application

Support the future leaders of our industry, and, keep Beverly Laing’s legacy strong by donating to the scholarship fund.

Click here to download the donation form

For information or questions, please contact Nicole Newman at newman@searchwide or Lynne Bynder at