MPI Southern California Beverly Laing Scholarship

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 InterCom.

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



  1. Professional Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Submit 500-word statement about why the scholarship would benefit you as a young professional and your future plans for a career in the meetings and/or hospitality management field