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Scholarship – Academic

Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship

ADMEI administers an annual academic scholarship as a living tribute to Linda Thompson, who was a vital part of the Destination Management Company (DMC) profession.

Up to two $2500 scholarships are awarded annually to hospitality students pursuing a career in the DMC industry.   The application process runs from 1 November - 31 October each year.    The scholarship is announced in December along with an invitation for the winner(s) to attend the ADMEI Annual Conference along with hotel and airfare assistance (typically held the following February).

Hospitality majors ... apply today!


$2500 Academic Scholarship

Linda Thompson

Linda Thompson was the owner of Cappa and Graham, Inc. in San Francisco, CA and was a driving force in the development of the DMC Network.  Linda dedicated herself to mentoring young professionals and raising the level of excellence in the DMC industry.

Not only did Linda run a successful DMC, she also advanced the industry by promoting educational programs and professional certifications.   In addition, she was ahead of her time in the sustainability movement and incorporated environmentally ethical and “green” initiatives into her work.

The Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship (LTMS) takes her leadership, positive spirit, and passion for the DMC industry and transcends it to a deserved student looking to pursue a degree in the hospitality field.

Please donate to the Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship fund.

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