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CNCE Scholarship Application

Application Process

Winners of the Carol Norfleet Continuing Education Scholarship will be presented with up to $1000 toward their credentialing program and will be presented as a winner during the ADMEI Annual Conference Awards Gala. Candidates of the following hospitality credential programs may apply for a scholarship:

DMCP - Destination Management Certified Professional
CMP - Certified Meeting Professional
CMM - Certificate in Meeting Management
CSEP - Certified Special Events Professional
CITP - Certified Incentive Travel Professional


This Scholarship is offered annually. Applications are due each year by 1 November and are awarded in December. Proof of credentialing expense will be required.

Application Components

  • Upload CV / Resume
  • Upload letter of recommendation from industry professional holding the credential being pursued that:
    • verifies experience in hospitality industry
    • speaks to applicant's commitment and ability to complete the certification program
    • speaks to applicant's ability to deal with the demands of the hospitality industry profession
  • Upload essay (minimum of 250 words) covering the following topics*:
    • explanation of why you are pursing the certification
    • explanation of knowledge or experience in the hospitality field
    • career goals and aspirations
    • how you used this past year for volunteerism
    • where do you see events going in the next 5 years?  (possible topics could include technology, sustainability, DEI, event design, or topic of your choice.)

*Creativity in the presentation of your essay is encouraged!

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