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Professional Development Grant Guidelines



The Chicago Area Chapter of MPI offers professional development grants to members to attend a variety of chapter educational events throughout the year.


Application Guidelines:

1)    Eligibility is limited to active Chicago Area Chapter members in good standing (i.e. dues paid in full.)
2)    The applicant demonstrates financial need.
3)    The recipient must agree to become an active member of a committee within two months of receiving the grant.
4)    The application form must be received by the deadline.
5)    The grants are determined by the Grant Selection Sub-Committee.
6)    Grant recipients may not be awarded another grant (membership or education) within one year of the event date for which the education grant was awarded.

Deadlines and Details:

Unless stated otherwise, the grant amounts cover the registration fees only.


Grant Application Deadline

Number of Grants Awarded
Signature Luncheon - November 4, 2017 2 Professional Members
NEXT '18 - February 28, 2018 4 Professional Members
CMP Certification - March 15th
*Includes application submission fee and exam fee
(does not include study material)
1 Professional Member
CMP Recertification - March 15th
*Includes recertification fee.
1 Professional Member
MPI WEC 2017 - March 15
Planner $899
Supplier $999
1 Professional Member
Spring Education - April 15th 2 Professional Members


Although the chapter has funds allocated to support the grants, grants may not be awarded at the full value and all grants may not be awarded during a year. The Grant Selection Committee will make all decisions regarding the awards and will notify applicants of the status three weeks following the application deadline.


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