Scholarships

The following scholarship is available for 2019 Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh, PA

Convening Leaders Global Scholarship

Opens July 30, 2018  |  Application Deadline: October 7, 2018


  • (10) Member AND Non-Members outside North America (Canada, Mexico, United States)
  • Application opens 30 July, deadline is 7 October
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What is included?

  • Complimentary registration, up to four (4) nights of housing and an airfare reimbursement of up to $1,000 USD, per scholarship recipient, for Convening Leaders, January 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA

Foundation All Access Pass Professional Scholarships

Application Closed on August 24, 2018


Who is eligible? 

  • Up to ten (10) Business Event Professionals
    • Both members and non-members of PCMA are eligible
  • Applications will be evaluated based on answers to the application questions

What is included?

  • Complimentary registration to 2019 PCMA Education Conference in Pittsburg, PA
  • Complimentary housing accommodations for three (3) nights at Convening Leaders
  • Complimentary access for one year to PCMA Premium Content Subscription
  • Complimentary access to Business Event Bootcamp, leading-edge online training

Deborah Sexton Education Scholarship

Application Closed on August 24, 2018


Who is eligible? 

  • This scholarship will be awarded to one (1) individual each year with at least 3 years of career experience in the business events industry.

What is included?

  • Continuing education and travel stipend of $7,500
  • Complimentary registration, roundtrip airfare, and 3 nights housing at PCMA Convening Leaders (2019)
  • One-on-one coaching opportunity with Deborah Sexton
  • One-day shadowing opportunity with the PCMA events team at PCMA Convening Leaders (2019)
  • Complimentary registration for PCMA Education Conference (2019)
    PCMA membership for three years
  • One-year access to PCMA Premium Content Subscription
  • Subscription to PCMA Business Events Bootcamp
  • Access to PCMA’s Ascent initiative resources

Convening Leaders Faculty Scholarship

Application Closed on August 24, 2018


Who is eligible? 

  • Up to eight (8) Faculty (do not need to be a PCMA Member)
  • Must be currently teaching at least 2 classes per semester; currently teaching at least 1 class per quarter; OR currently teaching at least 4 classes in the past academic year
  • Scholarships are awarded based on need and for individuals whose academic institutions do not provide monetary support for conference attendance
  • Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and answers to the application questions with consideration given to faculty who are current PCMA members; actively involved with a PCMA student chapter; or are accompanying student(s) to Convening Leaders.
  • Applications open July 30, 2018; Deadline to submit August 20, 2018

What is included?

  • Complimentary registration to 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh
    Complimentary housing accommodations for up to three (3) nights at Convening Leaders
  • Domestic or international round trip economy class airfare to Pittsburgh

Medical Professional Scholarships

The PCMA Education Foundation and Visit Houston present the Medical Business Event Professional Scholarships.

Application Closed on August 24, 2018


  • Up to five (5) Medical Business Events Professionals seeking to engage with PCMA
  • Open to both members & non-members
  • Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and answers to the application questions
  • Recipients may also be invited to attend other optional hosted activities with PCMA Education Foundation and Visit Houston

What is included?

  • Complimentary registration to Convening Leaders 2019 in Pittsburgh
  • Complimentary housing accommodations for three (3) nights at Convening Leaders
  • Complimentary PCMA membership for one year, beginning in January 201 9
  • Complimentary access to Business Event Bootcamp, leading-edge online training