2014 Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship
The Association of Destination Management Executives International is honored to administer this living tribute to Linda Thompson, who was such a vital part of the destination management company profession and meetings industry. She was an owner of Cappa and Graham, Inc. in San Francisco, CA and a vital force in the DMC Network.
This $1,000 scholarship is payable to an accredited college or university with event management or hospitality program. (This direct payment will ensure that the recipient does not have to pay taxes on this scholarship.)
Deadline for the 2014 Scholarship is 9 December 2013. More information about the scholarship program and application are available at http://adme.org/dmp/linda-thompson-memorial-scholarship.asp, Please note that we have extended this deadline to include the weekend!
Applications will be accepted from individuals who are preparing for a career in destination management. The length of the program may be one year or longer.
The application form should be accompanied by a letter of recommendation either by a college/university professor or a professional in the meetings industry. This letter of recommendation should verify the applicant’s:
- Commitment and ability to complete the educational program
- Experience in the meetings industry, whether volunteer or paid
- Aptitude to deal with the demands of the destination management profession.
The applicant should include a statement of at least 250 words that describes interest in the meetings industry/ destination management profession and how you would benefit from the scholarship.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of destination management professionals. The decision will be made prior to the ADMEI Annual Conference and announced there. The 2014 conference will be held in Washington, DC. The scholarship winner need not be present to accept the scholarship; should they want to participate, they will receive a complimentary registration to the ADMEI Annual Conference.
Application submission should be made electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact:
Association of Destination Management Executives International
P O Box 2307 | Dayton OH 45401-2307 | 937.586.3727