AENC Scholarship Program

2016-2017 Scholarship Opportunities

The AENC scholarship program is supported by funding raised during the AENC Annual Meeting Silent Auction. AENC offers the following scholarships:

Project Designation Scholarship

This scholarship awards an individual up to $1,000 towards earning the CAE, CMP or other industry related designation.

Rising Star Scholarship

This scholarship awards up to $1,000 to an individual who has been in the association profession five years or less, and can be used for any association management related professional development program.

Operation Annual Meeting

In order to encourage professional development, this scholarship provides one association management professional with key expenses to attend the 2016 AENC Annual Meeting, including registration, a $50 gas card, and a one night stay at the host hotel.

Raleigh Dingman Scholarship

This scholarship awards $1,500 to be used towards tuition for the first year at the Institute for Organization Management, administered by the US Chamber of Commerce.

Mary K. Doherty Scholarship (AENC Professional Development Scholarship)

This scholarship awards up to $1,000 to be used towards industry related professional development. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • be a current member of AENC,
  • complete the application in its entirety,
  • email your resume, CV or LinkedIn profile to office@aencnet.org,

In addition:

  • Affiliate members may apply for all scholarships except the Operation Annual Meeting scholarship.
  • Applicants may receive a maximum of one scholarship in the year under consideration.
  • 2016-2017 AENC Board Members and 2016-2017 Scholarship & Awards Committee members are ineligible for scholarships.
  • Individuals who received scholarships within the past three years (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016) are ineligible for scholarship consideration.

Guidelines for Scholarship Recipients

  • Scholarships are non-transferable. Funding must be used, and receipts submitted to AENC, by August 31, 2017.
  • Scholarship funds may not be used for programs attended prior to September 1, 2016.
  • Scholarship funds will be released
    • Prior to the event in question, upon submission of the required request form with the event registration form, OR
    • After the event in question, upon submission of approved expense receipts incurred through attendance at the event.
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced at the AENC Membership Luncheon in October 2016.

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Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Scholarship winners!

Holly Currie FirstPoint Management Resources Rising Star Scholarship
Rena Todd Independent Insurance Agents of NC Rising Star Scholarship
Debra Bickford IMI Association Executives Project Designation Scholarship
Meghan Killela, SMMCP NC Automobile Dealers Association Project Designation Scholarship
Kelly Coggins NC Rural Water Association Operation Annual Meeting Award
Beth Denny, CMP FirstPoint Management Resources Operation Annual Meeting Award
Tammy Everett, CMP North Carolina Defense Business Association Operation Annual Meeting Award
Erin Mallis American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association Operation Annual Meeting Award
Emily Nail, CUDE, MBA Cooperative Council of North Carolina Operation Annual Meeting Award
W. Seth Palmer NC REALTORS® Operation Annual Meeting Award
Carla Sims Carolinas Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association Operation Annual Meeting Award

 

 

"I was very excited to receive a scholarship from AENC! It has been a goal of mine for several years now to apply for the CMM (Certified Meeting Manager). This certification will confirm to others that I have the expertise and experience needed to help guide our association competently and strategically into the future. Applying for the scholarship was an easy process and definitely worth the time. Thank you, AENC, for this wonderful opportunity!"

Ginny Fountain
Winner, AENC 2014-15 Project Designation Award