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Applications are Open for the Mark Henry Scholarship

Mark Henry was a friend to many in the meetings industry. He was a long time GMC member and a wonderful volunteer leader. Sadly, he passed away in December 2017. To honor his legacy, GMC PCMA has created the Mark Henry Scholarship, the purpose of which is to help members new to the industry (10 or less years) fund the costs of meeting registration and other meetings related expenses, so they can attend, experience and participate in our industry events. 

Award Available:

2-year membership (2023 -2025) – 50 availableThe PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter is excited to announce a new campaign in conjunction with the Mark Henry Scholarship fund! Mark was very passionate about getting professionals involved in the industry and volunteerism, especially our emerging leaders. In that vein, we will be awarding 50 applicants with a complimentary 2-year PCMA membership starting Jan 1, 2023, through December 31, 2024.

The application process will continue to be open to anyone who would like to apply but we will also be working on recruiting applicants among hospitality management and other entities that may have larger amounts of emerging leaders that are not always funded for membership.

The memberships will be awarded to eligible candidates in a first come, first served basis. The application will be open starting October 19th and close December 10th or will complete early if spots are filled before. For even distribution, we will initially limit the number of awardees per organization to 10. Exceptions may apply depending on applicant demand.

As a requirement of the program, we ask that as a new member the awardee get involved in volunteerism in the PCMA GMC chapter for the 2-year membership. In the application, it will ask for the committee of interest, and we hope that all will organizations support that involvement.

This program is eligible to industry professionals located in the following GMC Member states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin or to professionals that have a home office or would like to claim GMC as their primary chapter.

All awardees will be contacted by Friday, December 15th at the latest.


If you have any questions please contact [email protected]


Jacky ListonApplications are Open for the Mark Henry Scholarship