National SGMP Scholarship Opportunities

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals provides national scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Please check back for updated information.

2019 Rance R. Willis Planner Development NEC Scholarship

SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning offers scholarships for planner members to attend the National Education Conference (NEC). Applications are now being accepted, and the deadline to apply is December 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. ET. We recommend reading the entire introduction to the application before submitting your application for best results.


  • These scholarships are intended for planner members who would not be able to attend the NEC without financial assistance.
  • Planners whose agency or chapter would otherwise provide full funding for them to attend are not eligible.
  • Applications are evaluated on the volume of meeting planning experience, not on activity in SGMP.
  • Applicants who have never attended the NEC will be given preference.

Applicants who have received a NEC Scholarship in the last three years may apply; however, preference will be given to first time applicants.

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Chapter Scholarship Opportunities

The Rocky Mountain Chapter provides many scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Please check back for updated information.

2019 SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter Fall Education Conference

SGMP Rocky Mountain is excited to announce that Breckendridge, CO will be the host of the 2019 SGMP Rocky Mountain Fall Education Conference! The event will be held on October 2-4, 2019, at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center. Click here to learn more about the conference!

The SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter will offer scholarships to Planner Members who are interested in attending the 2019 Fall Education Conference but are unable to pay to attend.  Scholarship details will be updated closer to the conference dates. Please check back for more information or contact Stephanie Scharfenberg at