NEC Scholarships 2022-03-07T19:13:35-04:00

NEC Scholarships

Scholarship Recipients Help Run Sessions

The 2022 NEC Scholarship application period is now closed.

SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning offers Rance R. Willis Planner Development Scholarships to attend NEC.

SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning awards NEC scholarships to meeting planner members in order to increase planner attendance at the NEC. Increasing the number of planner members in attendance allows SGMP to improve the return on investment for our SGMP supplier and planner members through increased networking opportunities. SGMP scholarship recipients also benefit from the robust educational offerings provided at the NEC.

These scholarships were made possible from money raised during the auction that is held each year before and during NEC.

Responsibilities of Recipients During and After the 2022 NEC:

  • Must be able to attend the entire conference, beginning with Scholarship Orientation on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, 2022, and stay through the last session with the closing keynote speaker on Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2022.
  • Attend daily briefings with scholarship team.
  • Attend Sponsors Row activities.
  • Attend the Wednesday evening Sam Gilmer Awards Banquet.
  • Moderate a minimum of three breakout sessions and perform other duties as assigned by Gilmer Trustees.
  • Moderator duties include introducing speakers and providing assistance as needed; announce In/Out Session Codes, and complete/submit Moderator Session Summary Sheet.
  • Meet all deadlines provided by Gilmer Trustees and SGMP Headquarters staff.

2022 Winners

SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning announces the recipients of the Rance R. Willis Planner Development Scholarship.
Kenithia Alston, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Canden Byrd, CGMP, North Carolina Chapter
Faye Crenshaw, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Amber Ellithorpe, CGMP, Georgia Peach Chapter
Joyce Fogg, Old Dominion Chapter
Robin Pollock, CMP, Golden State Chapter
Jenifer Schimmenti, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
Brett Sterenson, NATCAP Chapter
Candi Thomas, CGMP, NATCAP Chapter
LeAnna Toups-Bennett, CGMP, Louisiana Chapter

If you have any questions, please contact the Gilmer Scholarship and Certification Trustees, Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, CGMP and Mary Robinson, CDME, CGMP, CTA.

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