Scholarship Nominations

    Annual Chapter Scholarships

    In keeping with the SMPS mission to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry, SMPS St. Louis is proud to offer a variety of financial assistance programs throughout the year. Scholarships are a member benefit. 

    Questions? Contact SMPS St. Louis' Communications Director, Courtney Dickerson  


    BUILD BUSINESS CONFERENCE

    Covers the full conference registration fee (value up to $1,199)
    Deadline: March 12, 2021

    SMPS Build Business brings together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. As a participant, you will experience your choice of never-before-seen breakout sessions, provocative keynote speakers, and plenty of networking to make priceless business contacts. 

    Build Business takes place August 4-6, 2021 as a virtual experience.  
     
    The scholarship applicant must meet the following criteria:
    • Current SMPS St. Louis Member
    • Member in good standing with one year of continuous membership in SMPS
    • Marketer, Business Developer, or Technical Professional
    •  If you meet the above criteria, but have already registered for the conference, you are still eligible for the scholarship.
    • Submit a completed application

     

    THE PINNACLE EXPERIENCE

    Covers the full conference registration fee (valued TBD)
    Deadline: March 12, 2021

    Markets are volatile. Clients are uncertain. New challenges abound. Everything about the marketer’s role seems to be in flux. The old ways of marketing may be gone. But A/E/C marketers thrive on transformation and change. The Pinnacle Experience, a thought-provoking learning and networking opportunity for senior marketing leaders allows members to collaborate, network, and exchange ideas.

    The Pinnacle Experience takes place October 4-6, 2021 in New Orleans, LA.


    The scholarship applicant must meet the following criteria:

    • Current SMPS St. Louis Member
    • Member in good standing with one year of continuous membership in SMPS
    • Senior Marketing or Business Development Leader or 10+ years of experience 
    •  If you meet the above criteria, but have already registered for the conference, you are still eligible for the scholarship.
    • Submit a completed application

     

    MISSOURI VALLEY REGIONAL CONFERENCE

    Covers the full conference registration fee (valued TBD)
    Deadline: Closed. Applications open in Fall 2021/Winter 2022

    This bi-annual regional conference focused on providing professional development opportunities for business development and marketing professionals in the A/E/C industries. The Missouri Valley Regional Conference (MVRC) targets marketing and business development professionals at all levels of their careers from entry-level to principals. Through dynamic networking and educational programs, 125+ attendees will learn successful practices and will be inspired to deliver superior results for their firms.

    MVRC takes place April 6-8, 2022 in Wichita, KS.

    The scholarship applicant must meet the following criteria:

    • Current SMPS St. Louis Member
    • Member in good standing with one year of continuous membership in SMPS
    • Senior Marketing or Business Development Leader or 10+ years of experience 
    •  If you meet the above criteria, but have already registered for the conference, you are still eligible for the scholarship.
    • Submit a completed application

       

    CPSM CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT  

    Valued at $275

    Deadline: Available year-round*

    Are you an SMPS St. Louis Member looking to expand your knowledge base? If so, consider pursuing certification. Being a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) means that you have met a rigorous standard of experience and expertise in marketing professional services. For some, that equates to career advancement or increased compensation and benefits. For everyone, this personal investment enhances your opportunity for professional success.

    The $275 reimbursement covers a one-time exam fee upon passing the exam. The applicant must meet the following criteria:

    • SMPS St. Louis members are eligible.
    • Upon passing, contact Cheryl Vancil to begin the reimbursement process.
    • *Reimbursement funds are available on a limited first come first served annual basis.


    Questions? Contact SMPS St. Louis' Education Director, Cheryl Vancil