Build Business Scholarship

SMPS St. Louis is offering a scholarship to help pay your way to the SMPS National Conference, “Build Business” being held August 12 – 14 in Austin, TX.

This scholarship is available to members only, and covers the full conference registration fee (a $949 value). You must be a member in good standing with one year of continuous membership in SMPS to be eligible. (If you meet the above criteria, but have already registered for the conference, you are still eligible for the scholarship.)

How to Apply:
Applications are due Thursday, October 31, 2019 and must be submitted in PDF format via email to

Requirements are as follows:
Provide a letter from your supervisor supporting your attendance at Build Business 2020 in Austin, TX August 12 – 14, 2020, should you be the scholarship recipient.

Responses to the following questions (limit to one page total):

  • How has SMPS benefitted you professionally and personally?
  • What do you hope to gain by attending Build Business?
  • Summarize your involvement in SMPS St. Louis and activities to date.

Provide a statement of commitment to work with the chapter to share your experience at Build Business with other members by speaking briefly at a chapter event, writing an article for the chapter newsletter, or some other mutually agreed upon method, to be determined jointly by the chapter board and the scholarship recipient.

Eligibility Requirements:
Member in good standing with a minimum of one year continuous membership in SMPS.
Current board members are not eligible.

What is covered:
100% of registration fee for Build Business. Travel expenses, hotel, meals, etc. are not covered.

Application Deadline & Review:
All applications received by the Thursday, October 31 deadline will be reviewed by the chapter Executive Committee and a recommendation will be made to the board of directors. Upon approval, the scholarship recipient will be notified and the scholarship will be awarded in November.

Contact Courtney Kinamore

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