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IAEE DE&I Scholarship

IAEE DE&I Scholarship was created with the future of exhibitions and events in mind to reach students in underserved communities in the U.S. The scholarship has the potential to create opportunities and introduce individuals to an industry that can transform their future.


The application process is online.  Once you begin the process, you must complete the application in its entirety. You will not be able to save the application and get back in to complete.

Required Information/Documents:

  • Proof of combined family income of less than $120,000 (combined parents and student)
  •  Completed scholarship application (online form)
  •  High school-issued official transcript (upload)
  •  Acceptance letter in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, junior or technical college with a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management.
  •  Essay submission (online form)
  • Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers or high school counselor that note this scholarship or a general To Whom It May Concern (upload)
  •  Resume (upload). Must include:
    • List your extra-curricular activities, both in and out of school, and the years of participation.
    • List positions of leadership you have held, both in and out of school (e.g. Community Groups, Service Organizations, Philanthropy).
    • List awards and honors you have received in both academic and extra-curricular activities.
    • List work experience (paid or voluntary). Include the job title, the average number of hours worked per week, and the dates of employment.

    *Required Information/Documents

    Contact Information

    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Permanent Address Information

    Home Address*



    Zip/Postal Code*


    Personal Email*

    Personal Phone*

    High School Name (enter N/A for fields in this section if you are currently enrolled in an accredited College/University/Junior or Technical College)*

    School Address*



    Zip/Postal Code*


    School Email*

    School Phone*

    Anticipated High School Graduation Date*

    Overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale)*

    Name and Address of College or University:*

    School Address*



    Zip/Postal Code*


    Date to begin coursework:*


    Provide an essay (500-1,000 words) answering the following question:*

    IAEE DE&I Scholarship is awarded to individual(s) who have been accepted to a two-year or four-year college-level education program with the end goal of graduating and focusing their career in this field. Why do you think you should be considered for this scholarship and in what ways do you meet these eligibility criteria? Be sure and describe your career goals and what areas of exhibition or event management you would like to specialize in.

    Required Documents

    Note: Documents must be 3mb or less.


    Acceptance Letter*


    Recommendation Letter #1*

    Recommendation Letter #2*

    Proof of combined family income of less than $120,000*

    Refer to the DE&I Scholarship Application Checklist above for required documents.

    Note: Your application will not be considered without proper documentation.