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IAEE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

The IAEE DE&I Scholarship was established by IAEE member Rochelle Richardson, CEM. Rochelle is passionate about setting children up for success. “There is a real need for creating opportunities for children who are just one step away from success.” The purpose of the scholarship is to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. The scholarship includes up to $2,500 in tuition assistance.

NOTE: Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications will open again in the spring of 2024.

Donate to the IAEE DE&I Scholarship Fund

All donations are made through the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).  The CEIR Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Foundation may be deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor.


The 2023 IAEE DE&I Scholarship recipient is:

Jahi McGregor

Wiregrass Ranch High School

*Accepted to attend Howard University