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IAEE Now Accepting 2016 Helen Brett Scholarship Applications

May 2, 2016

DALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has opened the application process for the Helen Brett Scholarship awards in 2016. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college-level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support.

The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are enrolled in a four-year degree program with a focus on the study of exhibition and event management. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. If within a hospitality program, the focus of study should be the exhibitions and events industry as determined by the review of the submitted official transcripts.

“The industry has taken a very progressive turn in its evolution at the collegiate level,” noted IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “As we continue to define our niche among college students, the Helen Brett Scholarship provides a great opportunity to attract the best and brightest entry level professionals.”

The Helen Brett Scholarship includes:

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition assistance
  • Consideration for potential candidates to have an internship experience at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited college, university or junior college
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program focusing on exhibition/event management
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average on 4.0 scale
  • Completed Helen Brett Scholarship Application
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation by faculty and/or from exhibition industry leader
  • Transcript
  • One page essay submission (500-1,000 words) on an explanation of goals and desired roles in the exhibitions and events industry

All paperwork must be received at the IAEE office by 1 June 2016. Send application and supporting materials to:

IAEE
c/o Helen Brett Scholarship Committee
12700 Park Central Drive
Suite 308
Dallas, Texas 75251 USA

Further questions about the Helen Brett Scholarship may be directed to pjohnston@iaee.com.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely, and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.

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