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2016 Professional Development Scholarships

Apply by September 30

The Visit Baltimore Foundation wants to fund your continuing education and empower our tourism community!

Professional Development Scholarships up to $2,000 each are available. Individuals looking to enter and/or currently working within Baltimore's meetings and tourism industry and pursing any number of special certification(s), product knowledge and/or professional training are encouraged to apply. Eligible activities and programs include (but are not limited to):

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Professional Certification Programs

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

National Restaurant Association Professional Certification Programs (ManageFirst, ServSafe)

Other relevant continuing education courses or dedicated job-focused training in Business, Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel, Tourism or Non-Profit Management pending sufficient clarification and connection to Baltimore's meetings and tourism industry in the application form.

Scholarship dollars are also available for employees of Baltimore's non-profit cultural/heritage tourism community to attend educational conferences and/or workshopsas long as that individuals' participation can be demonstrated as strengthening the capacity of local organizations to attract and serve visitors.Additional eligibility restrictions may apply.

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All applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2016


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