Professional Scholarships

NECMA Foundation Scholarship Committee

Carol Bliss, CCM, CCE & Geoff Piva, CCM Co-Chairs

Professional Development Scholarship

Professional Development Scholarship Application

This scholarship was proudly established to help encourage and aims to provide funding for professional development opportunities to New England Chapter - CMAA Managers in achieving their CCM, Honor Society, CCE and MCM designations and CMI maintenance obligations. The funds awarded are to help offset the tuition expenses of attending the programs outlined. 

1) The NECMA Foundation Professional Development Scholarship is a needs based scholarship and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee, a sub-committee of the Chapter Board and then presented to the New England Chapter - CMAA Board for approval. 

2) They are awarded to the following individuals:

a) New England Chapter - CMAA members who are seeking the CCM, Honor Society, CCE or MCM designation or in need of maintenance requirements and

b) Whose club pays none or partial costs associated with achieving said designation or maintenance 

3) The application must be submitted prior to attending the class. 

4) Completed applications are to be sent to New England Chapter - CMAA, Attn: Scholarship Chairman, PO Box 832, Hampstead, NH 03841 or emailed to [email protected]

5) All applications must meet the requirements listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

6) Percentage awarded depends on if the New England Chapter - CMAA Member is seeking the CCM designation or has already achieved their designation. 

7) Scholarship recipients will be notified by the Committee in writing. 

8) Professional Development Scholarship check will be paid to the manager once proof of payment to attend the BMI, Annual Conference, LLC or other approved classes is submitted to the Scholarship Committee. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be an active New England Chapter - CMAA member for at least one full year
    • 10 Chapter credits earned during the previous year the Scholarship is being requested
      • If an individual is applying for a scholarship in a year they have already received one, an additional 10 credits must have been earned to be eligible for the second scholarship.
    • Be current with dues both New England Chapter - CMAA & CMAA
    • Have submitted prior to attending the class
    • Completed application submitted 
    • Professional resume sent with the application
    • Letter of recommendation from General Manager (or equivalent) or Current Club Member
    • One page letter stating career direction and why you may be deserving of the scholarship per the application
    • Proof of payment

    Professional Development Scholarship Committee

    Carol Bliss, CCM, CCE & Geoff Piva, CCM Co-Chairs

    Scholarships will be awarded for the following programs as a percentage of the tuition/registration fee:

    Seeking CCM CCM Achieved
    BMI Club Management 100% 50%
    BMI Leadership Principles 100% 50%
    BMI GM/COO 100% N/A
    BMI Tactical Leadership 75% 100%
    BMI Strategic Leadership 75% 100%
    BMI Food & Beverage Management 100% 50%
    BMI Golf Management 100% 50%
    BMI Sports and Recreation 100% 50%
    BMI Distance Learning Courses 100% 100%
    National Conference Registration 100% 100%
    Mid-Managers Conference Registration 100% 100%
    LLC Registration 100% 100%
    Review Conference and Exam 100%
    Proctored Exam Fee 100%
    Manager in Development 100%

    About the Scholarship

    The original David Meador Fund, now the NECMA Foundation, was created in 1975 by the New England Chapter of the CMAA with a generous donation from the Members of the Chilton Club (Boston, MA) in memory of their well-respected Club Manager, David Meador, a Member of NECMA, who passed away in 1975 while on duty at the Chilton Club.

    In November 2010, the New England Chapter of CMAA established a 501c-3 corporation named the NECMA Foundation, the general purpose of the Corporation is to foster intellectual excellence in the field of club management by securing funds from contributions to be used for educational purposes and assist students, by way of providing scholarship grants, seeking an education in the hospitality profession. The Corporation’s charitable and educational purposes are to provide educational and training opportunities for club managers and students engaged and employed in the private club and hospitality industry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

    In addition to granting Professional Development Scholarships, the NECMA Foundation grants scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in the club management profession ( more information ), grants for Student Chapter Member's registration fees to the CMAA Annual World Conference on Club Management and Annual Students Conference as well as providing funding for the New England Club Managers Association for their continuing education and professional development programs.