Mid-America CMAA Grants and Scholarships
Richard Aubin Memorial Grant Program
The Richard Aubin Memorial Grant Program has been established in honor of Richard "Dick" Aubin, CFE, CCM, who joined the Mid-America Chapter in January 1963 and served as President in 1970. Mr. Aubin began his career in club management at the Officer's Club at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and eventually moved to the Kansas City area where he managed Tomahawk Golf Club, Hillcrest Country Club, Rockhill Tennis Club and The Carriage Club. He became extremely active with both the local Chapter and the national association of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA). He mentored many young managers and counseled the most experienced managers. Dick hosted many Chapter meetings and attended more than 40 National conferences. He earned his CCM and was a member of the National Honor Society as well as many National committees. He served as a National Director for CMAA for three years from 1977-1979 and a member of the CMAA task force that introduced the Expo to the National conference. Dick Aubin was a true leader in the hospitality industry.
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Mid-America Chapter CMAA Manager Grant Program
The Chapter Manager Grant Program is designed for ‘engaged’ managers who require assistance in joining the CMAA or, pursuing an educational opportunity to further their career. It is specifically designed for a manger that does not otherwise qualify for a chapter scholarship award or for an educational offering that does not qualify for a chapter scholarship award.
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The Club Foundation Scholarship Opportunities
The Club Foundation was created in 1988 as the only 501(c)3 organization focused solely on the club industry. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career. Therefore, The Club Foundation provides dollars for the following five key areas: 1) Students 2) Faculty 3) Club Managers 4) CMAA Chapters 5) Industry at Large. The Club Foundation has a donor base of constituents that seek to further the knowledge and skills of those individuals that lead country clubs, yacht clubs, city clubs, and more. Click here to apply
Mid-America Chapter CMAA Student Scholarship Application
The Mid-America Chapter of the CMAA is dedicated to the future of the club management industry. The Chapter strives to promote the status of private clubs and the club management profession within the community by awarding scholarships to college students employed at member clubs, or actively seeking a degree within the food and beverage industry. Students interested in pursuing club management as their profession upon completion of their college coursework are given special consideration in awarding of scholarships.
The Mid-America Chapter will award up to $1,500 in scholarship grants in the fiscal year 2021, based upon the merit of applications. Scholarship awards will be made at the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The scholarship amount will be submitted directly to the Registrar at the college or university the recipient attends.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Individuals employed at a member club, and who are actively pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply. These applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours and possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.
Individuals who may or may not be employed at a member club, and are actively pursuing a degree in hospitality at an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply as well. These applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours and possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.
Scholarships will be awarded based on combination of merit and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students interested in pursuing a career in club management.
Thank you in advance for your participation, as we will be anticipating many applications. Through our combined efforts, we can help several individuals achieve their collegiate and professional goals.
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