Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline for 2019 Scholarship 1 December 2018

Applications will be accepted from individuals who are preparing for a career in destination management.  The length of the program may be one year or longer. Two scholarships may be awarded:  one to a North American student and one to a global student.

To submit your scholarship application, please complete the 2019 Linda Thompson Scholarship Application.  You will need to have a letter of recommendation either by a college/university professor or a professional in the meetings industry.  This letter of recommendation should verify your:

  • Commitment and ability to complete the educational program
  • Experience in the event management industry, whether volunteer or paid
  • Aptitude to deal with the demands of the destination management profession.

The applicant should include a statement of at least 250 words that describes interest in the event management industry/ destination management profession and how you would benefit from the scholarship.  All documents should be in English, please.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee of destination management professionals.  The decision will be made prior to the ADMEI Annual Conference and announced there.  The 2019 conference will be held in Houston, TX USA.  The scholarship winner need not be present to accept the scholarship.

Application submission should be made electronically.  The application form is savable in Acrobat Reader.  Please include your last name in the file name and send the application, letter of recommendation and  any other supporting documentation in one email addressed to