A Guide to The Club Foundation Scholarships

The Club Foundation currently has five scholarship opportunities available to either students pursuing a career in the club industry or current club managers already building their career. Below is a quick guide to learn about what is available. Which one will you apply for?

Joe Perdue Scholarship – Due May 1

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The Joe Perdue Scholarship is for undergraduate students pursuing a managerial career in the club industry.

 Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate student;
  • Currently enrolled for full upcoming academic year at a 4-year institution;
  • Completed Freshman year;
  • Maintains a minimum grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

Awards:

  • $2,500 per recipient;
  • To date, 188 recipients totaling more than $330,000.

Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship – Due September 1

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The Sally Burns Rambo Scholarship is for female club managers interested in professional development.

 Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Female;
  • Current CMAA member;
  • Minimum three years of Professional Membership with CMAA at the application deadline.

Awards:

  • Recipient receives the tuition costs and up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel expenses to attend their choice of one Business Management Institute course.
  • To date, 13 recipients totaling more than $45,000.

James B. Singerling Scholarship – Due September 1

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The James B. Singerling Scholarship is for first-time attendees at the CMAA World Conference on Club Management.

 Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Current CMAA member;
  • Never attended CMAA World Conference as a Professional (student attendance is okay).

Awards:

  • Recipient receives a Full Registration and up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel expenses to attend the upcoming year’s CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo.
  • To date, four recipients totaling $8,500.

Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship – Due to the chapter for nomination by November 1, Due to CF with a chapter letter of support by December 1

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The Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship is for assistant managers pursuing the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation. This application requires a letter of support from a Chapter Officer.

 Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Current CMAA member;
  • Assistant Manager;
  • Committed to a career in the club industry;
  • Actively pursuing the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation;
  • Have at least one Business Management Institute course remaining;
  • Nominated by a CMAA chapter.

Awards:

*Note: Travel, lodging and meals expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.

  • To date, 54 recipients totaling more than $200,000 that has been paid.

Applications are due to the chapter for nomination by November 1 and to the Foundation with the chapter’s letter of support by December 1.

LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship – Due December 1

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The LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship is for seasoned industry professionals that take an active role in mentoring.

 Applicant eligibility requirements:

  • Current CMAA member;
  • 10 years of club management/supervisory experience;
  • Serves as the top executive at their club;
  • Takes an active role in mentoring.

Awards:

  • Recipients receive the tuition costs and up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel expenses to attend their choice of one elective-level BMI course. A second mentoring portion gives them funds to be used for their mentee for either CMAA dues (both national and chapter), or to attend CMAA World Conference or Leadership/Legislative Conference.
  • To date, six recipients totaling more than $25,000.

All Club Foundation Scholarship applications are evaluated and recipients are selected by the Club Foundation Allocation Committee. This committee is made up of club managers from across the country. Applications are not evaluated by Foundation staff. The number of recipients selected per scholarship each year is based on where the natural break in scoring occurs after all applications are evaluated.

Please note that the requirements and deadline dates listed above are as of 9/1/2015. From time to time, the Allocation Committee evaluates these requirements to assure that the needs of the industry are being met and makes changes where appropriate. If you have any questions regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact Nichole Rhodes.

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