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Student Scholarship Program

The Florida Festivals & Events Association is proud to present the Harvey Franklin Campbell Student Scholarship Award. The Scholarship will provide current students at Florida based Universities who are studying in an event management related program with the opportunity to attend the FFEA Annual Convention & Tradeshow, August 20-22, 2019 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort & Golf Club in Naples, FL.

The students selected to receive this conference scholarship have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about the variety of careers available in the events industry
  • Attend informative presentations concerning current issues in event industry
  • Engage in discussions and network with event professionals from throughout the state
  • Participate in professional development workshops and numerous educational sessions

Scholarship Includes

  1. Lodging at FFEA's conference hotel
  2. Conference registration fee, which includes over 40 educational sessions, Tradeshow with 70 exhibitors and Live Entertainment Showcases
  3. Complimentary ticket to the awards luncheon
  4. A complimentary 1-year student membership in FFEA
*Recipients will be responsible for meals other than those included in conference registration, transportation to and from the hotel, and personal expenses. If additional funds become available, FFEA reserves the right to add additional scholarships for students which may include single day registration only or full registration without lodging.

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must be enrolled in a FL based accredited institution of higher learning at the time of application. An official transcript or degree audit must accompany the application.
  2. Applicant must include a resume including any event related paid or volunteer experience.
  3. Applicant must provide a VIDEO response to the following (2 minutes or less): Describe how you believe that your attendance at this conference will contribute to your future career in the event industry.
  4. Applicant must provide a response to each of the following (1,000 characters of less per question):
  • Explain your interest in attending this conference.
  • Describe your involvement (if any) with special events and festivals to date or why you might want to become involved with FFEA.
  • Describe your future career goals.

Dates & Deadlines

Application Submission Deadline: April 14th at 11:59pm
Notification of Award Status: Week of April 29th
Winner Questionnaire Responses Due: May 20th
Convention & Tradeshow: August 20-22 at Naples Grande Beach Resort
*Winners must be present during all conference dates

“The FFEA Conference has exceeded my expectations, and will always be remembered as one of the most accomplished moments throughout my student education. I have gotten more out of the educational sessions than I ever knew could apply towards my performance as a student. I have met so many wonderful professionals who all welcomed me with guidance and encouragement as I approach my final year of school.”

Elliott Simon, University of Central Florida - 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Award Recipients

Shelby Buchanan
Senior, University of Florida
Tourism, Event and Recreation Management
Samantha Colmenero
Senior, University of Florida
Tourism, Event and Recreation Management
Giovana Perez-Oliveras
Senior, University of Florida
Tourism, Event and Recreation Management
Joy Truex
Graduate, University of Florida
Tourism, Recreation, and Event Management
Caitlin Corbett
Senior, Florida Gulf Coast University
Event Management
Justin Lee
Junior, Florida State University
Hospitality Management and Tourism
Peter Rand
Senior, Florida Atlantic University
Communications and Hospitality Management
Lauren Lewis
Junior, Florida State University
Recreation, Tourism and Events
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