Tuesday, August 29, 2017

August special edition: Convention scholarships and an opportunity for Zone 8 members

Zone 8: Join the YPI Steering Committee

Apply by Sept. 7

Are you, or do you know, a wonderful IAFE member age 40 and under from Alaska, California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, British Columbia, Oregon, or Washington (Zone 8)? We're looking for a young professional in the fair industry to join the YPI Steering Committee for a term through December 2018! Hurry - the deadline to apply is next Thursday, September 7!
IAFE Convention Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching
Apply by Aug. 31

Scholarships are available to folks involved at member fairs who would like to attend the annual IAFE Convention and Trade Show. Below are the available scholarships with a small description. Applications are due August 31, 2017.

YPI Convention Scholarships by Zone
Young professionals age 40 and under are eligible to apply for scholarships available from each Zone. Scroll down for more information and application links:
First-time Convention attendee scholarships
You haven't been to the IAFE Convention before? Now's your time to go - and save! There are scholarships for first-timers (below), AND any new Fair joining the IAFE in 2017 gets free attendee registration! Take advantage of these offers and mark your calendar today. 

Institute of Fair Management (IFM) Course Enrollee Scholarships: 

Are you enrolled in the Institute of Fair Management? You're eligible to apply for the $17,000 in scholarships that are available. These funds can help cover your IFM tuition, attendance at the IAFE Convention, or at the Institute Summit. Hurry - the deadline to apply is Aug. 31!

Be a Rising Star!
Apply by Aug. 31
One of the goals of the YPI was to create a “Rising Star Award” to recognize leadership and industry contributions of IAFE members, age 40 and younger. Nominate an outstanding young person leading the way in the IAFE. A Rising Star recipient will be honored at the IAFE Convention. Nominations are due by August 31, 2017.

For more information and to submit your nomination, visit: 


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