2019 Annual Conference Scholarship Application 

  • Deadline for scholarship application is September 27, 2019
  • Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements
  • Recipients will be notified by October 1, 2019
  • If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Helen Horner at

Purpose: The AEM Annual Conference Scholarship is a way for the Association and our industry to grow opportunities in all demographics including gender, race/ethnicity and age. With more than 500 attendees, the AEM Annual Conference is a premier place to network and build lasting relationships.

Award Criteria (only need to meet one to be eligible):

  • Women in the industry
  • Future leaders under 40
  • Multicultural

*Awarded to people who have never attended with their current company /or whose company has not attended the conference in the past 3 years.

Full Scholarship:

Awarded to people who have never attended and/or whose company has not attended the conference in the past 3 years.

  • Conference registration: $1,590
  • $500 credit for airfare
  • Three nights hotel stay, with a value of roughly: $1,019

Partial Scholarship:

Awarded to people whose companies have three or more paid registrants, thus allowing them to expand company representation by one more individual.

  • Conference registration: $1,590

*Chosen applicants may be required to briefly participate in the opening of the conference.

Selection Process:

  • Company leadership should nominate candidates that match the defined criteria (female, under 40, diverse in race/ethnicity) to Helen Horner at
  • Candidates may also self-nominate
  • The Annual Conference Team, AEM Senior Leadership and the AEM Membership Team will review applications.
  • Priority will be given to those that submitted first.
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Agree to actively engaged in the conference?*

Please briefly answer each of the following:

Why are you applying for the AEM Annual Conference Scholarship?*
How are you engaged within your organization as well as outside of your organization?*
How did you get involved in this industry, and what do you most enjoy about it?*
List and explain three visions you have for the industry in the next 10 years*