SCSAE Scholarship Program

Since 1998, the SCSAE Education Fund has provided over 70 scholarships to our members, totaling more than $85,000 and we are once again pleased to assist in your continuing education efforts through our scholarship program. Please note the criteria below that will be used to determine the scholarship recipients. These guidelines have been approved by the SCSAE Board of Directors and will govern the decisions of the Scholarship Committee.

The deadline for applications is March 2, 2018. To submit your application online, please click the form below. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

SCSAE Scholarship Application Form


SCSAE sponsored continuing education programs have top priority for any available funds. The board, upon a majority vote, may allocate scholarship funds to cover expenses related to SCSAE sponsored programs. No prior committee approval is required for the expenditure of funds for SCSAE-sponsored programs.

In selecting SCSAE Education Fund Scholarship recipients, the Scholarship Committee will consider the following:

Applicant’s participation in SCSAE activities

  • One year minimum membership
  • Attendance at Society activities
  • Participation in Society seminars or education programs

Applicant’s contribution to their association and/or company

  • Developed innovative programs
  • Participation in employer’s professional development programs

Applicant’s history of receiving scholarships

  • SCSAE Scholarship
  • Other association management scholarships

Applicant’s demonstration of financial need for scholarship


The South Carolina Society of Association Executives Scholarship Committee will consider requests for scholarship assistance for:

Other eligible programs include:

  • The Institute for Organizational Management
  • Preparation for the CAE or CMP designations
  • Association management seminars or workshops
  • SCSAE annual conference and continuing education programs
  • First-time attendance for the ASAE annual convention or initial scholarship request for attendance to the ASAE annual convention.

The registration fee for prior attendees for ASAE annual convention when related to CAE renewal or preparation.

Any other program deemed appropriate by the committee, with prior approval from the board.


Our associate members are valuable assets to SCSAE and their continuing education is important. The Committee may allocate up to $1,000 in scholarships for associate members who are seeking certification in meetings management or another bona fide program.

SCSAE is not required to award any scholarship in any given year.

Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship

The South Carolina Society of Association Executives is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2018 sites. The two scholarships, available to our members, will be awarded to students attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships.

For over 95 years, Institute has educated association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders across the country through its national program, highly rated curriculum and high caliber instructors. Thousands of executives have attended Institute sites across the country to strengthen their management skills, learn industry best practices, and gain a broad national perspective from peers.  Institute has helped them build stronger organizations, become stronger business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you will earn points towards your CCE or CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the bodies of knowledge of both the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Upon completion of the Institute program, graduates receive the IOM recognition which allows them to use the letters “IOM” in public mention and professional correspondence.  The IOM recognition signifies the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and commitment to the industry.

If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, contact Andi Rawl at (803) 888-6879 by March 20th

Early registration deadline for Midwest and Southeast Institute is April 20th.

Early registration deadline for West and Northeast Institute is May 25th

For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute Web site and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.

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