ESPA Scholarships

ESPA gives opportunities for deserving individuals to earn a scholarship to attend its Annual Conference – a great educational and networking opportunity.



Patrick Coit

Annual William H. Just, CAE, CMP Memorial Award CMP designates or applicants – Apply to attend the ESPA Annual Conference on a Scholarship!

The Annual William H. Just CAE, CMP Memorial Award recognizes an ESPA member who has earned their CMP certification within the last five years and remains in good standing with the association. The award was established in honor of the late William H. Just, CAE, CMP who founded ACOM (now ESPA) in 1988. Just also played a key role in the establishment of the CMP program. Bill Just embodied valuable attributes including being a visionary, incorporating creativity, professionalism and leadership into his endeavors. This award recognizes these qualities in its recipients.

ESPA members can submit an application which includes an essay on how the CMP designation has been beneficial to them, why they decided to receive this certification and details on their industry and community involvement. The winner will receive a complimentary registration to the next ESPA Annual Conference which helps to support their CMP continuing education status.

Congratulations to 2024 Bill Just Memorial Award Recipient, Patrick Coit , CMP, Manager, Destination Services, Meeting & Events, Meet Boston .

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