Zone 8 YPI Grant Guidelines and Application

Zone 8 YP Grant

Sponsored in part by the YP West

Alaska, California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington

Rules and Guidelines

These grants are designed to enable Young Professionals in the fair industry to attend the 2024 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention in Phoenix, AZ, December 1 – December 4, 2024. This grant will be awarded to a recipient in each state/province of this Zone. The grants will provide up to $500 towards each recipient’s trip for expenses including hotel and travel costs. Convention registration will be paid for by the IAFE. Recipients will be asked to give a brief report on their experience of the convention (up to that point) at the Zone 8 meeting during the Convention. *A copy of paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the Convention for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Grant to be awarded in 2023

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Must be less than 40 years of age and more than 21 years of age by the first day of the IAFE Convention (December 1, 2024)
  2. Must have never attended the IAFE Convention or have not attended in three or more years
  3. Must be from a fair that is in Zone 8 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  4. Fair representing the nominee must be a current member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  5. Grants are not transferable
  6. Funds received are for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention. Any unused funds will return to the Zone for general use
  7. *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE, after the event, for reimbursement. Expenses include lodging, air travel, vehicle rental, mileage for personal vehicles (at the federal reimbursement rate). Lodging and other rental(s) require the name of the grant recipients be identified on the manifest/rental agreement(s)

Procedure

  1. Applications due by August 31. (See below)
  2. Provide a letter, from the organizations CEO. Board President, supporting applicants’ participation in the IAFE Annual Conference

Judging

  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to members of the grant selection committee and will be given “blind judging”
  2. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application, individually, and on its own merit, assigning a score to the individual application
  3. Applicants will be “blind” when delivered to members of the scholarship selection committee and will be given “blind judging”
  4. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge reviews each application individually and on its own merit, assigning a score to that individual application.

Criteria

  1. Evidence of leadership & involvement – 3 points
  2. Service to community and fair – 2 points
  3. Outstanding character – 2 points
  4. Essay – 5 points
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