Joe Perdue Bursaries

The 2024 Joe Perdue Bursaries are open to applicants today!

The two Bursaries will be awarded to cover the costs of attending the CMAA World Conference in Las Vegas on 4-8 March 2024 and to attend MDP 3 Strategy and Leadership in either 2024 or 2025. These awards are open to all members of CMAE, its Affiliated Organisations and Alliance Partners.

If you believe you could be a worthy recipient of the Bursary then please apply, using the application form below.

The closing date for applications is January 4th 2024

All applications will be reviewed by the Board of the European Club Education Foundation (ECEF), and the winners will be announced by mid January.

Applicants should have ideally completed the Club Management Diploma (CMDip) by passing MDP I and 2.

About Joe Perdue

CMAA’s Academic Advisor Joe Perdue, CCM, CHE, the club industry’s leading hospitality educator, died in Atlanta, GA, January 19, 2015, after a long illness. He was 64.

We wanted to devise a permanent memorial to Joe and have decided to do this by offering an annual award, the Joe Perdue Bursary, which will fund a Manager’s attendance at one of our MDP courses each year.

To do this we need to raise the funds each successive year. And this is where YOU can help and show your support and understanding of the role Joe played here in Europe, gifting us the MDP pathway and European CCM examination.

All donations will be held in a special restricted fund, by ECEF, and the award made each year by a panel of 3 judges. The winning applicant must provide a write up on their experiences, for inclusion in a future cmae newsletter – keeping the name of Joe alive.