Donate to the Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program

 
This program recognizes deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership, character, diversity, community involvement, and the potential to be future leaders in the venue management industry. 
 
Philosophy
The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program was established after the untimely passing of Joseph A. Floreano, CFE, a long-time IAVM member, Foundation Trustee and the first and only Honorary Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Floreano was known for giving selflessly in both time and money to worthy industry causes. His leadership was aspirational and he took great pride in mentoring and supporting the advancement of the venue management industry. Joe Floreano was not only incredibly instrumental in the development of the Foundation’s ‘Build An Amazing Future’ campaign but also became the inspiration as he truly resembled and embodied everything it stands for. The contributions Floreano made to the Foundation are immeasurable and with that we believed that the naming of the scholarship + internship program would be the most appropriate way to honor his legacy that will forever leave a mark on the Foundation.

Scholarships Available 
The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program offers scholarships + internships to Venue Management School (VMS), Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS), and VenueConnect, IAVM's Annual Conference & Trade Show. Selected applicants will receive a travel stipend of $600 and complimentary registration to attend VenueConnect.
 
The following scholarships will be awarded to sector conferences:
 
Outstanding Leadership Scholarship
The outstanding leadership scholarship is the Foundation’s most prestigious scholarship, as it represents the amazing, one-of-a-kind, larger than life personality that was Joe Floreano. Open to all applicants. Applicants will be awarded based on outstanding achievement in a venue or venue management focused undergraduate or graduate program, excellence in community involvement, demonstration of philanthropic support, character, sense of humor, professional development, future leadership aspirations and commitment to advancing the venue management industry.
 
Diversity Scholarship
The diversity scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the venue management industry.  Applicants must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to advancing the venue management industry. 
 
Scholarship for Industry Women
The scholarship for industry women focuses on broadening and raising awareness of the opportunities for females in a historically male dominant industry of venue management. Applicants must be a female working in a venue or enrolled in a venue management focused undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to the next generation of women in the venue management industry.
 
Young Professional Scholarship
The young professional scholarship focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue management professionals to further develop their career and skillset. Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger (at the time of the sector meeting) and working in a venue. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to advancing the venue management industry.
 
VenueConnect | Toronto, Canada | July 22 - 25, 2018
Application Deadline: March 16, 2018 Awarded By: March 31, 2018
 
Internships Available 
The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program offers  internships VenueConnect, IAVM's Annual Conference & Trade Show. 

VenueConnect Internship
The student internship focuses on creating an educational experience and hands-on involvement. Ten applicants will be awarded the internship. Selected applicants will receive a travel stipend of $1,000 and complimentary registration to attend VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show. Applicant must be willing to support IAVM staff onsite with various tasks (i.e. registration, meeting logistics, fundraising support, event support, etc.) and must also be in an undergraduate or graduate program in the venue management industry or related field. Applicant must also be willing to a minimum of six – eight* hours each day during the conference.  (*actual hours may vary). 

VenueConnect | Toronto, Canada| July 22 - 25, 2018
Application Deadline: April 2, 2018 | Awarded By: April 13, 2018
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