Awards
Warren Arseneaux Honorary Scholarship

The scholarship provides tuition for a CMAA International Wine Society member who has a passion and love for wine and is interested in continuing his or her professional development, to attend the BMI Wine and Food Experience or other education opportunity as approved by the IWS Board of Managers. Details

Wine Program Awards

The objective of the Wine Program Awards is to annually recognize the best club wine programs and laud CMAA member-managed clubs that establish and maintain fine wine programs for their membership. The awards are meant to be a hallmark of quality and assurance of an eminent wine program. A club that receives recognition should leverage its accomplishment when marketing the club’s food and beverage program to its membership.

In 2014, the scoring system was revised for the second time since its inception in an effort to better evaluate a club’s wine program. The changes agreed on by the judges allocate more points for interpretation of the wine list and the wine program description. Primarily, these changes were implemented to allow smaller club programs to compete with larger programs in a more subjective scoring system. The changes direct more of the focus on a scope of its wine program and its engagement of members and not the size of the wine list. We are aware this impacted club’s scores compared to past years, but we hope it will result in continued focus of club wine programs into a better experience for your members.

Awards are given in the categories of Merit and Distinction. On the 100-point scale, an Award of Merit is achieved when a club scores between 80 and 89, and an Award of Distinction is achieved when a club scores a 90 or above.



Rules of Participation

A club participates by submitting the following:
 
Part I: Submit your Official Entry Form Online  
 
Part II:  Fill out the 2018 Wine Program Awards Questionnaire and send in with the following scanned documents via an electronic file sharing avenue (i.e. Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, etc. and share the folder with your submission with Sara Thom):

  • Cover letter - This should detail the club’s wine program and provide meaningful description for consideration by the judges.
  •  Scanned copy of the Wine Menus - A club endorses its authentic à la carte wine menu by including copies of the wine menu and the by-the-glass wine menu (including cover). For any oversized or undersized menu pages, etc., please scan onto one 8 ½” x 11” size page.
  •  Scanned copy of the club’s Wine Inventory

 

Please make sure your entry is scanned and submitted in the following order:

  1. Questionnaire
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Wine menus
  4. Wine Inventory

 

Note:  All items must be submitted (via electronic means) or entry is incomplete and cannot be judged. Entries must be postmarked no later than September 10, 2018.   

Scoring: The Award of Merit and the Award of Distinction are attained by receiving a qualifying score from the questionnaire verified by the club’s cover letter and the menu entry. On the 100-point scale, an Award of Distinction is achieved when a club scores a 90 or above and an Award of Merit is achieved when a club scores between 80 and 89. The award certificates will be presented at the International Wine Society Business Meeting at the 2018 World Conference and Club Business Expo in San Francisco, CA. Certificates will be mailed to those not in attendance. All winning clubs will also be recognized in CMAA and Wine Society publications.



Club Managers
Deadline: September 1, 2018



About
This scholarship was created in honor of CMAA’s long-time CEO, Jim Singerling, CCM, upon his retirement after 25 years of leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to make it possible for recipients to attend the CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo for the first time as a club industry professional.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors. This scholarship covers a full registration to the CMAA World Conference, as well as up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel/lodging expenses.

Who Should Apply?
Any Professional or Alumnus member of CMAA who is interested in attending the CMAA World Conference for their first time as a club professional. Candidates must be a member of CMAA and not previously attended a CMAA World Conference (attendance as a student member is accepted).



Deadline: October 1 (Chapter) / November 1 (The Club Foundation), 2018



*Due: 10/01 (Chapter) / 11/01 (Club Foundation)

About
The Club Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization was established by CMAA in 1988 to raise funds to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, training and research initiatives. In 2001, the Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship Fund was established in memory of CMAA Past President Mr. Bill Kendall. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide tuition support to assistant club managers interested in pursuing the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. In order to help recipients meet certification requirements and prepare them for the CCM exam, each scholarship will include the tuition fees (except travel expenses) associated with the following programs:

• BMI Club Management;
• BMI Leadership Principles;
• BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer;
• BMI Food & Beverage OR BMI Golf Management;
• BMI Certification Review Course (including Study Guide); and
• CCM Exam Fees

Who Should Apply?
• a member of CMAA;
• an assistant manager;
• committed to a career in the club industry;
• actively pursuing the CCM designation;
• have at least one BMI course remaining to complete; and
• nominated for the scholarship by their CMAA chapter.

Evaluation of Applicants
Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

• Management Experience (Note: internships are not calculated as part of this score)
• CMAA Chapter and Community Activities
• Quality of your essay
• General Manager Letter of Recommendation
• Club Member Letter of Recommendation
• Overall Quality

Deadline: September 1, 2018



About
As a mentor and role model, Sally Burns Rambo, CCM was a pioneer who paved the way for the success of countless club industry leaders. To honor her memory and the legacy that she created, this scholarship provides financial support to female club managers interested in furthering their professional development.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. This scholarship may be used for the tuition cost to your choice of one of the CMAA Business Management Institute courses or the Certification Review Course and up to $1,000 in travel expenses.

Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

Who Should Apply?
Candidates must be a female currently working in the club industry, a current member of CMAA, and must have been a Professional member of CMAA for a minimum of 3 years.

Restrictions
The scholarship only applies to programs/courses not yet taken and must be used within 18 months.

Deadline: November 1, 2018



About
In 2010, recognizing how much The Club Foundation has impacted their careers, the LaRocca Family stepped forward to give back to the industry by making a generous contribution to the Foundation. The LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship was created to both honor their commitment to professional development and to recognize their continued support of The Club Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to club managers interested in both furthering their own professional development, as well as helping others achieve their career goals.

Who Should Apply?
Candidates must be a current member of CMAA, have a minimum of 10 years of club supervisory/management experience, currently serve as the top executive at their club and take an active role in mentoring.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. This scholarship may be used for the tuition cost and up to $1,000 in travel expenses (airfare and accommodations) to attend your choice of one of the following BMI courses:

• BMI Tactical Leadership
• BMI Strategic Leadership
• BMI International
• BMI Food & Beverage
• BMI Golf Management
• BMI Wine & Food Experience

A second mentoring component of this scholarship allows the recipient to designate funds for a manager that they are mentoring to be used for their choice of the following:

• CMAA Dues (both National and Chapter dues)
• A Full Registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend a CMAA World Conference
• A Full Registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend a CMAA Legislative/Leadership Conference

Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

 
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Students

Deadline: May 1, 2018



Description:
The Club Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards are made at the recommendation of The Club Foundation Allocation Committee (CFAC) and approved by the Board of Governors. The scholarship award is made directly to the registrar at the college or university the recipient attends.

Who Should Apply:
Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Criteria:
Candidates must provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed his/her freshman year of college and be enrolled for the full upcoming academic year in an accredited four-year institution. In addition, the candidate must have achieved and continue to maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

Deadline: May 1, 2018



This annual grant program for CMAA Student Chapters is comprised of two parts: a complimentary student registration to the CMAA World Conference for the Chapter President and a matching-funds travel grant to assist with expenses related to attending the Conference.

All current student chapters automatically receive a voucher for the complimentary Conference student registration. To receive the matching-funds travel grant, the student chapter must submit an official application and verify that they have raised funds which are then matched dollar for dollar by The Club Foundation up to a maximum of $500. All student chapters of CMAA are eligible to apply. In order to qualify the student chapter must:

• Hold a fundraising event
• Submit President’s Annual Report
• Submit Current Chapter Budget
• Submit Application for Grant
• Submit Grantee Form stipulating that funds previously received were used for their intended purpose

The annual application deadline is May 1st! This year’s match is next year’s gain!

 
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Faculty
Deadline: May 1, 2018



Description:
The Club Foundation awards scholarships based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards are made at the recommendation of The Club Foundation Allocation Committee (CFAC) and approved by the Board of Governors. The scholarship award is made directly to the registrar at the college or university the recipient attends.

Who Should Apply:
Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Criteria:
Candidates must provide strong evidence that they are pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry. A candidate must have completed his/her freshman year of college and be enrolled for the full upcoming academic year in an accredited four-year institution. In addition, the candidate must have achieved and continue to maintain a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or 4.5 on a 6.0 scale.

Deadline: April 15, 2019



This annual grant program for CMAA Student Chapters is comprised of two parts: a complimentary student registration to the CMAA World Conference for the Chapter President and a matching-funds travel grant to assist with expenses related to attending the Conference.

All current student chapters automatically receive a voucher for the complimentary Conference student registration. To receive the matching-funds travel grant, the student chapter must submit an official application and verify that they have raised funds which are then matched dollar for dollar by The Club Foundation up to a maximum of $500. All student chapters of CMAA are eligible to apply. In order to qualify the student chapter must:

• Hold a fundraising event
• Submit President’s Annual Report
• Submit Current Chapter Budget
• Submit Application for Grant
• Submit Grantee Form stipulating that funds previously received were used for their intended purpose

The annual application deadline is May 1st! This year’s match is next year’s gain!

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Industry
Industry Grants

The Foundation will consider funding any initiative that supports our mission and promotes the best interests of the club industry.

Grant Request Form