Joe Perdue Scholarship
The Club Foundation, the only 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the private club industry, was created by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) in 1988. Its mission is to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, training and research initiatives. This includes awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in club management. Since inception, The Club Foundation has awarded more than 140 student scholarships totaling more than $200,000.
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.
Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the private club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program may apply to The Club Foundation for scholarship aid. 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. Please note that additional points are awarded for CMAA student chapter members.