Proceeds from the annual Luke Trahin Leadership Conference are used to fund several “Roger Westrup” Scholarships each year. Applicants can receive partial or full scholarships to the Center for Chamber Excellence, Chamber Institute, annual TCCE conference or annual ACCE conference. Applications are made available in April each year. A scholarship committee is appointed by the GCCE President and this committee presents the list of applicants and recommended recipients to the full GCCE membership in June.
GCCE “ROGER WESTRUP” SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Gulf Coast Chamber Executives provide scholarships based on the organization income of the current year. Scholarship recipients are required to provide a copy of the receipt for registration in the training program for which they applied. The receipt should be sent to the GCCE Treasurer within 90 days of notification. All checks are made payable to the Chamber of Commerce that employs the recipient.
Scholarships will only be awarded to GCCE members with membership paid in full. Scholarships will not be given to the same recipient in consecutive years unless it is for a different training program, ie, institute scholarship will not be given two consecutive years. A recipient may, however receive a scholarship to TCCE Annual Conference one year and to Institute the following year or vice versa. More than one scholarship will not be awarded to any Chamber regardless of the type of scholarship requested. Chambers are encouraged to submit all applications; the selection committee will award one scholarship per Chamber.