• Scholarships

  • The Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) offers scholarships for professional development. The Institute for Organization Management, Economic Development Institute, and ACCE management conferences are all eligible programs of study. Scholarships are also available for NEACCE conferences.

    MACCE awards scholarships in order to promote continuing professional education in Chamber of Commerce management. Attendance at Professional Development programs, coupled with participation in MACCE conferences, provides an important opportunity for executive development. For this reason, applications will be heavily weighted by an applicant’s professional involvement in MACCE and other related professional organizations.  


    All scholarships for 2017 have been awarded.  Applications for 2018 will be accepted through October 31, 2017.  Recipients will be notified of their awards by December 1, 2017.



    • Applicant must be a current member of MACCE.
    • Applicant must be an employee of  the Chamber for at least one year.
    • No applicant may receive more than one scholarship.
    • Applicants must complete the application form; completion includes attachment of the Essay and Confirmation Letter.
    • Financial need will not be a determining factor in the selection of Scholarship recipients.
    • The Applicant or Applicant’s Executive must be past attendees of the  MACCE conference or an active volunteer.


    To download the application click here.

  • INSTITUTE Scholarship Available for MACCE Members!

    MACCE is proud to partner with Institute for Organization Management, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s professional development program for non-profit executives, and offer two $500 partial tuition scholarships to one of Institute’s 2017 sites. The two scholarships, available to our members, will be awarded to students attending Institute for the first time to assist with enrollment fees and cannot be combined with any other Institute scholarships.

    For 95 years, Institute has educated association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders across the country through its national program, highly rated curriculum and high caliber instructors. Thousands of executives have attended Institute sites across the country to strengthen their management skills, learn industry best practices, and gain a broad national perspective from peers.  Institute has helped them build stronger organizations, become stronger business advocates and better serve their members. In addition, you will earn points towards your CCE or CAE certification as Institute’s curriculum is directly tied to the bodies of knowledge of both the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

    Upon completion of the Institute program, graduates receive the IOM recognition which allows them to use the letters “IOM” in public mention and professional correspondence.  The IOM recognition signifies the completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and commitment to the industry.

    If you are interested in this scholarship opportunity, contact Kara Griffin, at the Tri-Town Chamber, edirector@tri-townchamber.org by October 16, 2017.  

    For more information about Institute’s curriculum, sites, and dates, visit the Institute Web site and Prospective Student Toolkit to help you gain insight into the program.

    Are you already an IOM and have an updated job or title? Update your contact information and stay connected.