WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) – – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that scholarships awarded under its popular Path to Diversity (P2D) Scholarship Program can now also be used towards six upcoming MBA conferences where attendees can obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits. The scholarships were previously only available for courses offered by MBA Education.
“The Path to Diversity Scholarship Program was created to celebrate our industry’s diverse workforce and recognize those professionals who are seeking to advance their careers through the many real estate finance courses and certificates offered by MBA,” said Lisa J. Haynes, Chief Financial and Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association. “Expanding the usage of the scholarships creates new opportunities for industry professionals to participate at our conferences.”
P2D scholarship awardees can now use their voucher of up to $2,000 to cover registration fees at conferences that have sessions or tracks eligible for CPE, CLE or SHRM credits. The full list of upcoming MBA conferences are:
- Human Resource Symposium (SHRM) – September 11 – 12, 2019
- Regulatory Compliance Conference (CLE) – September 22 – 24, 2019
- Accounting and Financial Management Conference (CPE) – November 19 – 21, 2019
- National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo (CLE) – February 23 – 26, 2020
- Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference (CLE) – May 3 – 6, 2020
- Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference (CPE) – May 17 – 20, 2020
Under the new expansion, awardees can choose to cover course registration fees, up to a maximum of $2,000, at the aforementioned upcoming conferences, or can continue to use it towards MBA Education programs and courses. To be eligible for the P2D scholarship, applicants must be currently employed by an MBA member firm or state MBA member firm, and have two years of experience in the mortgage industry, or some equivalent in real estate finance experience or training. Applicants can be awarded the scholarship once per calendar year and up to three times in their career.
Earlier this month, MBA announced it awarded over $90,000 in scholarships to 101 women and minorities during the first eight months of the 2019 fiscal year, through May 31.
For more information on MBA’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment, visit the Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center at https://www.mba.org/news-research-and-resources/diversity-and-inclusion.