Student Membership

ILEA offers a Student Membership for individuals enrolled in a recognized certificate program. To complete the application for membership students must provide the signature of their Program Coordinator. As a condition to student membership each student must volunteer for ten (10) hours to their ILEA chapter per year, helping with chapter meetings, mailings, and other chapter business. Student memberships are limited and students will not have a listing on the ILEA web site, cannot use Member Discounts or the ILEA logo and cannot vote on chapter business or hold an office in ILEA. Student memberships can be held for a maximum of two years (Additional years beyond two will be addressed by ILEA and the schools’ Program Coordinator).

Student Volunteer Involvement:

As a way to get the most out of your student membership and to fulfill the 10 hours of volunteer time to the organization and we have a variety of opportunities:

Registration Volunteer:

  • Volunteer to assist with welcoming guests to our monthly meetings, handing out nametags, collecting meeting payments and handing out meeting information.
  • Minnesota Star Awards Volunteer
    There are many volunteer needs for the Star Awards including assisting with mailings, working the registration table, set up and tear-down assistance and many other event duties.
  • Committee Involvement
    Student members are encouraged to become active on one of the committees. Committee work is the best way to get hands-on experience and to network with and learn from industry professionals.


Student Membership Scholarship 

The ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter offers one-year student memberships in ILEA for the best and brightest students who have a demonstrated desire to actively explore and participate in the special events industry.

Recipient Benefits

Entry to 11 monthly chapter programs ($210 value)
Entry to the prestigious ILEA Minnesota Star Awards ($75 value)

Mentor Program

Only student scholarship winners are eligible to participate in our Mentorship Program.  You would have the opportunity to learn first hand from industry professionals who want to share their knowledge and experiences.

Recipient Requirements

· To be eligible, students must complete and submit their student member application and $50 registration fee to ILEA Headquarters
· Must attend a minimum of four monthly chapter meetings
· As with all student members, A recipient must provide 10 volunteer hours to the chapter to help with various events and functions
· Serve as a committee member on the ILEA Minnesota Star Awards

Applications are being accepted now

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