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Warren Arseneaux Honorary Scholarship - History

The Warren L. Arseneaux Honorary Scholarship, established in 2007 by the CMAA International Wine Society, honors Warren L. Arseneaux, CCM, an instrumental founder of the CMAA International Wine Society and a Past President of CMAA who gave many years of dedicated service to CMAA and the International Wine Society. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide tuition for a CMAA International Wine Society member who has a passion and love for wine, and is interested in continuing his or her professional development to attend the BMI Wine and Food Experience at the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus or other education opportunity as approved by the IWS Board of Managers. Read More...

Arseneaux’s path began at Louisiana State University, where a summer job in 1965 at the Valencia Club (a youth club) would influence and direct him toward a career in club management. He graduated in 1969 from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Mathematics and continued his employment with the Valencia Club, also tutoring kids in math and chemistry. He moved from assistant manager to general manager of the club in 1977. Arseneaux became involved both on a chapter (Pelican Chapter) and national level with the Club Managers Association of America. He continued employment with the club until 1983 when he and a friend partnered in a retail wine and gourmet food business. In 1985, transition landed him at the helm of the Louisiana Club. In 1987, Arseneaux took a position as general manager at the Victoria Country Club in Texas. During his tenure there, he earned his Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation in 1990. He was active with the Texas Lone Star Chapter, serving as chairman for various committees as well as a chapter board member from 1990-1993. In 1994, his next position took him to Greenville, SC, with the Poinsett Club, where he stayed until 2006. Arseneaux then moved to the Greenville Country Club from which he retired.

Through the years, Arseneaux’s professional involvement with CMAA grew and he served on many national committees. He was elected to the national Board of Directors and served from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, he earned entry into the prestigious CMAA Honor Society. He served as CMAA Secretary-Treasurer in 1998; Vice President in 1999 and then President of CMAA in 2000. As a visionary in the industry, he was a driving force behind the formation of the International Wine Society and became its chairman in 1988. He served on the Board from 1988 to 1992, was the originator of the Wine Auction, which benefits The Club Foundation and served as chairman of the auction in 1991 and 1992. As a strong supporter of The Club Foundation, Arseneaux was also instrumental in the founding of their auction and raffle. A long list of other professional affiliations over the course of his 42-year career included: American Wine Society; Les Amis du Vin; Les Amis D’Escoffier Le Chapitre de Houston; Chaine des Rotisseurs; Vice President of the International Food Service Executive Association’s New Orleans Chapter, 1986; and Rotary International. In addition, he was an active volunteer with such organizations as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of New Orleans, 1985 to 1987; Cerebral Palsy Sports Association Chairman, 1985 to 1987; Youth Life Campaign; and Bluebonnet Youth Ranch. From 2000 forward, Arseneaux had continued involvement with raising funds for charities and agencies who dealt with at-risk children. Up until his death, he had been chairman of a project for five agencies and they expected to raise $250,000. Arseneaux had been supported through the years by his wife Claudia and their three children. He lost his battle with cancer in September 2007.

Warren Arseneaux was respected and loved by his peers. He was truly a friend to many and a role model to all.

Warren Arseneaux Honorary Scholarship - Apply
Scholarship Award

The CMAA International Wine Society will award one scholarship annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. In order to help recipients expand upon their knowledge of wine, the scholarship will cover the registration fee associated with the BMI Wine and Food Experience and other travel/lodging expenses (totaling up to no more than $5,000, collectively for course registration, travel, lodging, etc.). Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by the CMAA IWS Scholarship Committee and approved by the CMAA IWS Board of Managers. Travel must be made at least two weeks in advance of the workshop and recipients must be housed in the conference host hotel and abide by the hotel’s registration deadline for expenses to be reimbursed.

Who Should Apply

Any CMAA International Wine Society member who has a current CMAA Professional (01) status and who is dedicated to professional development in the area of the knowledge of wine is invited to apply.

Application Requirements

To apply for the Warren L. Arseneaux Honorary Scholarship:

  1. Complete an application form and return the application to the CMAA International Wine Society by Thursday, October 1, 2020.
  2. Enclose a copy of your current résumé.
  3. Enclose two letters of recommendation from peers within your chapter.
  4. Write an essay (500 to 1,000 words) addressing the following components:
    1. Describe in detail your career objectives and goals.
    2. Detail the reasons you wish to pursue your professional development in the area of wine and food.
    3. Describe your specific interests within the club management field.

Please Note: All applications, essays and other required attachments must be submitted via email or via an electronic file sharing method.

Restrictions

  • The scholarship must be used in the ensuing year (awarded in 2020, used for the BMI Wine and Food course in the fall of 2021).
  • The scholarship only applies to the BMI Wine and Food Experience if not yet taken and is not transferable to other educational programs, unless specifically approved by the IWS Board of Managers.
  • All funds granted for the scholarship will be made directly to CMAA on behalf of the recipient.
  • Travel must be made at least two weeks in advance of the workshop and recipients must be housed in the conference host hotel and abide by the hotel’s registration deadline for expenses to be reimbursed.

Submit To: Sara Thom

Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Application

 


Club Managers
Deadline: September 1, 2018



About
This scholarship was created in honor of CMAA’s long-time CEO, Jim Singerling, CCM, upon his retirement after 25 years of leadership. The purpose of this scholarship is to make it possible for recipients to attend the CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo for the first time as a club industry professional.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors. This scholarship covers a full registration to the CMAA World Conference, as well as up to $1,000 in reimbursed travel/lodging expenses.

Who Should Apply?
Any Professional or Alumnus member of CMAA who is interested in attending the CMAA World Conference for their first time as a club professional. Candidates must be a member of CMAA and not previously attended a CMAA World Conference (attendance as a student member is accepted).



Deadline: October 1 (Chapter) / November 1 (The Club Foundation), 2018



*Due: 10/01 (Chapter) / 11/01 (Club Foundation)

About
The Club Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization was established by CMAA in 1988 to raise funds to financially support the professional development of club managers through education, training and research initiatives. In 2001, the Willmoore H. Kendall Scholarship Fund was established in memory of CMAA Past President Mr. Bill Kendall. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide tuition support to assistant club managers interested in pursuing the Certified Club Manager (CCM) designation.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. In order to help recipients meet certification requirements and prepare them for the CCM exam, each scholarship will include the tuition fees (except travel expenses) associated with the following programs:

• BMI Club Management;
• BMI Leadership Principles;
• BMI General Manager/Chief Operating Officer;
• BMI Food & Beverage OR BMI Golf Management;
• BMI Certification Review Course (including Study Guide); and
• CCM Exam Fees

Who Should Apply?
• a member of CMAA;
• an assistant manager;
• committed to a career in the club industry;
• actively pursuing the CCM designation;
• have at least one BMI course remaining to complete; and
• nominated for the scholarship by their CMAA chapter.

Evaluation of Applicants
Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

• Management Experience (Note: internships are not calculated as part of this score)
• CMAA Chapter and Community Activities
• Quality of your essay
• General Manager Letter of Recommendation
• Club Member Letter of Recommendation
• Overall Quality

Deadline: September 1, 2018



About
As a mentor and role model, Sally Burns Rambo, CCM was a pioneer who paved the way for the success of countless club industry leaders. To honor her memory and the legacy that she created, this scholarship provides financial support to female club managers interested in furthering their professional development.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. This scholarship may be used for the tuition cost to your choice of one of the CMAA Business Management Institute courses or the Certification Review Course and up to $1,000 in travel expenses.

Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

Who Should Apply?
Candidates must be a female currently working in the club industry, a current member of CMAA, and must have been a Professional member of CMAA for a minimum of 3 years.

Restrictions
The scholarship only applies to programs/courses not yet taken and must be used within 18 months.

Deadline: November 1, 2018



About
In 2010, recognizing how much The Club Foundation has impacted their careers, the LaRocca Family stepped forward to give back to the industry by making a generous contribution to the Foundation. The LaRocca Family Executive Scholarship was created to both honor their commitment to professional development and to recognize their continued support of The Club Foundation. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to club managers interested in both furthering their own professional development, as well as helping others achieve their career goals.

Who Should Apply?
Candidates must be a current member of CMAA, have a minimum of 10 years of club supervisory/management experience, currently serve as the top executive at their club and take an active role in mentoring.

Scholarship Awards
The Club Foundation will award scholarships annually, based on the availability of funds and merit of application. This scholarship may be used for the tuition cost and up to $1,000 in travel expenses (airfare and accommodations) to attend your choice of one of the following BMI courses:

• BMI Tactical Leadership
• BMI Strategic Leadership
• BMI International
• BMI Food & Beverage
• BMI Golf Management
• BMI Wine & Food Experience

A second mentoring component of this scholarship allows the recipient to designate funds for a manager that they are mentoring to be used for their choice of the following:

• CMAA Dues (both National and Chapter dues)
• A Full Registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend a CMAA World Conference
• A Full Registration and up to $1,000 in travel expenses to attend a CMAA Legislative/Leadership Conference

Scholarship awards will be granted based on recommendations made by The Club Foundation Allocation Committee and approved by The Club Foundation Board of Governors.

 
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Students

Deadline: May 1, 2018



Description:
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.

Who Should Apply:
Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Criteria:
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.

Deadline: May 1, 2018



This annual grant program for CMAA Student Chapters is comprised of two parts: a complimentary student registration to the CMAA World Conference for the Chapter President and a matching-funds travel grant to assist with expenses related to attending the Conference.

All current student chapters automatically receive a voucher for the complimentary Conference student registration. To receive the matching-funds travel grant, the student chapter must submit an official application and verify that they have raised funds which are then matched dollar for dollar by The Club Foundation up to a maximum of $500. All student chapters of CMAA are eligible to apply. In order to qualify the student chapter must:

• Hold a fundraising event
• Submit President’s Annual Report
• Submit Current Chapter Budget
• Submit Application for Grant
• Submit Grantee Form stipulating that funds previously received were used for their intended purpose

The annual application deadline is May 1st! This year’s match is next year’s gain!

 
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Faculty
Deadline: May 1, 2018



Description:
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.

Who Should Apply:
Any individual who is actively seeking a managerial career in the club industry and is currently attending an accredited, four-year college or university undergraduate program, may apply for the Joe Perdue Scholarship for aid.

Criteria:
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.

Deadline: April 15, 2019



This annual grant program for CMAA Student Chapters is comprised of two parts: a complimentary student registration to the CMAA World Conference for the Chapter President and a matching-funds travel grant to assist with expenses related to attending the Conference.

All current student chapters automatically receive a voucher for the complimentary Conference student registration. To receive the matching-funds travel grant, the student chapter must submit an official application and verify that they have raised funds which are then matched dollar for dollar by The Club Foundation up to a maximum of $500. All student chapters of CMAA are eligible to apply. In order to qualify the student chapter must:

• Hold a fundraising event
• Submit President’s Annual Report
• Submit Current Chapter Budget
• Submit Application for Grant
• Submit Grantee Form stipulating that funds previously received were used for their intended purpose

The annual application deadline is May 1st! This year’s match is next year’s gain!

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Industry
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The Foundation will consider funding any initiative that supports our mission and promotes the best interests of the club industry.

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