Mid-Atlantic Conference & Expo: Scholarship for Students


The Association of Proposal Management Professionals National Capital Area (APMP-NCA) is the largest Chapter in the U.S. dedicated to business development (BD), capture and proposal professionals. Our members come from a range of industries spanning Government to Commercial sectors. The Chapter mission is to support members in advancing their professional goals and increasing their capabilities to win business. One way in which this mission is achieved is through learning and networking opportunities such as the annual Mid-Atlantic Conference & Expo.

About the Conference

The theme of this year’s conference is Potential Unlimited! The central tenets of this theme focus on maximizing potential. That includes companies looking to optimize sales, revenues, and profits; BD/capture/proposal departments seeking to maximize their pipelines and capture/win rates; or individuals striving to grow professionally. It’s about bridging gaps and enhancing skills to benefit the profession as a whole. Come grow, learn, and thrive with us!

Student Requirements

Current membership in APMP or APMP-NCA is not required to be selected for sponsorship.

Students must be:

  1. Interested in a career in the field of government or commercial business development, capture management, and proposal development/management.
  2. Available to attend the conference on October 13, 2017 at The Westin Tysons Corner.
  3. Willing to engage in social media to promote the conference, including providing a bio and headshot and writing a blog post after the conference for publication on our website.

What Students Can Expect

Students will be matched with a conference “buddy,” who will provide support before and during the conference. Students are invited to attend the full conference, which includes speakers in five topic tracks, and a vendor expo, as well as the networking reception following the conference. Topics include:

Technologies – examine different technologies that apply to BD/capture/proposal work: providing new thoughts, innovative ideas, or even a fresh take on familiar tools and methodologies to help you push past limits and maximize your potential.
Interfaces – explore best practices, technology use, and much of the art of creating effective interfaces to maximize your potential.
Transitions – learn to identify when transition is necessary and how to successfully navigate transitions to unleash and maximize your potential.
Creativity – develop physical, emotional, and psychological resources that enable you to maximize the potential of your creative side.
Success – understand the different kinds of success and different paths to achieving success, the very definition of maximizing our potential!

Prior to the conference, students may wish to connect with other conference attendees. We will provide a virtual introduction by publishing a brief bio and photo on the conference website, and throughout our member-communication channels. Students may increase their online network and then meet some familiar faces at the conference.

At the conference, students will have the opportunity to network, thus creating industry contacts or possibly career opportunities! APMP-NCA will highlight our sponsored students during the event and encourage our peers to meet the sponsored students during lunch and networking breaks.

After the conference, sponsored students gain additional visibility by writing a short blog post, which will be published online and shared with the APMP-NCA community.

Links for Additional Information:

Conference Website: http://www.apmpnca.org/events-networking/mid-atlantic-conference-and-expo#.WRC-_k3ru70

APMP-NCA Websitehttp://www.apmpnca.org/home

How to Apply:

Provide a resume and a brief letter of interest, including your name and preferred contact information, current program of study, and short statement describing your career aspirations, what makes you a good candidate for the scholarship, and why you would like to participate in the conference. Send your application to: events@apmpnca.org. Applications are currently being accepted and will be evaluated on a rolling basis – so submit yours today!