This program recognizes deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership, character, diversity, community involvement, and the potential to be future leaders in the venue management industry.
The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program was established after the untimely passing of Joseph A. Floreano, CFE, a long-time IAVM member, Foundation Trustee and the first and only Honorary Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. Floreano was known for giving selflessly in both time and money to worthy industry causes. His leadership was aspirational and he took great pride in mentoring and supporting the advancement of the venue management industry. Joe Floreano was not only incredibly instrumental in the development of the Foundation’s ‘Build An Amazing Future’ campaign but also became the inspiration as he truly resembled and embodied everything it stands for. The contributions Floreano made to the Foundation are immeasurable and with that we believed that the naming of the scholarship + internship program would be the most appropriate way to honor his legacy that will forever leave a mark on the Foundation.
Scholarships + Internships Available
The Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program offers (5) five types of scholarships to each of the (3) three IAVM sector meetings – Arena Management Conference (AMC), International Convention Centers Conference (ICCC) and Performing Arts Managers Conference (PAMC). Additional scholarships + internships are offered to Venue Management School (VMS), Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS), and VenueConnect, IAVM's Annual Conference & Trade Show.
The following scholarships will be awarded to sector conferences:
Outstanding Leadership Scholarship
The outstanding leadership scholarship is the Foundation’s most prestigious scholarship, as it represents the amazing, one-of-a-kind, larger than life personality that was Joe Floreano. Open to all applicants. Applicants will be awarded based on outstanding achievement in a venue or venue management focused undergraduate or graduate program, excellence in community involvement, demonstration of philanthropic support, character, sense of humor, professional development, future leadership aspirations and commitment to advancing the venue management industry.
The diversity scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the venue management industry. Applicants must be American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to advancing the venue management industry.
Scholarship for Industry Women
The scholarship for industry women focuses on broadening and raising awareness of the opportunities for females in a historically male dominant industry of venue management. Applicants must be a female working in a venue or enrolled in a venue management focused undergraduate or graduate program. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to the next generation of women in the venue management industry.
Young Professional Scholarship
The young professional scholarship focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue management professionals to further develop their career and skillset. Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger (at the time of the sector meeting) and working in a venue. Applicants will be awarded based on their character, leadership, professional development, financial need and commitment to advancing the venue management industry.