MBA Expands Path To Diversity Scholarship

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 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.

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“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.”

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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:

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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

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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.

To view the eligibility requirements for MBA Education courses and conferences or to apply, visit here MBA members can visit here to donate to the P2D scholarship fund.