Apply for a Scholarship and Join the CMX Summit 2023: Shine

Ana Levidze
July 4, 2023
August 23, 2023

The community management industry is still in its nascent stages. There are few definite rules, and the best practices are constantly evolving. This can be a challenge, but it's also what makes the community industry so exciting. It means that we can play a role in shaping the industry and defining its future.

But if you're new to the community industry, it might be a bit confusing to know where to start. That's why even community managers need their own community, gathering, and summit. And the CMX Summit is no exception.

The CMX Summit has been around for years, and it has always been where community managers and other professionals in the industry can share their experiences, learn from each other, network, and just have fun. It's a space where you can be yourself, be surrounded by people who understand what you're going through, and learn from the best in the business.

In short, in a field that is constantly evolving, gatherings like the CMX Summit are essential for staying ahead of the curve.

Although many people would love to attend our conference, we realize that not everyone is able to do so. At CMX, we believe in giving everyone the chance to be a part of our summit experience. To make this vision a reality, we are proud to announce the CMX Summit Scholarship program. These scholarships are designed to help break down barriers that prevent people from participating in CMX Summit because of their race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or preference, military service history, age, or disability status.

Over the course of the years, we have given out more than 70 scholarships, and this year we've decided to do our biggest scholarship yet, giving out 50 CMX Summit 2023: Shine tickets, which will include an access pass to our two-day conference, CMX Summit 2023: Shine.

If you're a community manager who is passionate about making a difference, then we encourage you to apply for the scholarship! Continue reading to learn about all the details. 

What does a scholarship recipient receive?

One non-transferable pass to CMX Summit 2023: Shine, our 2-day conference, happening 4-5th October in Redwood City, California.

Who can apply for the scholarship?

The CMX Summit 2023 Scholarship Program is open to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member of an underrepresented group in the community professional field and at community conferences, including but not limited to: people of color; people with visible and invisible disabilities; LGBTQA+; veterans; religious and ethnic minorities; trans, genderqueer, agender, and nonbinary people; neurodiverse people; age minorities (under 21, over 50); un- or underemployed people; people experiencing poverty; students.
  • If employed, must work for a non-profit, startup, or company making less than $1,000,000 USD in annual revenue.
  • Consideration for those traveling from outside the USA and are not supported by their company for travel.
  • Must be able to attend CMX Summit 2023:Shine in person.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must follow the CMX Summit Code of Conduct.
  • *In addition to the above criteria, this year, we are also extending our scholarship to professionals who have been affected by layoffs within the last 12 months.

Here are some things to keep in consideration before you apply:

  • You will be responsible for arranging your travel and lodging as a scholarship recipient. Please note that you are also responsible for your own financial reporting and that we will provide you with guidelines as needed.
  • Due to limited availability, CMX Summit can award only one scholarship per company. As cisgender women represent over 60% of attendees at CMX Summit, they are not considered an underrepresented group in our industry.

When is the last day to apply?

The deadline for application submission is July 31st, at 5 pm (PT). We will notify you of the results of your application soon.

How can I submit an application?

You can apply for the scholarship by filling out this form. We are so excited to be able to offer these scholarships.

No matter the outcome, we'll make sure to notify all applicants. If you have any questions or need any assistance along the way, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at We're here to support you throughout the process.

Wishing you the best of luck, and looking forward to seeing you soon at the CMX Summit 2023: Shine!

Ana Levidze
Community Content Manager
July 4, 2023
August 23, 2023

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