Laurie Lukasek Memorial Scholarship

In honor of our esteemed colleague, we are pleased to inaugurate the Laurie Lukasek Memorial Scholarship with a call for nominees who display Laurie’s qualities of “leadership, passion, and giving back.”  


Established by the SITE Midwest USA Chapter Board, the scholarship provides education and professional advancement opportunities for future industry leaders who will continue Laurie’s legacy of exemplary leadership and passion for helping others.           


Recipients are selected by the SITE Midwest USA Chapter Board* and awarded:  

  • SITE Global Conference registration

  • Roundtrip coach airfare, including airport transfers

  • Hotel accommodations three (3) nights over event dates

  • 3 days of $100 allotment per day for incidentals 

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To Apply:

  • Fill out an application

  • Complete Essay (See below)

  • Send in to (no later than September 30, 2019)

Choose one of the following topics, valued and embraced by Laurie during

her career, for your essay submission. Essays should be 1000 – 1500 words

and must be submitted with application to no later than September 30, 2019. 


Incentive Travel 

Discuss the role of incentive travel in our global economy. Why should businesses use incentive travel? What are the benefits? 


Global Connections

Explain how insights and connections gained through your SITE membership and local chapter affiliation have been beneficial to you. 



Discuss the evolution of the incentive travel industry and how your professional growth will be shaped by the progression you have witnessed.


Give Back

Provide examples of how you have given back to this industry during your career.

If early in your career, provide thoughts on how you plan to give back in the future.


Global Conference

What interests you about attending Global Conference? How do you plan to use your experience to advance your career?