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ABMA Emerging Leaders Convention Grant Opportunity

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Emerging Leaders within the industry. The 2024 ABMA Convention, slated to occur from March 19-22 at Amelia Island, Florida, will offer a grant to ABMA Emerging Leaders who would like to attend the event.

This $3,000 grant is specifically designed to encourage the attendance of Emerging Leaders who have not previously participated in an ABMA Convention. The grant covers a delegate fee, accommodation for three nights (Tuesday to Friday) and a $1,000 travel allowance.

Grant Details:

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Includes: (1) Delegate Fee, (3) Nights Hotel (Tues-Fri), $1,000 Travel Allowance

Deadline: January 15, 2024: Prospective candidates are required to submit a comprehensive application packet via email to by January 15, 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered for the 2024 ABMA Convention Grant.

Qualifying Criteria:

  • ABMA Membership: The applicant’s company must be an ABMA Member in good standing.
  • Industry Experience: Emerging Leaders must have a minimum of two years of experience in the brush industry and must not have attended an ABMA Convention before.
  • Sponsor/Mentor: Each candidate must have a sponsor/mentor within their member company. This individual is expected to attend the 2024 ABMA Convention as a delegate at their own expense, accompanying the candidate and assisting in introducing them to ABMA members and activities.
  • Age Limit: Emerging Leaders must be under 45 years of age.

Application Materials: Candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  1. 2024 Convention Grant Application Form
  2. Current Resumé
  3. Introductory Video (approximately five minutes) that includes background, experiences, current and future goals and why attending the 2024 ABMA Convention will contribute to their professional development.
  4. Letter of nomination and recommendation from the sponsor/mentor of their member company.

Submission Deadline: All application materials must be submitted to by January 15, 2024.

Winner Announcement: The recipient of the 2024 ABMA Convention Grant will be announced during the week of January 29, 2024.

Learn more about the ABMA Emerging Leaders at

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