The Connecticut Club Management Association strongly encourages and supports education for its chapter members and future private club managers. There are several opportunities for chapter members and staff to receive financial aid toward their professional development, including Conference, CMAA Workshops, and higher education. In addition to the scholarships funded through CMAACT, the Club Foundation also sponsors numerous scholarships for managers at various stages of their career.

All chapter members are encouraged to apply for the numerous CMAA and CMAACT scholarships available throughout the year, which are available to members at all levels of their career. 

 For more information on scholarships, please contact Scholarship Chair, Matt Matei.


The Johnson & Wales Micro- Certificate Scholarship

imgWe are proud to announce the 2nd addition of the micro certificate scholarship awarded by Johnson & Wales University for any Professional Member of CMAACT who has the desire to earn undergraduate or graduate credits.

CMAACT will award one Micro-Certificate scholarship, based on merit of application, in order to help recipients further their professional development. The scholarship will be for one under-graduate or graduate micro-certificate, recipient’s topic of choice. Micro-certificates are 3-4 courses in length and are 100% online; the value is $4500-$5700.

Listing of micro-certificate topics

The scholarship will be granted based on recommendations made by the Connecticut Chapter Scholarship Committee and approved by the Connecticut Chapter Board of Directors. The scholarship is open to any professional member of CMAACT.

The James C. Hutchinson, Jr. Scholarship


The James C. Hutchinson, Jr. Scholarship, is named for second-generation club manager, Jim Hutchinson, a dedicated club manager who shared his career with many, members throughout his lifetime. He influenced young people by teaching hospitality at Norwalk Community College and mentored young interns at the CMAA World Conference. 

The Scholarship is based on merit and need for anyone pursuing an accredited education program or participation in our World Conference. Candidates should be interested in a career in the private club or hospitality industry, and must be presently employed full time by a club that belongs to the Connecticut Club Management Association.

The Association will award at least one scholarship each year. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the financial condition of CCMA and scholarship winners.




Joseph P. Tonetti Jr. Scholarship

 Based on merit and need, the Joseph P. Tonetti Jr. Scholarship is for anyone pursuing through an accredited educational program, a career in the private club or hospitality industry or has an interest in working in our profession. The applicant needs to be presently employed part time, full time, or seasonally at a private club within the State of Connecticut. 






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