As part of its commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion, the Mr. International Rubber Contest (MIR) will provide weekend package scholarships to up and coming leaders in the fetish community. This year, MIR is awarding up to 25 scholarships. Each scholarship provides a base level package (which for MIR26 - Rub U is the “Cum Laude” level) to attend the Mr. International Rubber contest weekend, to be held in Chicago November 4-6, 2022.

These scholarships support rising BIPOC and/or Low Income fetish leaders with exposure to the international rubber and fetish community through educational, social, and networking opportunities. 


Scholarship winners receive a weekend package which will provide access to as much of the weekend events as their individual schedules and interests can accommodate. The social package includes the following items:

 Note, this scholarship does not cover: travel, lodging, food, beverages, or ancillary events. 


To apply for the MIR Scholarship, a candidate must:

(Note: There is no geographic barrier to the scholarship application this year.)

Ready to Apply?

Please complete this online application and submit by 11:59 p.m. (Chicago time) on Friday September 30th, 2022.
Applications submitted after the deadline cannot be reviewed.

Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of October 10, 2022.

Weekend schedule questions? Please see our Weekend Schedule page.
Application questions? Please contact William “Rubberwilli” Schendel at