The IFMA Foundation has opened the application form process because of its 2021 scholarship program. Supported by the IFMA Foundation, as well as International Facility Management Association (IFMA) chapters and councils and the facility management (FM) community, this program provides school funding to practicing and aspiring facility managers signed up for FM or FM-related higher-education programs. Since 1991, a lot more than US$1.7 million has been awarded to a lot more than 500 FM professionals.
“The only real constant during the last year was change, as companies and educational institutions were forced to rethink and transition to the digital world. FM degree programs, both mature and new, seized the opportunity to provide talented FM students the educational excellence deserved. The IFMA Foundation continues to activate these learning students and develop scholarship, internship, mentorship and educational program opportunities to aid and build the continuing future of FM,” said Joe Archie, IFMA Foundation chair.
Individual scholarships range in value from US$1,500 to US$10,000 and so are awarded to undergraduate (2- and 4-year) and graduate students. These scholarships change students’ lives and so are a principal technique for creating another generation of FM professionals.
In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients receive complimentary registration to IFMA’s World Workplace 2021 Expo and Conference, giving students the chance to network and build relationships with leading FM professionals and interview with IFMA Foundation Global Workforce Initiative Advisors and Partners, including Sodexo, ABM, JLL, FM:Systems, and A&A Maintenance.
Award recipients also take part in the IgniteFM! Student Challenge, where students are split into teams and given time and energy to solve a complex facility management problem. Managed and sponsored by FM:Systems, the task gives each united team a chance to present their solution, that is judged by FM professionals. The winning team receives a financial prize and global recognition of these accomplishment.
The 2021 scholarship application and guidelines are available on the IFMA Foundation website. April 30 the deadline to use is, 2021.
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