IFMA Scholarships

IFMA Foundation now accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – (January 6, 2022) – The IFMA Foundation has opened the application process for its 2022 scholarship program. Supported by the IFMA Foundation, together with International Facility Management Association (IFMA) chapters and councils and the facility management (FM) community, the program provides financial aid to aspiring and practicing facility managers enrolled in FM or FM-related higher-education programs. Since 1991, more than US$1.7 million has been awarded to more than 500 FM professionals.

Individual scholarships range in value from US$1,500 to US$10,000 and are awarded to undergraduate (2- and 4-year) and graduate students. These scholarships change students’ lives and are a principal strategy for creating the next generation of FM professionals.

In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients receive complimentary registration to IFMA’s World Workplace 2022 Conference and Expo, giving students the opportunity 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.

“The IFMA Foundation is built around supporting the next generation of FM talent,” said IFMA Foundation Chair, Bob Dills. “Our scholarship offerings change lives and are more popular than ever, supporting and building the future of the profession.  The amazing quality of our student awardees at IFMA World Workplace has become the toast of the conference.”

Award recipients also participate in the IgniteFM! Student Challenge, in which students are divided into teams and given time to solve a complex facility management problem. Sponsored and managed by FM:Systems, the challenge gives each team an opportunity to present their solution, which is judged by FM professionals. The winning team receives a financial prize and global recognition of their accomplishment. 

The 2022 scholarship application and guidelines may be found online at The deadline to apply is April 30, 2022.

About the IFMA FoundationEstablished in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit