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
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 https://foundation.ifma.org/students/scholarships/. 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 http://foundation.ifma.org.