The International Facility Management Association Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 scholarship program. Backed by the IFMA Foundation and with contributions from IFMA chapters and councils, this program supports aspiring and practicing facility managers in achieving higher education and making a difference in their profession. Since 1991, the IFMA Foundation has awarded over $1.7 million to more than 500 FM professionals. Prospective applicants can find the 2019 application and guidelines online at foundation.ifma.org/students. The submittal deadline is April 30, 2019.
“The IFMA Foundation is built around supporting the next generation of FM talent,” said IFMA Foundation Executive Director Diane Coles Levine. “With new degree programs appearing around the country, our scholarship offerings are more popular than ever and the amazing quality of our student representatives at World Workplace has become the toast of the conference.”
In addition to the financial award, scholarship recipients will receive complimentary registration to IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, USA where students can network and build relationships with leading FM professionals.
Award recipients also participate in the Ignite FM! The Student Challenge where they will be divided into teams and given time to solve a complex facility management challenge. Each team is given an opportunity to present their resolution and is then judged by FM professionals. The winning team will receive a financial prize and recognition for their accomplishment.