Educational Scholarships


                             ~ Attention Facility Management Professionals ~
Want to earn a credential or attend an IFMA conference but having financial challenges?
 
                  YOUR chapter can help!
 
To promote professional growth through education, networking, and certification, subsidies may be available to professional and associate members of the Orlando Chapter who would not otherwise be able to participate in IFMA conferences, courses. The judgment of the Chapter Board of Directors and the financial solvency of the Chapter will determine if and how many subsidies will be awarded.   Application fees for certification are not covered under this scholarship program.  Funding will not be approved for coursework or conferences taken prior to the review and approval of the application.   

The Greater Orlando Chapter of IFMA may grant applicants a subsidy amount of up to the full cost of registration of any IFMA course or conference listed below. However, based upon the judgment of the Chapter Board of Directors may (or may not) grant subsidies for airfare and hotel accommodations prior to the early registration cut-off date.   Most of the funds for this program are derived from the annual Reverse Trade Show. The amount available for the Scholarship is dependent on the proceeds from the Reverse Trade Show.

  • Facility Fusion Conference registration only  
  • World Workplace Conference registration only  
  • CFM Exam Review Course  
  • IFMA Spring/Fall Symposium courses (separate from Facility Fusion and WWP Registration)
  • FMP online course or instructor led course at an IFMA approved College (if available)
  • SFP online course or instructor led course at IFMA approved College (if available) 
  • Educational Luncheon Programs (prepaid for full calendar year’s schedule)
 
Candidates must meet the following minimum conditions:  
  1. Applicant is currently employed or currently in the facility management related job market. 
  2. Applicant has been an active member of the IFMA Greater Orlando Chapter for at least one year; participates regularly in Chapter functions and overall supports IFMA in the last past twelve months.
  3. Applicant is not eligible for student scholarships offered by IFMA National. 
  4. Applicant has not attended any other FM-related conferences in the past 24 months on a scholarship, bursary or subsidy from IFMA National.  If so, advise amount. 
  5. Applicant has sought other sources of funding from his/her employer or councils but has not been able to secure funding from these sources.  
  6. Applicant must provide an explanation as to why financial assistance is needed.  
                
 
To demonstrate active membership and overall support the applicant should be successfully involved in any of the following activities in the previous twelve months:
  1. Applicant may have performed a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer services in one of the  IFMA /GOC Community Service activities:
    1. For example GOC’s Rebuilding Together Orlando Program
  2. Applicant may have registered and attended GOC monthly chapter educational luncheon programs as a paid attendee within 12 month period.
  3. Applicant may have registered and attended GOC monthly board programs within 12 month period.
  4. Applicant may have served on or provided support services to a GOC standing or ad hoc committee within the past 12 months.
  5. Applicant may have developed and submitted a call for presentation directly relating to one/two or more of the eleven (11) IFMA competencies that can influence the chapter’s membership growth.
  6. Applicant may have developed and submitted FM newsletters or articles related to FM activities in the Central Florida area within the past 12 months.
  7. Applicant may have demonstrated performance in community programs or outreach interventions that can help the chapter grow its membership.
  8. Applicant may have demonstrated active participation by attending/hosting study group sessions in pursuit of an IFMA (CFM/FMP/SFP) credential.
  9. Applicant may be enrolled in a facility management degree program at an accredited institution.
Compliance and Adherence Policies for Scholarship Awardees
If the scholarship award is for Education (credential), the Scholarship Awardee must successfully perform the following activities:
  1. Must submit the credential documents to verify successful completion of the course
  2. Provide blog facts and information to GOC Communication Committee during and after a supported event or participation.
  3. Post/submit FM newsletters or articles related to FM activities in the Central Florida area within a 12 month period.
  4. Refer individuals to the IFMA/GOC who become members within a 12 month period.
  5. Attend/host study group sessions with those in pursuit of an IFMA (CFM/FMP/SFP) credential.
  6. Demonstrate performance in IFMA sponsored community programs or interventions that can help the chapter grow its membership.
 
If the scholarship award is for Conference/Travel, the Scholarship Awardee may successfully perform the following activities:
  1. Provide blog facts and information to GOC as guided by the Communication Committee during and after a supported event or participation.
  2. Post/submit FM newsletters or articles related to FM activities in the Central Florida area within a 12 month period.
  3. Within a 12 month period, refer individuals to the IFMA/GOC with the goal to become members.
  4. Applicant may serve on or provide at least one (1) year of support services to a GOC standing or ad hoc committee within a 12 month period.
  5. Attend/host study group sessions with those in pursuit of an IFMA (CFM/FMP/SFP) credential.
  6. Demonstrate performance in IFMA sponsored community programs or interventions that can help the chapter grow its membership.
If you have any questions, please contact our Chapter Administrator
 
To apply, please click below

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