FM Student Programs



The Foundation supports aspiring and practicing FMs to achieve higher education and make a difference in their profession. Since 1991, the Foundation and IFMA Chapters and Councils awarded more than $1.7 million USD to ​more than 500 FM professionals.

These scholarships change lives and are a principal strategy in creating the next generation of FM professionals. 

In 2018 the program invested in 22 scholarships of more than $112,000 along with fully paid travel and participation at IFMA's World Workplace. Giving students the opportunity to network and gain current industry knowledge.

Eligibility requirements for all applicants:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a Facility Management or related field. “Degree” is determined (Associate, Bachelors or Graduate) as defined by your institution at the time of application submission. 

  • A working student is acceptable

  • Must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 in FM or related courses or documented confirming academic study achievement is at least 80% of highest grade scale as defined in the student’s country of study.

  • Applicants awarded a scholarship are required to attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Exhibition (WW) to be held in Phoenix, Arizona October 15 – 19 in order to receive the scholarship.  Travel and associated expenses are part of the scholarship award and offered to students though a single standardized grant. The award also includes full student registration for the conference. 

​Click the green link to download the application guidelines and the application form. If you have any question please contact Christina Gonzales, Program Support Specialist, by email or phone at or +1 281-974-5651.

Student Internship Job Board

Looking for internship opportunities?  Need student interns?

The IFMA Foundation in cooperation with IFMA is proud to present our new Internship Board.  Connecting students and industry via internships is a key component of the Foundation's Global Workforce Initiate encouraging FM as a Career of Choice.  

Click here to visit the Internship Board

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