Eric Teicholz Sustainability Scholarship

Through the generosity of IFMA Fellow Eric Teicholz and sponsors, the IFMA Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in earning their Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) credential.

Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP)

IFMA’s SFP is an assessment-based certificate program delivering a specialty credential in sustainability. By earning the SFP credential, you will:

  1. Earn recognition and credibility for your expertise in sustainable FM practices
  2. Influence your organization’s economic, environmental and social bottom lines
  3. Maximize efficiencies and streamline operations to boost your triple bottom line: people, planet and profit
  4. Learn to use knowledge-based, data-driven methods to drive decisions and develop valuable solutions.

 

Eligibility:

  1. Students and young professionals (both within or outside of IFMA) currently studying or practicing facility management or related fields with a demonstrated interest in sustainability as it relates to the built environment

Selection Process

  1. A committee of FM professionals will evaluate each application and score according to evaluation guidelines
  2. Scores will be totaled, and the top applicants will be awarded the SFP scholarship
  3. Diversity, financial need, potential impact of SFP on applicant/community are part of selection process
  4. Scholarship award will cover all SFP Credential fees
  5. Announcement of winners will be announced at World Workplace

Applications are due by 11:59 pm PST, Friday, July 19, 2024


2024 SPONSORS

 

                 

 

Scholarship Types:

  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability + Technology
  • Sustainability + Supply Chain + Technology

Applicants interested in sustainability with a one or more of the additional focuses are encouraged to complete the application and submit.

Five New SFP Scholarships Announced for the Eric Teicholz SFP Scholarship Program

The IFMA Foundation is happy to announce that the Eric and Judy Teicholz charitable trust has awarded an additional five new scholarships to the 2024 Eric Teicholz SFP Scholarship program. Please contact Eric Teicholz (teicholz@graphicsystems.biz) for additional information about the scholarship and sponsor benefits.

Eric Teicholz 2023 Scholarship Bulletin (2024 Bulletin to be available 1Q 2024)

The scholarship, with the assistance of sponsors, provides free tuition for young professionals to earn their SFP certification. The program is administered by the IFMA Foundation and is provided to young professionals based on financial need, diversity, and the potential impact that the scholarship might have on the applicant. The program was established in 2020 and has grown by over 450% since its inception.

The 2024 Bulletin will be divided into three major sections:

  1. Sustainability Within IFMA
    1. Sustainability and Climate Change at IFMA by Dean Stanberry, Chair, IFMA Global Board of Directors and Chablis Lindquist, Senior Editor and Writer, IFMA
    2. Sustainability and Climate Change at the IFMA Foundation by Diane Levine, IFMA Fellow, MCR, Executive Director, IFMA Foundation and Christina Gonzales, Program Support Specialist, IFMA Foundation
    3. Sustainability and Climate Change at the Environmental Stewardship Utilities and Sustainability (ESUS) by Debbie Jaslow Shatz, CFM, LEED AP, Chair IFMA ESUS Community
  2. Scholarship Program by Eric Teicholz
  3. The Awardees: 2020-2023
  4. About Our Sponsors

ERIC TEICHOLZ, IFMA FELLOW

Eric Teicholz is the ex-officio president and founder of Graphic Systems, Inc., a firm specializing in facility management and real estate automation consulting.

  1. Fellow of the International Facility Management Association
  2. Ex-officio chair of IFMAs Strategic Advisory Group, Sustainability Task Force and Sustainability Committees
  3. Board member of IFMA’s ESUS sustainability community
  4. IFMA Foundation’s Board of Trustees
  5. IFMA’s Global Board of Directors
  6. Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) for the Federal Facilities Council at the National Academy of Sciences
  7. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Integrated FM and Advanced Energy Projects Committees

Teicholz graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he later became an Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the university’s largest R+D facility, the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis. While at Harvard, he was a Fellow on the IBM Donation and participated in numerous global projects for the Harvard Institute for International Development.  He also is the author/editor of 17 books related to FM, CAFM/IWMS and GIS technology. Teicholz was awarded the Navy’s Superior Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy under President George W. Bush for his participation on a blue-ribbon FM panel defining the future strategy for naval shore facilities.

Thank you to our donors for helping to make FM a career of choice

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Stephen Ballesty, IFMA Fellow, CFM
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