Guidelines and Applications

2020 IFMA Foundation scholarship application will be posted December 1, 2019

The IFMA Foundation scholarship  program has awarded more than $1.4 million dollars to more than  527 students since the program  started in the early 1990’s. Scholarship recipients receive a  cash award and fully subsidized  World Workplace conference travel,  registration and participation.

The individual scholarships  range in value from $1,500 to $10,000 and are awarded to  undergraduate (2- year and 4-year)  and graduate students enrolled in  facility management or FM related  programs.

These scholarships change lives and are a principal strategy in creating the next  generation of FM professionals. The Global Workforce Initiative explores the  expansion of scholarship opportunities to high school seniors, associate degree  students, and veterans.


Eligibility requirements for applicants:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a Facility Management or related field. “Degree” (Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate) is determined by your institution at the time of application submission
  • Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 in FM or related courses. For international students, equivalent documentation of academic achievement level equivalent to a 4.0 GPA. Click International Grade Equivalencies as a basis to determine eligibility.
  • Applicants awarded a scholarship are required to attend IFMA’s  World Workplace Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IL. – September 30th to October 2nd and participate in the IFMA Foundation activities.
  • Working students are encouraged to apply.

Sponsor a student scholarship

If you are interested in sponsoring a student scholarship, please contact Christina Gonzales at Phone: +1 281-974-5651 or

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

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