Eligibility and Application

2020 IFMA Foundation Scholarship Application

Make sure to download helpful hints document, link below.

The IFMA Foundation scholarship program has awarded more than $1.4 million dollars to more than  554 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 (built environment) 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.



Who is eligible to apply for 2020 IFMA Foundation Scholarship:

  • 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.


Helpful Hints

2020 IFMA Foundation Student Scholarship Helpful Hints

Why download the helpful hints document:

  • Offers insight to completing the form
  • Answers many common questions eligible applicants have

Interested in attending a helpful tips webinar? Click the blue link to learn webinar dates, and times, and to register.

Sponsor a student scholarship

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

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

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