IFMA Silicon Valley’s Scholarship & Mentoring Programs

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

 

IFMA Silicon Valley Chapter 2019 FMP Scholarships-DEADLINE February 1st, 2019!

Value: up to $2,400  (Four FMP classes)

The IFMA-SV scholarship program is locally funded by donations from chapter members and firms, as well as, fundraising events throughout the year. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and other criteria including recommendations and career goals. Two (2) FMP scholarships will be made available this year for our locally taught classes.

Apply Here:
2019 IFMA-SV FMP Scholarship Application (PDF)

 

Mentoring Program

Among the free benefits to or members and to scholarship recipients is a formal one-year mentoring program. Mentees (regardless of age) are paired with mentors who are seasoned FM professionals in our chapter. The program focuses on career development and best practices in FM and assists facility managers with less experience explore career goals and/or enhance their skill set and understanding of FM to achieve their greatest potential. It also offers students within our diverse communities exposure to the world of FM to assist them in pursuing an FM career.

The mentee and mentor pairs meet one-on-one on a quarterly basis for a 12-month period and attend group quarterly meetings that bring them together to share, network and hear speakers on topics pertaining to career advancement.

Mentees and mentors can join the program at any time during the year. To learn more about the Mentoring Program, please download the Mentoring Program Brochure. If you are interested in joining the program as either a mentee or a mentor, please download and fill out the Mentee or Mentor Application Form.  Email the application form to our chapter administrator at admin@ifmasv.org and you will be contacted by our mentoring program coordinator

“I joined the mentoring program because of my desire to transition into the field of facilities management. I am proud to say that I have successfully done so and that I am the new director of facilities at a major company. My mentor was very helpful in providing insights into FM and advising me prior to my interview with the company. I just wanted to thank IFMA for all the help and for referring me to the mentoring program.”

Mentoring Program Brochure

IFMA- SV Mentor Form (PDF)

IFMA- SV Mentee Form (PDF)

IFMA- SV Mentoring Program Contract Form (PDF)

 

IFMA Foundation Scholarship Value: $5,000

The Foundation supports aspiring and practicing FMs in their efforts to reach higher, go farther and make a difference.  Graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in facility management or related fields maybe eligible to apply.  In 2012, the Foundation awarded $165,000 in scholarships and conference travel grants to more than 40 students, and in 2013 awarded more than $150,000 to 35 students at IFMA’s World Workplace in San Antonio and Philadelphia respectively. Student awards included both a scholarship towards the pursuit of their FM degree and fully paid travel and attendance at the conference. Since 1991, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.1 million to hundreds of aspiring FM professionals.http://foundation.ifma.org/academics/fm-student-scholarships