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 2017 FMP Scholarships-DEADLINE January 27th, 2017!
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.
2017 IFMA-SV FMP Scholarship Application (PDF)
IFMA Foundation 2015 ScholarshipValue: $5,000, plus travel to World Workplace in Denver, CO in October
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
Mentoring Program – Among the free benefits to our members and to scholarship recipients is a formal mentoring program where mentees (regardless of age) are paired with mentors who are local FM leaders in our chapter. The program focuses on career development and best practices in FM. The pairs meet one-on-one throughout the year and at group quarterly meetings, bringing together mentees and mentor pairs to share with one another or hear a speaker on a specific topic. The program 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 in our diverse communities exposure to the world of FM to assist them in pursuing an FM career.
To learn more about the Mentoring Program, please download the Mentoring Program Brochure. If you are interested in joining the program as a mentee, please download and fill out the Mentee Profile Form, and if you want to join as a mentor, download and fill out the Mentor Profile Form. Please email the forms back to our chapter administrator at email@example.com and you will be contacted by one of our mentoring program coordinators.