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Scholarships, Awards & Grants

PMIEF Academic, Training, & Professional Development Scholarships

The PMI-DVC chapter donated $15,000 to the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) in 2013 to contribute to the pool of funds that PMIEF distributes in scholarships and grants. The following scholarships are available.  Please visit the PMIEF website for current information about their scholarships and grants.

The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Scholarship and Awards Program supports the development of the best and brightest future project management professionals by providing over 40 scholarships to high school students, university students, educators, and other professionals who wish to pursue the study of project management.

PMIEF Scholarship Information & How to Apply

  • Scholarships for high school and university students – Available to high school seniors and students at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels who are studying project management or other academic fields that use project management in their industry (e.g. business, information technology, engineering, etc).
  • Scholarships for educators - Available to primary and secondary school teachers and administrators who wish to implement project-based learning in the classroom.
  • Scholarships for non-profit employees - Available to employees of non-profits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who wish to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their organization.
  • Scholarships for project management professionals - Available to project management practitioners who wish to improve their professional capabilities.

PMIEF Student and Practitioner Awards

The following awards are given to encourage study of the theory and application of project management by students and practitioners.

  • The James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year (ISPY) Award - Available to bachelors, masters, and doctoral students. ISPY award recipients receive a US$500 cash prize plus complimentary registration, travel, and lodging to attend the PMI Global Congress in their region. Winning papers are published in Project Management Journal, PMI’s academic research quarterly.
  • The Donald S. Barrie Award - This award recognizes the paper that best advances the project management body of knowledge in the field of design, procurement, and/or construction by providing a useful contribution to the engineering and construction industry. The award of US$500 is announced at PMI Global Congress—North America.
  • The Kerzner Award - Available to any credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP)®. This award is granted to project managers who most emulate the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner, PhD, MS, MBA. This award is sponsored by the International Institute for Learning, Inc.

PMIEF Doctoral Research Grants

PMIEF research grants are awarded to foster the development of project management knowledge and to advance the understanding of project management as a profession.

  • PMIEF doctoral research grants – Available to full-time and part-time doctoral students who are conducting research on project, program, or portfolio management.

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