Scholarship Criteria

APPLICATION CRITERIA AND RELEVANT INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL KANSAS CITY IFMA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Following are guidelines, which will be used by the selection committee to determine the applicant’s eligibility.

1. Letter of Professional Intent (to be type written by the scholarship applicant and include):

  • Description of applicant's short term and long term career goals
  • Written demonstration of a general understanding and awareness of facility management concepts and issues.
  • Relevant connections between the applicant's education and the field of facility management

2. Appraisals and Recommendations:

  • To be prepared by two faculty members (academicians) who are selected by applicant. In the case of applicants with employment history directly related to facility management, one academician and one previous employer.

3. Excellence and Involvement:

  • Accomplishments and indications of applicant's potential to achieve and excel.
  • These may include professional memberships, internships, employment, special projects outside of course work, exceptional performance on class projects, awards, honors, and demonstrated dedication to professionalism.

4. Grade Point Average:

  • Official transcripts required as validation of scholastic achievement. A pdf of the transcript will be accepted.

5. Personal Interview with Selection Committee:

  • Finalists will be called to speak with the selections committee to answer questions and comment on the application information submitted.

 

DEADLINE: 

Original applications must be received on or before April 30th at 11:59pm.  

 

APPLICATION:  

Click here to download the ifmaKC Scholarship Application

        Submittal Email Address:  Scholarship@kcifma.com 
        Note: Please submit all items in PDF format if possible.

 

ABOUT THE PROCESS OF SELECTION:

Upon receipt and evaluation of the applications, finalists will be called for an interview with the selection committee in late May. The committee will make a final decision shortly thereafter and the successful individual(s) will be notified.  Applicants who receive scholarship awards, Scholar(s) will be asked to provide a picture for public announcements on the ifmaKC website and newsletter.

The Annual ifmaKC Scholar(s) will receive their scholarship and be recognized at a Chapter Golf Tournament in June.

 

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL RENUNCIATION:

A review committee of professionals representing the facility management field in the Kansas City area will select the Annual ifmaKC Scholar(s). The committee has the privilege of modifying the selection criteria prior to the review and selection process, asking for additional information from applicants, and choosing not to award a scholarship if applicants' qualifications do not favorably compare with their standards as well as those of IFMA. Their judgment will be final.  

    

Questions about the application process may be directed to the ifmaKC Scholarship Committee Chair via Scholarship@kcifma.com.