Project Management Scholarships

project-management-scholarshipsIf you’re looking to transform your leadership skills into a rewarding career taking charge of projects, keeping schedules on track, and leading teams towards goal achievement, then project management scholarships can go a long way in granting your wishes.

In a field that has nearly quadrupled over the last decade, many scholarship resources are available to help defray the costs of your higher education. In fact, the Project Management Institute (PMI) offers upwards of 50 different scholarships specifically targeting new project managers.

Whether you’re just starting out in a bachelor’s degree, advancing with a master’s degree, or shooting for professional certification in a training program, the following are 20 of the most lucrative scholarships available in project management worldwide.

1. Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

Created by the PMI Minnesota Chapter in remembrance of a project management training champion who lost her life at the youthful age of 46, Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship is awarded for $2,000 each year to an outstanding adult student who exhibits Ana’s characteristics of ambition, determination, community service, and innovation in his/her own life. Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a minimum of two years of work experience, be currently enrolled in an accredited degree or certificate program closely related to project management, and be a chapter member in good standing. Applications should be accompanied by a current resume, three letters of recommendation, and personal essay responses.

Contact

Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship
1821 University Avenue W Suite S256
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 917-6246
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

2. Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

In honor of Bob Bishop and Joyce Kloch who were dedicated founding members of the Baltimore Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship is granted annually for $2,500 to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing an accredited degree in project management. Applicants must reside in or be attending school in the Baltimore area, be a member of child of a member of PMI Baltimore, maintain good academic standing, and show promise in the project management field. Recipients will be chosen based on their academic performance, extra-curricular activities, intended field of study, and written recommendations.

Contact

Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship
76 Cranbrook Road Suite 242
Cockeysville, MD 21030
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

3. Carl Pritchard Scholarship Fund

Deadline: September 26th

Since its inception in 1980 by the Pittsburgh Project Management Institute, the Carl Pritchard Scholarship Fund has provided $500 annual awards in honor of the founder of Pritchard Management Associates and a leading authority on risk management. Eligible candidates must be pursuing a degree in the Greater Pittsburgh area in project management at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level. Scholarship funding can be used to cut tuition expenses, cover the costs of a training seminar, attend PMP Preparation classes, or pursue PMI certification exams to improve recipients’ project management skills.

Contact

Carl Pritchard Scholarship Fund
337 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

4. Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st

Sponsored by the PMI Orange County Chapter to provide academic tuition support to financially needy college students, the Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship awards up to $3,000 annually for project management majors accepted into an accredited four-year institution to receive a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Applicants must be Orange County residents, be enrolled with at least half-time status, be actively involved in professional extra-curricular activities, and maintain good academic standing. Along with the application, students should submit an official transcript, three letters of reference, a current resume, and two personal essays describing why they want to become a project manager and why ethics are important.

Contact

Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 15743
Irvine, CA 92623
(949) 451-2002
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

5. Clayman C. Myers Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: June 1st

With the goal of promoting and furthering academic development in project management, PMI Washington DC (PMIWDC) has created the Clayman C. Myers Jr. Memorial Scholarship to award $2,000 each year to outstanding chapter members who are currently pursuing for-credit education with a project management major. To qualify, students must be matriculated in an accredited degree program at American University, George Mason University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, or Virginia Tech. Upon selection, recipients will be notified via email and sent a check to be forwarded to their school’s financial aid office.

Contact

Clayman C. Myers Jr. Memorial Scholarship
400 North Washington Street Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-4804
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

6. Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st

In honor of the Senior Executive Director who has excelled as an award-winning textbook author and project management professor at Baldwin-Wallace College, the Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships are presented annually through the International Institute for Learning (IIL) to provide $7,500 for four of the world’s brightest future project managers. Any undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral student enrolled in an accredited higher learning institution to receive a degree in project management is welcome to apply. Selection will be based on academic achievement, involvement in extra-curricular activities, work experience, and future career objectives in project management.

Contact

Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships
110 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 758-0177
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

7. Dwaraka R. Iyengar Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Founded by the PMI Dallas Chapter to honor a dedicated volunteer who has served as VP Education, Chapter President, and Past President since 1998, the Dwaraka R. Iyengar Scholarship is distributed each year for $2,500 to students currently enrolled in or applying to a project management degree program at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level. Priority is given to students attending an accredited college in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but students who reside in the Dallas area and are attending any U.S. accredited institution should still apply. Applications should be sent through the national PMIEF scholarship portal for consideration.

Contact

Dwaraka R. Iyengar Scholarship
P.O. Box 251231
Plano, TX 75025
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

8. Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Established by the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI) to recognize the distinguished career accomplishments of its founders, the Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship is granted each year for $2,000 to college students who are currently registered at an accredited degree-granting institution worldwide. Applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree, have a declared major in project management or a closely related field, be in good academic standing, and exhibit involvement in extra-curricular professional organizations. Qualified candidates should attach a current resume, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement explaining their career aspirations.

Contact

Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
pmief[email protected]
Scholarship Link

9. Gaylord Christle Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Also sponsored through the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), the Gaylord Christle Scholarship has been created to honor the distinguished government service of the founding member of the Performance Management Association to support the scientific advancement of acquisition and project management. To qualify for the $3,000 award, candidates must be enrolled full-time in an accredited university pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree related to project management. Applicants are required to complete the online application and attach all required materials for delivery before the May 1st deadline.

Contact

Gaylord Christle Scholarship
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

10. James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award

Deadline: December 15th

Annually, the PMIEF hosts a competition to provide the James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award (ISPA) for outstanding students who have developed original and creative research that advances the concepts, tools, or techniques used in managing project-oriented tasks. Participants must be enrolled in an accredited institute of higher learning, be in good academic standing, conduct research supported by a faculty advisor, and submit a research paper that has not been published. One winner from each PMI region (North America, Latin America, Europe-Middle East-Africa, and Asia-Pacific) will be chosen to receive a $500 scholarship and present their findings at the PMI Global Congress.

Contact

James R. Snyder International Student Paper of the Year Award
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

11. Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for PM Excellence

Deadline: April 1st and September 1st

Twice each year, the PMIEF offers the Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for PM Excellence to provide $1,000 to chapter members who are seeking to improve their understanding of the field’s principles, procedures, and practices by enrolling in a PMI REP certificate program. Preference is given to project managers who are unemployed or employed part-time less than 40 hours per week who reside within PMI’s Region 7, which includes California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. Scholarship funding can also be used to cover the expenses of project management training programs that lead to CAPM, PMP, or PgMP certification.

Contact

Jerry King Memorial Scholarship for PM Excellence
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

12. Matthew H. Parry Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Each year, the Project Management Institute (PMI) grants the Matthew H. Parry Memorial Scholarship to honor the life-long accomplishments of the first person from outside the United States to become PMI President, charter the first PMI chapters, start professional project management certifications, and publish the PMI software. Applications will be accepted from any college students globally who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree-granting program with a clear interest in pursuing project management as a career. Recipients will receive a $2,000 scholarship and be invited to attend the PMI Annual Symposium that Parry pioneered.

Contact

Matthew H. Parry Memorial Scholarship
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

13. NSPE/PEG Management Fellowship

Deadline: March 15th

Through the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Professional Engineers in Government (PEG) Management Fellowship is awarded annually for $2,500 to an engineer intern or licensed professional engineer who is returning to graduate school to receive an MBA or master’s degree specialized in engineering management, project management, management, or public administration. Applicants must be NSPE members, have U.S. citizenship, plan to pursue a career in government, submit two letters of recommendation, and be enrolling in a graduate curriculum accredited by the AACSB International. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of their professional experience, involvement in community activities, essay submissions, undergraduate grades, and governmental career goals.

Contact

NSPE/PEG Management Fellowship
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-2800
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

14. OSP International LLC Training Scholarships

Deadline: March 1st, May 16th, August 15th, and November 14th

Every quarter, OSP International LLC sponsors training scholarships through the PMIEF to provide full-tuition coverage for promising young project managers worldwide who are seeking online or video-based training to improve their knowledge and skills in project management. In this program, students can choose to apply for one of three scholarship opportunities to take the PM PrepCast exam prep video course, the PM PreCast course with the PMP exam simulator, or the Agile PrepCast exam prep video course to prepare for PMI-ACP certification. Recipients will have up to one year to access the simulator and/or finish the training course.

Contact

OSP International LLC Training Scholarships
P.O. Box 863
Silverado, CA 92676
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

15. PMI Great Lakes Chapter Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

With the goal of advancing the practice and profession of project management in local educational institutions, the PMI Great Lakes Chapter offers a $2,000 scholarship annually for one deserving student who is enrolled in an accredited certificate, two-year associate’s, four-year bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program in project management. Qualified applicants must be a student member of the chapter, be attending a university in Michigan, reside within the Great Lakes region, be in good academic standing, exhibit financial need, and show leadership potential through involvement in extra-curricular community activities.

Contact

PMI Great Lakes Chapter Scholarship
P.O. Box 35
Troy, MI 48090
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

16. PMI Information Systems Community of Practice Global Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Due to the growing need for project managers who can work with information systems to develop virtual networking collaboration, the PMI offers the Information Systems Community of Practice Global Scholarship annually for $2,000. For consideration, qualified applicants must be pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree at an accredited university with a major in project management, information systems, information management, or information technology. Regardless of their major, candidates must display a clear career objective for entering the project management profession or a related field benefitting from project management.

Contact

PMI Information Systems Community of Practice Global Scholarship
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

17. Project Management Academy Academic Scholarship

Deadline: June 17th

As America’s leading provider of project management training offering a slew of continuing education options to build managerial prowess, the Project Management Academy is proud to deliver 22 academic scholarships each year ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 apiece to help deserving individuals overcome financial obstacles to receiving PMI certifications. Eligible graduate students and project management practitioners should be pursuing an accredited master’s or doctoral degree related to project management with the goal of receiving CAPM or PMP credentials. Global applicants should show the potential to become well-rounded, highly educated leaders in today’s project management community.

Contact

Project Management Academy Academic Scholarship
655 Sixth Avenue Suite 313
San Diego, CA 92101
(877) 637-0450
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

18. Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

Sponsored by the PMI Hampton Roads Chapter in memory of the past president who served two terms and greatly touched the project management profession before she passed away after a seven-month battle with cancer in 2011, the Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship is granted through the PMIEF for $2,000 annually. In order to apply, candidates must be currently enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program in project management. First preference will be given to qualified individuals residing in the Accomack, Chesapeake, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York counties of Virginia.

Contact

Ranzy Gammal Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 62432
Virginia Beach, VA 23466
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

19. Ray Piper Global Project Management Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

In honor of an enthusiastic mentor and acknowledged expert in project management who passed away unexpectedly in 2008, the Ray Piper Global Project Management Scholarship is administered through the PMIEF to award $1,000 to the globe’s newest generation of project managers. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in or applying for a bachelor’s degree in project management, plan to attend an accredited college anywhere in the world, and showcase solid academic merit. Along with the online application, students will need to attach two personal essays describing why they’ve chosen to become a project manager and why ethics are important in project management.

Contact

Ray Piper Global Project Management Scholarship
14 Campus Blvd.
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 356-4600
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

20. Wayne K. Latham Project Management Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st

As a token of appreciation to his dedication to the chapter for over 12 years as past VP of Marketing and VP of Education, the PMI Dallas Chapter offers the Wayne K. Latham Project Management Scholarship to award up to $2,500 annually. This scholarship program is open to all students who are pursuing accredited undergraduate or graduate degrees related to the project management field at accredited four-year institutions. Priority is given to students attending school or residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, but applications will be accepted for all aspiring project managers studying in Texas.

Contact

Wayne K. Latham Project Management Scholarship
P.O. Box 251231
Plano, TX 75025
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

Before you can begin initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and finishing projects in your chosen industry as a project manager, you’ll likely need to complete at least four to six years in post-secondary education. Though the PMI reports that the average salary in this profession is very high at $96,000 a year, you’ll still need to tackle hefty tuition prices and graduate with as little student loan debt as possible. Consider applying to one or more of these great project management scholarships to reduce the financial burden of following your dreams in this in-demand business career.