Archives March 2020

PRESS RELEASE: 2020 FOUNDATION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Palmyra, NJ (March 31, 2020) – The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of funding opportunities for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in accredited information management studies programs.

This year, the Foundation anticipates offering three scholarships. All awards are designed to cover costs associated with earning an Associates, Bachelors, or Graduate-level degree in the field of Information Management.

  • Two International Educational Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 USD each. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for these awards, which are funded by the Foundation.
  • One Canadian Educational Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 CDN will be awarded to an applicant currently studying at a Canadian institution of higher-learning. This award is funded by the ARMA National Capital Region (Ottawa) chapter.

The deadline for ALL scholarships and ALL application material is Friday, 29 May 2020 at Midnight (US CDT).  

For more information, criteria, and the application, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship- program/

The Foundation is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession. The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity.

The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards, unless otherwise indicated, will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information: scholarships@armaedfoundation.org.  

We welcome all information management professionals to join us on social media.


PRESS RELEASE: CALL FOR ALL NOMINATIONS FOR TRUSTEE POSITION

(Palmyra, NJ – March 20, 2020) – The Foundation is a leading organization that enhances the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status in the US. For additional information, please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/

The Foundation has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees (Board).  The Board directs and inspires the programs and operation of the Foundation. The position of Trustee is one of trust, and requires the Trustee to always act in the best interest of the Foundation.

The Board of Trustees,

  • Governs the Foundation
  • Exercises corporate powers and controls the business affairs of the Foundation
  • Demonstrates open and honest fiduciary responsibility to its donors
  • Meets once a month via conference call to discuss and make decisions on all matters relating to the Foundation
  • Performs as a working board (Trustees lead and/or serve on operational committees)
  • Serves as volunteers with no monetary compensation
  • Is not eligible to receive compensation for authoring research projects/papers, or to apply for scholarships and/or tuition reimbursements.

Qualifications:

  • Five years continuous experience as an active and engaged member of the information management community prior to candidacy; or
  • Two years experience in serving in a leadership role in a Foundation or professional association.

Term:

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Trustees are eligible to serve up to three 2-year terms.

If you are interested in serving on the Board as a Trustee, please submit your application for candidacy.  Or, if you know of someone who would be interested in the position and meet the required qualifications, please forward this Call to the prospective candidate. 

Instructions for submitting an application:

  • A current resume
  • A letter from your employer, if applicable, indicating support of your time commitment as a Board member.
  • Written responses to the following questions:
  • Why do you want to serve as a Trustee on the Foundation Board?
  • What strengths and skills do you bring to the Board?

The application should be sent via email to admin@armaedfoundation.org on or before April 30, 2020, at midnight Eastern Standard Time.  If you require additional information on the position, please send your request to the above email address.

The Nomination and Election Committee will review all applications.  Candidates who meet the qualifications will be interviewed via conference call by the Chairman of the Board or his designate.

We welcome all information management professionals to join us on social media.