PRESS RELEASE: 2021 FOUNDATION EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Palmyra, NJ (March 1, 2021) – 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.

  • The Foundation intends to award scholarships of up to $3000 for Graduate level and up to $1000 for under-graduate level applicants. At least one of each will be awarded to qualified International applicants.

The deadline for ALL scholarships and ALL application material is Friday, March 31st, 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 POSITIONS

(Palmyra, NJ – February 22, 2021) – 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 vacancies 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 Trustees 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, 2021 – June 30, 2023

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’s 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 March 31, 2021, at midnight Eastern Standard Time.  If you require additional information on the position, please send your request to the above email address.

The Board of Trustees will discuss and vote upon candidates whose applications meet the qualifications.


2020 VITAL RECORDS CONTROL (VRC) SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Palmyra, NJ (December 10, 2020) – The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation, AIEF) is pleased to announce Vital Records Control’s sponsorship of $3,500. Vital Records Control’s (VRC) support of the Foundation will assist the AIEF in its work as a leading organization that embraces the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals.

The sponsorship comes in the form of a donation that includes 100% of training proceeds from a Privacy Management program on Cybrary instructed by Andrew Ysasi, Vice President of Advocacy at Vital Records Control. It is part of Vital Records Control’s ongoing commitment to support information management. The two organizations join forces on the provisioning of resources to professionals in the information management industry.

 “Vital Records Control believes in strengthening the education and expansion of information governance and management,” said Ysasi. “By partnering with the AIEF, we can take that next step and offer information management professionals the resources they need to set them up on a path for success.”

Donald Force, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation, stated that “we could not be more grateful for this donation and the support of VRC. The contribution will go a long way to support our efforts to provide scholarships to current and emerging IM professionals and fund research projects. We look forward to a growing relationship with VRC that will help strengthen the information management profession.”

The Foundation thanks Vital Records Control for their support that invests in the mission and vision of the Foundation.

About Vital Records Control

Vital Records Control is a leading provider of records and information management solutions. The company’s network of over 100 facilities across the US enables it to serve clients with a high level of service, security, and accountability. Vital Records Control’s solutions for document storage, records management, secure shredding, document scanning, and release of information help organizations reduce costs, comply with complex regulations, mitigate risk and manage their information more efficiently. Founded in 1988, Vital Records Control protects, stores, and provides secure access to various valuable assets, including critical business documents, highly sensitive data, historical artifacts, and medical records. Visit vitalrecordscontrol.com for more information.

The Foundation is a leading organization that embraces 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/

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