The Foundation’s scholarship program encourages the development of information management community with an appropriately educated information management workforce. To accomplish this, the Foundation offers a variety of funding opportunities for current and aspiring RIM professionals. These awards include scholarships and reimbursement awards to cover costs associated with:
- earning a bachelor’s degree;
- earning a graduate-level degree;
- earning the CRM (Certification of Records Management), IGP (Information Governance Professional Certification), or other RIM-related certifications; and attend conferences, seminars, and other RIM-related professional events.
Funding is determined on an annual basis. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer grants unless funding is available. The Foundation encourages endowed scholarships supported by gifts from individuals and organizations. Potential donors are invited to contact the Foundation for more information.
All applications for each scholarship program will be adjudicated by the Scholarship Committee. Each application will be judged based on its completeness and the quality of the requirement components. If, in the opinion of the committee, no applications received in a given year warrant an award, none will be given in that year.
Graduate scholarships payments are made directly to the scholarship winner soon after all applicants have been notified of the committee’s decisions. All payments will be made in US dollars.