Education Scholarship

Purpose and Criteria for Selection

Since 2006, AIEF has sought to provide financial support to aspiring and current information management professionals pursuing a degree (associate, bachelor, or graduate) in information management. Criteria for selection of the award recipient includes the applicant’s past performance in their program of study, how they will contribute to the field, as well as a faculty member’s assessment of the student’s prospects for contributing to the profession. Selection will be made based on merit.


Eligible applicants must:
Be currently pursuing and in at least the second course toward an accredited educational program pursuing an associates, bachelors, or graduate/professional degree with the intent of becoming an information management* professional or in a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants focused on an information management related degree.
Have completed at least two courses/classes/units of coursework toward your degree.
Have attained a “C” average or higher in your current degree program (or Pass if Pass/Fail).
Have not received a Foundation-funded scholarship of any type within the past 5 years.
Students from all countries and of all nationalities may apply.

Sponsor and Funding

The ARMA International Educational Foundation

Selection Committee

All applications for each scholarship program will be adjudicated by the Scholarship Committee of AIEF. 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.

Scholarship Award

The Foundation intends to award scholarships of up to $3000 for Graduate, Post-Graduate or Advanced Degree level and up to $1200 for under-graduate level applicants.

Application Deadline and Requirements

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All application materials must be submitted by March 15th of each year and include the following:

  • The completed application form.
  • A copy of your educational transcript, including the most recent courses taken. If you are currently enrolled in courses but have not been issued a semester/term grade, the transcript should indicate that you are currently enrolled in said courses.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal essay – two pages maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font. In the essay you should discuss (a) your interests in IM, (b) plans to contribute to the IM field, and (c) include/describe IM-related experience(s) if applicable. The essay should be original and NOT a class paper or assignment unless it specifically addresses the items indicated above.


Funding is determined on an annual basis. AIEF reserves the right not to offer grants unless funding is available. AIEF encourage endowed scholarships supported by gifts from individuals and organizations. Potential donors are invited to contact us for more information.


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.

Questions? Contact us.

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* The Foundation’s current focus is the field information management (IM) which we define as: including the responsibility for establishing and implementing policies, systems, and procedures to capture, create, access, distribute, use, store, secure, retrieve, and...