La ARMA Nostra Certification Reimbursement

Purpose and Criteria for Selection

Established in 2009 by Nicholas J. De Laurentis, “The Godfather,” the La ARMA Nostra “family,” seeks to advance the information management profession and professionals by shared networking, assist professionals in developing and growing the profession, and attract and retain the next generation of IM professionals and leadership. The “family” funds awards that go to information management professionals who are either currently pursuing or have recently completed an IM-related certification, such as the CRM (Certification of Records Management) or IGP (Information Governance Professional Certification). These awards have been issued in recognition of past information professionals – Jeffrey Baldwin, Komal Gulich, and Les Bossert. Criteria for the selection of the award recipient include their contributions to the profession and successful completion of part or all of the IM-related certificates. Priority will be given to applicants pursuing their first IM-related certificate.


An information management professional who is currently pursuing the CRM (Certification of Records Management), IGP (Information Governance Professional Certification), or other information management-related certifications, or who has completed their certificate program within the past year. The applicant must not have received any scholarships or other funding from AIEF within the past 5 years.

Sponsor and Funding

The La ARMA Nostra and the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM)

Selection Committee

All applications for each scholarship program will be adjudicated by the Scholarship Committee of AIEF. Each application will be judged on its completeness and the quality of the required 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

Each year, AIEF awards up to six scholarships of $500 each.

Application Deadline and Requirements

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

  • The completed application form.
  • Evidence of being a current member in good standing of an information management related professional association (e.g., ARMA, AIIM, etc.).
  • Evidence that you are employed as an information management professional and have been for at least one year.
  • Evidence of employment includes a letter, on official letterhead, from your supervisor acknowledging your position in the organization.
  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Evidence of successful completion of part or all of the certification since January 1 of the previous year.
  • A two-page statement (double spaced, 12pt font) of how participating in the information management-related certification will help you in your education or career.
  • Evidence of expenses incurred in pursuit of the certification. Expenses include application/exam fees, study materials, preparation seminar fees, etc.


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


La ARMA Nostra payments are made directly to the scholarship recipient soon after all applicants have been notified of the committee’s decisions. All payments will be made in US dollars.

Questions? Contact us.

Currently Available Scholarships

AIEF Education Scholarship - Applications accepted Feb 15-Mar15.
La ARMA Nostra - Applications accepted July 15-Aug 15

Education Scholarship – Begin Application

* 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...