IFMA Foundation

The IFMA Foundation works for the public good in support of Facility Management higher education, students studying Facility Management and related fields, research critical to the profession, and increasing awareness of facility management and making FM a career of choice.


The Foundation supports aspiring and practicing FMs to achieve higher education and make a difference in their profession. Since 1991, the Foundation and IFMA Chapters and Councils awarded more than $1.7 million USD to ​more than 500 FM professionals.

These scholarships change lives and are a principal strategy in creating the next generation of FM professionals.

In 2018 the program invested in 21 scholarships of more than $112,000 along with fully paid travel and participation at IFMA’s World Workplace. Giving students the opportunity to network and gain current industry knowledge.

2020 Scholarships

Who is eligible to apply for 2020 IFMA Foundation Scholarship:

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a Facility Management or related field. “Degree” (Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate) is determined by your institution at the time of application submission
  • Applicants awarded a scholarship are required to attend IFMA’s  World Workplace Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IL. – September 30th to October 2nd and participate in the IFMA Foundation activities.
  • Working students are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020