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Student Information

This could be you or someone you know next year!

Are you currently a student or do you know a student in the field of design, engineering, architecture, project management or another area of concentration that would be applicable to facility management? If the answer is yes, then please don't miss an opportunity to apply for the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA student membership scholarship and the tuition assistance scholarship.

2015 Scholarship Award

The Central Illinois Chapter of International Facility Management Association is pleased to announce the annual Scholarship winners for 2015. Garrett L. Belville and Sooho Park have each been awarded a $1000.00 chapter scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students attending downstate Illinois universities majoring in the field of design, engineering, architecture, construction management, sustainability and other areas of concentration applicable to facility management.

For a photos of our 2015 scholarship winner, and a little more information please read the section below.

Short Bio of 2015's Scholarship Recipient

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Student Scholarships

The Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA offers scholarships to qualified individuals pursuing a course of study in facility management or related studies. The tuition assistance scholarship application is due March 1, each year. Students wanting to apply for tuition assistance scholarship must do so on or before March 1. Any application submitted and post marked after March 1, will not be considered for the fall scholarship. So it is critical that you submit your application as soon as possible!  Details of our program appear below.

Student Scholarship General Information

$1000 annual scholarship. (Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA reserves the right to reduce the amount if annual funds are short, increase the amount if annual funds have grown, or provide multiple scholarships when funds are sufficient.)

The scholarship(s) is offered to graduate or undergraduate students who have been admitted to facility management or related programs, and who seek financial assistance to pursue this education. Related programs include, but are not limited to, architecture, engineering, interior design, plant management, industrial technology, and construction technology.

The scholarship(s) is administered by the Central Illinois Chapter of the International Facility Management Association, a local non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of facility management in cooperation with the National IFMA organization.

The funding for the scholarship is provided by the Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA through two major events within the calendar year, an annual golf outing, and an annual educational conference. Funding is subject to the continuation and growth of these events on an annual basis.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be a full-time graduate or a junior or senior level undergraduate student as defined by your university.
  2. May not be employed full-time as a facility management professional.
  3. Graduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  4. Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  5. Student must be enrolled in a facility management or related degree program (architecture, construction management, interior design).

Requests may be made at:

Central Illinois Chapter of IFMA
P.O. Box 5703
Bloomington, IL 61702-5703

Or online at www.cicifma.com

Additionally, you may download a Word document of the application to fill out electronically by clicking here.

Student Membership

Students may apply for the student membership scholarship any time during year. However, many current student memberships are due for renewal. Students wanting to apply for renewal must due so before their membership expires. The chapter offers up to TEN student membership scholarships! Below are the student membership requirements:

Prospective Student Members may obtain the Student Membership Application Form by clicking here.

Scholarship Application

If you are interested in a Tuition Assistance Scholarship please read the Student Scholarship Information to the right to be sure you meet the qualifications. Then download and fill out the Scholarship Application Form by going to this link: Facility Management Scholarship Application Form. You should return all sections as instructed on the form. Please contact us if there are any problems answering any of the questions or obtaining the required documentation.

The board and members of CIC-IFMA wish to welcome you, and hope that your affiliation with our Chapter will be a rewarding and educational experience. We look forward to receiving your application(s)!

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Graduation Date:

Field of Study

Ultimate Career Goal:     

Garrett L. Belville

Illinois State University


Construction Management

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Garrett L. Belville

Past Scholarship Award Recipients

Click on each photo to read each recipients bio.

Danny Kenny - 2011 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient Abby Ramlo - 2012 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient

2011- Danny Kenny

2010- Abby Ramlo

Sarah Larsen - 2012 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient Brooke Mays - 2012 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient

2012- Sarah Larsen

2012- Brooke Mays

2011 Recipient

2010 Recipient

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2013 Recipients

Jensen Falker - 2013 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award RecipientKathryn Cullen - 2013 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient

2013- Jensen Falker

2013- Kathryn Cullen

2012 Recipient

2012 Recipient

2013 Recipients

2014 Recipient

Grant Ley - 2014 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient

2014 Grant Ley

Garrett L. Belville - 2015 CIC-IFMA Scholarship Award Recipient Local Community Calendar