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									              2012 IFMA Foundation Graduate Scholarship Application
                                    Postmark Deadline is May 31, 2012

IFMA Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, not need. Scholarship
applications are evaluated on achievements/accomplishments, involvement, letter of professional
intent, resume and recommendation letter. Please refer to the chart provided at the end of the
application for a definition of points assigned to each category.

Students have sole responsibility for ensuring accuracy and compliance. Any variance
from requirements will be cause for disqualification. No hand written applications will be
accepted. Decisions of the scholarship judges are final. Applicants will be notified of results by
mail or email. No telephone calls please.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for all graduate/masters degree applicants
All applicants:

       Must be enrolled in a facility management (or related field) graduate degree program in an accredited four-year
        university.
       Must be enrolled and actively participating in course work at the time of receiving the scholarship (to be
        awarded November 1, 2012) to be eligible for consideration.
       Must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or be able to document that your academic study
        achievement level is at an 87% of highest grading evaluation maximum scale. This differs from country to
        country.
       Awarded a scholarship must attend IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Exhibition as well as attend
        educational sessions (costs included in scholarship)
       May receive a maximum of two IFMA Foundation scholarships as a graduate/masters student.




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                                  2012 IFMA Foundation Scholarship Application
  1 East Greenway Plaza  Suite 1100  Houston, Texas 77046-0194  +1 (281) 974-5601  FAX +1 (479) 696-9494
   Please provide all information available, make sure to indicate which address, phone
        number and email address you prefer to use as your primary contact data
                      All information must be TYPED – No handwritten
                                 responses will be accepted
Name:                                                           Date:

Current Address                                        Permanent Address




Telephone: (      )                                    Telephone: (        )

E-mail address (1): _________________                  E-mail address (2): _______________________

Which address should the Foundation use?                         Current               Permanent

College/University you are attending? _______________________________________________

What is your anticipated date of graduation?


Education (List schools in chronological order with most recent first):

               Institution          Date From/To         Degree                Major          *GP
                                                                                              A
                                           to

                                           to

                                           to



* Show the cumulative GPA as it appears on your transcript(s), or calculate your GPA if not available on
transcript on a 4.0 scale or be able to show the documented academic achievement level attained for your
country. Following is an example of how we would like to see how you were able to convert your grade point
average.

If the grade point average (GPA) for a particular institution was not calculated on a 4-point scale
(A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1), please convert it to the 4-point scale using the following formula: GPA = 4
A/B where:

    o    A = your grade point at the institution attended
    o    B = numerical value of the highest grade attainable at that institution

Example: A=4.75 and B=5.0 therefore 4.75/5.0=0.95 x 4.0=3.8 GPA on 4.0 scale


Hint for completing the rest of this form:
Discriminate between what demonstrates leadership, versus achievements, versus FM related
activities and so forth.

                               Achievements/Accomplishments
Please list any awards or honors you have received as well as any notable accomplishments.
They don’t have to be FM related.

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  1 East Greenway Plaza  Suite 1100  Houston, Texas 77046-0194  +1 (281) 974-5601  FAX +1 (479) 696-9494
                                      Leadership Skills
List those instances when you have excelled in a leadership role; be specific.



                    Involvement in Facility Management Related Activities
Please describe your facility management related activities or experiences. This should include
any IFMA activities or experiences, employment and FM academic project courses.

                               Definition of Facility Management
Please describe in your own words what “facility management” is and how you see FM being
used in the normal flow of business.


                                   Letter of Professional Intent
Please attach a letter of professional intent describing your short and long-term career goals in
facility management or related field. Please do not describe what you have done, but what you
plan to do in your FM career. Please limit your essay to 250-500 words.


                                                Resume/CV
Please attach a copy of your resume/CV. The document should include your work history, and
notable accomplishments. List the principal jobs you have held, including military service, in
chronological order with the most recent job first. Include the name of each organization, your
title/position, a description of responsibilities and period of employment.
Limit - 2 pages.


                                   Letter of Recommendation
Please ask your most recent employer or the organization where you had your most recent
internship to write a letter recommending you for a scholarship. The correspondence should
highlight performance characteristics that demonstrate your FM skills and potential future success
in the profession. If the recommendation is submitted via email, it must come from the evaluators
email account. If submitted via hard-copy, the evaluation must be personally signed by the
evaluator. An unsigned recommendation will invalidate your scholarship application.

Please list your expected recommender below.

       Name (Last, First)                           Title                           Organization




Please find attached the Letter of Recommendation form and forward the attached document to
the person you’ve asked to provide the Letter of Recommendation.




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  1 East Greenway Plaza  Suite 1100  Houston, Texas 77046-0194  +1 (281) 974-5601  FAX +1 (479) 696-9494
                                      Judging Guidelines
Achievement (1-20 points) – this is an academic scholarship based on an applicant’s merit rather
than need, therefore evaluation of this portion should focus on the academic achievements.

Leadership (1-20 points) – leadership qualities are important for success at the professional level.

Facility Management Involvement (1-10 points) – refers to any activity or participation related to
facility management; focus on facility related employment as well as Association involvement (i.e.
IFMA) is a good indication of the student’s commitment to the profession, but is not required to
receive a high score.

Definition of Facility Management (1-10 points) – provide in your own words what you think
Facility Management is and how you see it positioned in the normal flow of business.

Letter of Professional Intent (1-20 points) – conveys a student’s professional goals as well as
indicating the strength of his/her communication skills.

Resume (1-10 points) – a necessary business tool for the “real world” and provides a condensed
history of the student’s life activities.

Recommendation (1–10 points) - the letter of recommendation must be from their most recent
employer or internship. The letter should highlight performance characteristics that demonstrate
his/her FM skills and potential for future success in the profession. The recommendation is
required in order to be eligible for a scholarship.




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  1 East Greenway Plaza  Suite 1100  Houston, Texas 77046-0194  +1 (281) 974-5601  FAX +1 (479) 696-9494
                              Scholarship Application Checklist


This application for a scholarship becomes complete and valid only when the IFMA
Foundation receives all of the following materials postmarked no later than May 31,
2012.

     Student Application to include:
          Achievements/Accomplishments
          Leadership Skills
          Involvement in FM Related Activities
          Letter of Professional Intent
          Resume
          2 Appraisals
     Complete Official Transcript(s)

Judging is done by the scholarship sponsors and is a time-consuming task; therefore,
specific requirements have been established for all submittals to ensure the judging
process is as objective as possible.

Please fill out the application form thoroughly. Once the deadline has been reached, all
eligible applications and supporting documentation will be assembled in a binder for each
judge. Any submission not meeting these criteria will be disqualified. Please follow the
specific guidelines below:

1. Type or computer-generate the forms. Font should be 10-12 point standard, easy-to-
   read font, such as Arial or Times New Roman).

2. Do not place in presentation folders, notebooks or binders. All entries will be placed
   in a binder for each judge.

3. Please mail the requested documentation to:

      IFMA FOUNDATION
      Student Scholarships
      1 East Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
      Houston, Texas 77046-0194




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    1 East Greenway Plaza  Suite 1100  Houston, Texas 77046-0194  +1 (281) 974-5601  FAX +1 (479) 696-9494
                                Letter of Recommendation
                                             CONFIDENTIAL

PLEASE RETURN BEFORE MAY 31, 2012. Your comments should reflect an in-depth
evaluation of the student and his/her work habits, contributions and effort. This should be similar
to an annual review or evaluation. Include any personal or practical skills this person has that
might make him/her an excellent facility management professional .

Please note that failure to sign a hard-copy version, or to remit this recommendation via your
personal or professional email account will invalidate the student’s application for a scholarship.

Scholarship Applicant:                                 Appraiser:
Date:                                                  Phone:
Position:                                              Organization:
I have known this applicant for               month(s)                   year(s).
Appraiser’s Signature:

Please remit your Letter of Recommendation to:

IFMA FOUNDATION
Student Scholarships
1 East Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046-0194


                                 Postmark deadline is May 31, 2012




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