Elevating the FM Profession Scholarship Program

The facility management industry is currently facing a crucial period of change, and is requiring more of its professionals than ever before. To help support FMs through this change, and to elevate the profession as a whole, the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) is proud to offer an annual scholarship program, Elevating the FM Profession (EFM) Scholarship Program.


The scholarship program offers 3 fully funded scholarships for the ProFM Credential Program yearly: the Veterans Award, the Students & Young Professionals Award, and the Professionals Award. Each award includes the entire ProFM Credential Program, including study materials and final assessments, to help facility professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need to not only succeed in the changing industry, but continue shaping its trajectory in the future.


Build on your career experience and elevate your FM knowledge and skills. This scholarship is for FM professionals with at least 5 years of experience in the industry.

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners:
Felix Ekuful
Monica Pettit


Prepare yourself for a career in FM. This scholarship is for students enrolled in any level of post-secondary education, and those who have completed a program in the last 24 months.

Congratulations to the 2023 Winner:
Jacob Neil


Apply the skills and experience you gained through military service to your career in FM. This scholarship is available to veterans of the United States Military.

No applications were submitted for the Veteran Scholarship in 2023.

How To Apply

Open to any applicant, access to our comprehensive scholarships is one of the top ten reasons why FM professionals recommend the ProFM Credential Program to their peers. Take steps to earn your ProFM credential today by applying for our scholarship program.

To be considered for the 2024 scholarships, complete the  online application form below by June 1, 2024. This application will include:

  • Preferred scholarship category
  • Your FM experience
  • Short essay (250-500 words) that explains 1) why credentialing is important to you, and 2) how you foresee earning a ProFM credential will impact your career over the course of the next five years
  • Additional requirements apply for each category:
  1. Veterans — Branch of military served + letter of reference + resume/CV
  2. Students and young professionals — Official transcript from the educational institution in which you are currently enrolled/or recently graduated from + letter of reference
  3. Professionals — Letter of reference + resume/CV

At ProFMI, we are proud to be leading providers of high-quality facility management education worldwide. To learn more about our available scholarships or for additional support to register for our program, get in touch via email at [email protected] or call us on +1-651-905-2667. We look forward to helping you advance your FM career!

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Elevating the FM Profession Scholarship Program Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Elevating the FM Profession Scholarship applications in all three categories are initially reviewed by ProFMI staff. Applications that include all required materials and match all eligibility criteria will be sent to members of the ProFMI Scholarship Committee to review and score. The applicant in each category with the highest combined score will be awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship winners will be announced by August 31 each year.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a full ProFM Credential Program. This includes printed and online reading materials, online study materials and the embedded two-part ProFM Credential Assessment. Learn more about what is included in the ProFM Credential Program here.

Each scholarship category has slightly different eligibility rules. They are:

    • Must be a veteran of the U.S. military
    • Must provide Branch of Military served
    • Provide their resume/CV
    • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 24 months) a post-secondary education program at a Vocational School, College or University (Undergraduate or Graduate Level students are eligible)
    • Must provide official transcript/diploma from corresponding educational institution
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Must be employed as a FM professional with a minimum of 5 years of experience
    • Provide a minimum of (1) letter of reference/support
    • Provide their resume/CV

There are no formal requirements for who can write your letter of reference, but we strongly suggest choosing someone who can speak thoughtfully about your work experience, industry knowledge and skills, and/or personal qualities that would make you a good candidate for the scholarship of your choice. Common choices include your work supervisor, mentor, former employers, colleagues or teachers.

If you or your references have questions on what to include in a letter of reference, we encourage you to check out this helpful guide.

Have more questions? Send them to our team at: [email protected].

Are you interested in learning how to become a facility manager? As an essential component of any well-working team, the importance of facility management truly should not be underestimated.

With this in mind, the ProFM Credential Program was created to help encourage continual learning in the field of facility management. Whether you have years of experience in the industry or are new and looking to fill in your unique FM knowledge gaps, this program is an excellent fit for you.

Flexible program delivery and coursework designed so our students cannot fail are just two of the top ten reasons why our previous students highly recommend signing up for the ProFM Credential Program. Want to learn more about why facility management is important and what the ProFM Credential Program can do for you specifically? Contact us to chat about your FM career goals.

Earn the ProFM Credential

Available as a self-paced online course or as an instructor-led program, you can choose which learning style is best suited for you. No matter which option you decide on, you are guaranteed to benefit from access to high-quality educational resources designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise in facility management.

To begin the program, every student undertakes a self-assessment quiz designed to help identify their strengths and weaknesses in the course material. From this solid starting point, you will be guided through digital or in-person course lessons, all of which can be reviewed at your own convenience. Estimated to take roughly 55 hours to complete, this program is a great choice for busy working professionals, students getting ready to enter the industry, or anyone looking to improve their resume.

Sign up for the ProFM Credential Program today

Advance your skills and learn more about why facility management and its trained professionals are essential to today’s workforce by taking our comprehensive ProFM Credential Program.

For more information about our available program scholarships or additional support with registration, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!