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 announce a new scholarship program, Elevating the FM Profession (EFM) Scholarship Program.


The scholarship program will offer 3 fully funded scholarships for the ProFM Credential Program yearly: the Veterans Award, the Students 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.

Note: The scholarship application deadline has passed for 2019. Applications for the 2020 scholarship will be accepted from January 1 – June 1, 2020.


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 Our 2019 Winners!
Olakunle Ojuolape
Engr. Umoh Etukudoh


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 Our 2019 Winner!
Blessing Ogunleye


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.

Congratulations to Our 2019 Winner!
William Smith

How To Apply

Ready to apply? To be considered, you must fill out an online application form which will be posted here on Jan. 1, 2020. This application will include:

  • Preferred Scholarship Category
  • Your FM experience
  • Short essay (250-500 words) that explains why credentialing is important to you, and 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:
    • Veterans: Branch of Military served + Letter of Reference + Resume/CV
    • Students: Official transcript from the educational institution in which you are currently enrolled/or recently graduated from + Letter of Reference
    • Professionals: Letter of Reference + Resume/CV

2020 Applications will be accepted Jan. 1 – June 1, 2020.

The application form will be available on this page.

2019 Scholarship recipients are listed above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Elevating the FM Profession Scholarship applications in all three categories are initially reviewed by the ProFM Scholarship team. Applications that include all required materials and match all eligibility criteria will be sent to members of the Professional Facility Management Institute (ProFMI) Commission for review. ProFMI Commission members will then select winners for all three categories from the remaining applications.

Want to know more about the ProFMI Commission? Click here.

We received a large quantity of applications for the 2019 Scholarship Program, therefore the winners announcement will be announced in late August after all entries have been reviewed by the ProFMI Commission.

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: info@profmi.org.