International Educational Foundation (AIEF) scholarship programs
encourage development of the international
records and information management community with an appropriately
educated records and information management workforce.
Funding, Eligibility, Award Priorities and Application Requirements for all programs
are five programs:
and Ph.D. Scholarships - $3,000 each
Leadership Scholars Program for undergraduates - $6,000 &
Tuition Reimbursements - $1,000 per semester
- RIM Education Reimbursements - $750
- RIM Certificate / Certification Reimbursements - $500
provide funding for candidates intent on achieving a
Masters or PhD degree with a focus on records and information management disciplines. First offered in 2006, currently
nine scholarships are awarded each year. To
apply, click AIEF
Graduate Scholarship Application Form.
Leadership Scholarship provides financial support for current and future RIM practitioners striving for positions of greater
responsibility that require a college degree. Funding is
provided through a grant from the ACCESS Corporation. Click Access
Scholars Application Form for complete instructions and requirements.
Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Program
provides funds to active RIM practitioners working to complete the
Bachelor degree in order to advance their career in the field. .To
Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Form. Currently
ten scholarships are granted for the Fall Semester and ten
for the Spring Semester.
RIM Educational Reimbursement Scholarship
$750 one time reimbursements for conference fees, travel and lodging for RIM professionals. Click here for more information and to apply!
RIM Certification / Certificate Reimbursement Scholarship
$500 one time reimbursements for for successful completion of RIM related certificates or certifications. Click here for more information and to apply!
funding is determined on an annual basis. The AIEF reserves the right not to
offer grants unless funding is available. The
encourages endowed scholarships supported by
gifts from individuals and organizations. Potential donors
are invited to contact the Foundation Administrator
for more information.
Eligibility of Educational Opportunities
types of course(s) that qualify for funding include, but are not
limited to: Records Management; Records
Archival Administration; Information Science; Information Technology
Management; Knowledge Management;, Information Governance, Data Resources Management and Library
CAREER ENHANCEMENT – People in the early stages of their
who can demonstrate that a particular educational offering will
significantly increase their ability to deal with a specific job
assignment, address a problem, or advance in the field.
STRENGTHENING A CAPACITY TO DEAL WITH SIGNIFICANT ISSUES –
at any stage of their careers, who can demonstrate that a specific
educational offering will enable them to handle an issue of
significance to the field; supervise, train, or develop others (e.g.,
staff they supervise) in a significant issue; or contribute to the
profession’s efforts to deal with a significant issue.
COMMITMENT TO THE FIELD – People who show commitment to the
field, through what they have done on the job and professionally and
what they indicate they are interested in doing.
PART OF A DEVELOPMENT PLAN – Education offerings that clearly
in with the applicant’s past work and career plans.
QUALITY EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – Educational offerings where
sponsoring institution is clearly competent to offer the course or
other opportunity; presenters are clearly qualified through training or
experience to teach or present; content (what will be covered) is
clear; and, outcomes are clear, either from the course description or
what the applicant provides.
COST EFFECTIVENESS – Educational offerings where the
can make the case that the offering is cost-effective, i.e. that the
quality and expected outcomes are worth the investment of funds.
Graduate Scholarship Application
Access Leadership Scholars Application Requirements
Reimbursement Application Requirements
- Complete the application form.
Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Form.
- Submit evidence of being a member in good
standing of ARMA International for at least one year
- Provide evidence of current employment as a RIM
professional for at least one year (no full time students may apply
unless also working full time).
- Prove enrollment in an accredited college or
university program leading to a degree
- Submit a transcript indicating completion of at
least two semesters with a passing grade (C or better)
- Submit the course description of the course(s)
which tuition reimbursement is being requested. Each course
must be RIM-related, or demonstrably relevant to a RIM career.
- Reimbursement will be for the tuition cost only
$1,000 per application. Applicants may receive only one award every 12
months, up to a total of $3,000.
- Preference will be given to those taking
courses in Legal, Finance/Business, IT and HR
- Prepare no more than a one page description
explaining how taking the course will help in furthering a RIM career
- Submit one letter of reference from an
individual able to comment on the applicant’s academic
performance or involvement with the records and information management
- Agree to the terms and conditions of the
Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Submit the documentation indicated above
(either method is acceptable) as follows:
graduate scholarship and Access Leadership Scholars applications will be adjudicated by a
committee of three AIEF Trustees and one non-Board or Trustee member drawn from the academic
community. A majority of the members voting for one applicant
will be needed for an award to be made.
The undergraduate tuition reimbursement applications will be
adjudicated by a committee of three AIEF Trustees. A majority
the members voting for an applicant will be needed for an award to be
will be announced on the AIEF website and at the annual ARMA
International Conference. In addition, successful candidates
will be notified directly by email.
the opinion of the evaluation committee, no applications
received in a given year warrant an award, none will be given in that
Graduate scholarships payments are made to the scholarship winner or to the
depending upon the requirements of the institution. In most
cases, a single payment of the entire award is made upon proof of
Access Leadership Scholars and Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement, Awardees must complete the
course(s) and submit a copy of their transcript showing successful
completion with a satisfactory grade (C or above) to the Foundation
Administrator. A check will be issued to the awardee once
information is received and matched to the initial
scholarship records relating to the application and
evaluation, except the name
of the recipient and the student essay, will be destroyed one year
after final payment of each scholarship is issued. Records for
the Access Leadership Scholars and the undergraduate tuition reimbursement awardees, except the name and
address of each recipient, will be retained for 10 years or until the
applicant is no longer a member of ARMA International, whichever
period is shorter.
information, contact the Foundation Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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