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Scholarships and Tuition Reimbursement Opportunities

The ARMA 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. These awards are being issued in memory of Jeffrey Baldwin, CRM, and Komal Gulich, CRM.

Programs/scholarshios offered:

  • Graduate Education Scholarships - $3,000 each
  • Access Leadership Scholarship Program for undergraduate education - $6,000 & $2,000 
  • Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursements - $1,000 per semester 
  • RIM Continuing Education Reimbursements - $750
  • RIM Certification Reimbursements (La ARMA Nostra) - $500
  • Arizona Chapter Scholarships for CRM Certification / IGP Certification Reimbursements - $500

Graduate scholarships provide funding for candidates intent on achieving a Masters or PhD degree with a focus on records and information management disciplines.  Currently nine scholarships are awarded each year. Applications are due by August 15. To apply, click AIEF Graduate Scholarship Application Form.  

Access Leadership Scholarships provide 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. Applications are due by Sept. 6. Click Access Scholars Application Form for complete instructions and requirements.

Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Program provides funds to active RIM practitioners working to complete a Bachelor degree in order to advance their career in the field.   Applications are due by August 15. To apply, click AIEF Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement Form.

RIM Continuing Education Reimbursement is a $750 one time reimbursement to attend a conference, seminar, workshop, or other RIM-related professional event. The reimbursement may be applied to registration fees, travel, and/or lodging. Applications are due no later than four weeks prior to the event. Click here for more information and to apply!

RIM Certification Reimbursement (La ARMA Nostra) is a $500 one time reimbursement for individuals who have successfully completed or are actively pursuing and in good standing of their Certificate of Records Management (CRM), Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification, or other RIM-related certification. Applications are due by September 6, 2015..  Click here for more information and to apply!

Arizona Chapter CRM Certification / IGP Certification Scholarships provide financial support for successful completion of CRM Certification and IGP Certification for those residing in the ARMA Pacific Region.  Awards are one time reimbursements of $500.  This scholarship has been made possible through the generosity of the Arizona Chapter.  Applications are due no later than four weeks after successful completion the Certification program.  Click here for more information and to apply!

Funding, Eligibility, Award Priorities and Application Requirements for all programs


Program/scholarship funding is determined on an annual basis.  AIEF reserves the right not to offer grants unless funding is available.  The Foundation encourages gifts from individuals and organizations to support the growth of the scholarship program. Potential donors are invited to contact the Foundation Coordinator for more information at admin@armaedfoundation.org.

Eligibility of Educational Opportunities

The types of course(s) that qualify for funding include, but are not limited to: Records Management; Records Technologies; Archival Administration; Information Science; Information Technology Management; Knowledge Management; Information Governance; Data Resources Management; Business; Human Resources; and Library Science.

Award Priorities 

EARLY CAREER ENHANCEMENT – Individuals in their early stages of their careers 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 – Individuals 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 – Individuals who show commitment to the field through their achievements on the job and professionally as well as their future career plans.

PART OF A DEVELOPMENT PLAN – Educational offerings that will clearly mesh with the applicant’s past work and career plans.

QUALITY EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS – Educational offerings where the 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 applicant can make the case that the offering is cost-effective, i.e., that the quality and expected outcomes are worth the investment of funds.

Applications submitted to:

Linda Small, Foundation Coordinator
ARMA International Educational Foundation
11880 College Blvd. Suite 450
Overland Park KS 66210

Email: admin@armaedfoundation.org


Scholarship and reimbursement applications will be adjudicated by the AIEF scholarship committee. Successful candidates will be notified directly by email.  If, in the opinion of the scholarship committee, no applications received in a given year warrant an award, none will be given in that year.  


Graduate scholarship records relating to the application and evaluation, except the name and address of the recipient and the student essay, will be destroyed one year after final payment of each scholarship is issued. Records for all other scholarships and 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.

For further information, contact the Foundation Administrator at admin@armaedfoundation.org