Access Leadership Scholar Program
Administered by AIEF.
RIM practitioners: Can you use $2,000 to help with college expenses? Even better, how about $6,000?
If you are currently employed as a RIM professional and are working towards a college degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to $6,000 from the Access Leadership Scholars program, administered by the ARMA International Education Foundation (AIEF). The goal of this program, now in its fourth year, is to enable outstanding RIM practitioners to advance to positions of greater responsibility that require college degrees and to advance their leadership skills for roles in the field of information management.
Six awards have been made in prior years to RIM practitioners working in six states across the U.S. at companies including Phillips 66, Booz Allen Hamilton, Sealy & Co, Nova Southeastern University and Houston Community College. Several awardees recounted being the first in their families to go to college.
Access CEO Rob Alston says that, “Access has long been committed to active participation in our local communities and in the broader community of RIM practitioners. We believe that this level of engagement is part of who we are and how we make a difference as a company and as Access team members.” Mike Smith, Chair of AIEF, states that, “This program has enabled larger scholarships, making a real difference in upward mobility for talented people held back by the absence of a degree.”
For more information and for an application form, click here.
La ARMA NOSTRA RIM CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT AWARDS
RIM practitioners: Need $500 to help with certification expenses?
If you are currently employed as an information management professional and have been for at least a year; are currently a member of an information management-related professional association (ARMA, AIIM, etc.); have completed part or all of an information management-related certification program since January 1, 2016; and are able to provide evidence of expenses, you may be eligible for a La ARMA Nostra RIM Certification Reimbursement Award, administered by the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF). This program aims to help information management practitioners achieve certifications that support their professional development.
Six awards of $500 each will be made in early October 2017. The application deadline is September 1, 2017. For more information and for an application form, check here.