Project Management Scholarships

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A project manager’s job is to coordinate employees, resources, outside contractors, and computer systems in a concerted push to finish projects on time and within budget. You must be able to use practical analysis and critical thinking readily in making quick decisions, because while you personally may fall behind schedule your projects must never follow suit.

In order to manage a project, you must be skillful in managing other people and their contributions to the overall goal, meaning your ability to communicate will be vital to your success.

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Scholarships From Private Organizations

Project Management Institute Educational Foundation

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Educational Foundation has posted a page containing a list of its scholarships, all of which are suitable for project management students. Some scholarships are specific to schools, and others can be used at any accredited institution. Examples of the specific scholarships are as follows:

There are also scholarships that can be used anywhere, but require you to belong to a local chapter of PMI, like the Bishop/Kloch Memorial Scholarship for a member of the PMI Baltimore Chapter (or a student descended from a member), and the PMI Mass Bay Chapter Scholarship. There are even some awards, like the PMI North Carolina Chapter Scholarship, that are not reserved for members.

Scholarships From Colleges

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Students majoring in project management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) can apply for University Institutional Scholarships through the university’s financial aid office. The criteria vary, and amounts range from $500 to $5,000.

ERAU recommends providing as much information about yourself as possible to increase your chances of securing a scholarship. For more information, contact the financial aid office.

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage administers the Hawk Consultants PM Scholarship, which is given to motivated, academically capable graduate students enrolled in the university’s project management program. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and attend at least part-time, and the award brings $2,000 per year.

Purdue University

Purdue University’s College of Technology offers a masters in technology with a concentration in project management through its ProSTAR courses, which take place over the weekend and online so you can work and attend school simultaneously. The ProSTAR Scholarship Program is designed to help students from underrepresented groups who can demonstrate financial need or academic achievement, and it pays one-third of your expenses for the weekend courses.

Three students receive awards at each round, and you must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible.

University of Houston

The College of Technology at the University of Houston provides numerous scholarships to support students in its Technology Project Management masters program. Here is a sample of what you will find:

Schools That Supply Scholarship Information Upon Request

Some of these schools offer online degree programs and others design their project management education courses around your work schedule, so they resemble professional training schools rather than standard universities. Here are two examples of the type:

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program

The Undergraduate Internship Program at the CIA invites students to work in its Facilities Support Project Management area in Washington, D.C. The full-time position pays between $38,815 and $41,033, and a thorough background check is required.