Scholarship Information

See details below regarding the Neil Moodhe Memorial Scholarship presented annually by the Oregon & SW Washington Chapter of International Facilities Management Association

Applications for 2021 Scholarship Award(s) are OPEN!

Program questions can be directed to:

Fawn Wilson, Executive Director at

Application deadline September 1, 2021.
2021 Award recipients will be announced in early October 2021.

1) What is IFMA?

 The international Facilities Management Association is an organization comprised of all levels of facilities management professionals and associate sales and service vendors who support the facilities management profession. Facility management is the coordination of the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization. It is the integration of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences. IFMA is dedicated to the improvement of the profession of facilities management in all areas of business, industry, science, education, and government.
IFMA – Oregon & SW Washington Chapter is dedicated to promoting the facilities management profession. To further this objective, our chapter awards academic scholarships to Full-time students pursuing a degree in facilities, engineering, construction management, building construction, project management, computer sciences, business, or other related fields. Current IFMA members who are pursuing career advancement by taking courses to obtain accreditation or further their careers are also eligible.

(2) What is the Neil Moodhe Scholarship?

The Neil Moodhe Memorial Scholarships are awarded to individuals who are interested in attending classes or courses at the post high school level at an accredited or certified institution or a program to further their facilities career. This includes but is not limited to preparation and course fees for the CFM exam. It is specifically designed to support and encourage continuing education.

(3) Who is Eligible?

Applicants for Neil Moodhe Scholarships must be currently enrolled full-time students or current IFMA members pursing career advancement in a qualifying field.
Applicants must be members of IFMA – Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, or their immediate family who are or will be furthering their education in one of the before mentioned fields. Exceptions may be approved by a majority vote of the scholarship committee. 

4) How Much Money is Available?

At least one scholarship of up to $500 will be awarded each year up to a maximum of $5,000 annually. Scholarships of amounts less then $500 may additionally be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Any unused portion of scholarship funds will be returned to the IFMA – Oregon & SW Washington Scholarship fund for future awards.

Scholarship applicants must prepare and submit an essay that includes information regarding the selection criteria listed below. This essay should be included with the scholarship application. The Scholarship Committee and the members of the Board of Directors will determine the scholarship award winner by evaluating the following areas: 
    • Applicant’s Career Goals
    • Interest in Facilities and Related Fields
    • Awards and Achievements
    • Involvement in IFMA
    • Previous Experience
All award recipients will be notified by the Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship Committee will announce the award recipients in October 2021.