Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation Academic Scholarship is designed to financially assist qualified students in obtaining degrees from various accredited college/universities in the field of project management or any field with direct relations to project management. The Charles Lopinsky Memorial Scholarship is open to students who are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

Award Information:

Amount: $3000
Number of Scholarship Awards: The number of scholars will vary depending on available funds.
Deadline: June 1; each year
GPA: Check official website for more information
Major: Project Management
Eligible Students: Students who are residents of Orange County and pursuing a degree in project management and other related fields.

Scholarship Instructions & Guidelines:

– The scholarships are limited to use at an accredited degree granting institution of higher learning.
– Applicants who wish to apply for multiple scholarships must submit separate application forms and essays for each program for which they apply.
– Although multiple application forms are required, applicants only need to submit a single copy of their official transcripts, resume, and reference letters.
– The award money is paid directly to the candidate based on a written acknowledgement that the money will be used for the intended purpose.
– The PMI’s various scholarships are open to any student who plans on entering an accredited college/university. Applicants must provide proof of enrollment.
– PMI places a higher preference to applicants who are pursuing a degree in the field of project management.
– This scholarship program is open to both full-time and part-time students.
– Project Management Institute (PMI) members holding elected/appointed offices at the global PMI level and employees, along with their immediate family may not apply.
– The selection of scholars is made by the PMI Educational Foundation and its Selection Committee. All decisions are final and irrevocable.
– The deadlines for all financial assistance programs are on June 1st; scholars will be notified by the end of June. The award money will be released in September.
– The Project Management Institute and its Educational Foundation do not discriminate a person’s race, color, sex, nationality, age, or state of physical handicap.

Application Process:

1. If you wish to apply through mail, download the Application form via this link: http://www.pmi-oc.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=108&Itemid=58. If you wish to apply online, then click here: http://www.pmi.org/pmief/scholarship/scholarship-lopinsky.asp.

2. Write essays on the following:

a. Why I want to be a project manager (Maximum of 500 words).
b. How a Code of Ethics is important to Project Management (Maximum of 250 words).
3. Attach your latest, available official high school transcripts and/or (if applicable) your latest college transcript.
4. Provide a resume that outlines your educational background, work experience, and academic and extracurricular activities.
5. Provide three (3) letters of references from non-relatives that address your suitability as a candidate for the award, and their nature and duration of relationship with you.
6. Visit the official website if you wish to know more about PMI’s various programs.
7. Submit application package before the deadline to:

PMI Educational Foundation
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Note: all submitted materials will become property of PMI and will not be returned. The materials will not be used for any other purpose except for selecting the scholars.

Tips for Applying:

1. Submit your application as soon as possible. Applying online will make things much faster.
2. Ask your high school or college/university how long it takes for them to mail out official transcripts.
3. Ask more than three persons for reference letters.
4. Make certain that you do not possess an outstanding tuition balance.

Candidate Evaluation and Selection:

1. The Evaluation Committee will comprise of three (3) PMI members representing industry and academia.
2. The results made by the Evaluation Committee will become the basis for the Selection Committee to decide who the scholars will be.

3. Applicants who are pursuing a career in project management will be given top priority.
4. Preference will also be given to the applicant with the best combination of academic achievement, co-curricular and extracurricular performance, and the highest potential to succeed.

Contact Information:

PMI Educational Foundation
14 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: (610) 356-4600
Fax: (610) 355-1661
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://pmief.org and www.pmi.org

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