EFAM Scholarship Calendar:
Jan. 31, 2012 — Application deadline
March 31, 2012 — Scholarship award recipients chosen
July 22-25, 2012 — 2012 EFAM, Grapevine, Tex.
About R&E Scholarship Program
From its earliest days during World War II, IAAP has been dedicated to helping admins reach and remain on the professional cutting edge by increasing their skills with the best techniques and technology. That mission is even more important today.
During this uncertain economy, jobs have been slashed and companies are spending less to train employees. At the same time, administrative professionals are taking on more work and having to learn an ever evolving array of new office tools and techniques. Professional development is essential if admins are going to stay viable in the workplace.
IAAP wants to ensure that every admin has the opportunity to get the professional training they need. That’s why the Research and Educational Foundation has established a new scholarship program to help new or unemployed administrative professionals attend the association’s Education Forum and Annual Meeting.
If you’ve never attended EFAM, this is a great chance to jump start your career and take advantage of all that IAAP has to offer over the course of several days during the association’s premier annual event.
If you’ve suffered a job loss, this scholarship will ensure that you stay sharp as an admin and could make a real difference as you search for a new position.
Finally, IAAP needs help getting the word out about this new scholarship program. Consider making it the subject of a monthly chapter meeting, order and distribute R&E brochures or write about the scholarship in your newsletter. If you need materials or ideas, headquarters staff will be happy to assist. And if you know any new or unemployed members who you think would benefit from this scholarship, don’t hesitate to refer them to our Web page.
Please take the time to learn more and apply for an EFAM scholarship. It’ll pay off in the long run.