TNAPPA Professional Development Scholarships

Derek Bailey
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2015 TNAPPA Emerging Professionals
Scholarship Recipient
Darcy Rathjen
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2015 TNAPPA APPA U
Scholarship Recipient
Amanda Witt
Middle Tennessee State University

2015 TNAPPA APPA U
Scholarship Recipient

UPDATED October 31, 2016

Emerging Professional Scholarship

Are you an EP?  How is that defined?  APPA defines an Emerging Professional as “someone who has recently begun a career in the field of Facilities Management.” They may have been involved in Facilities in other organizations/agencies but are now learning about the educational facilities environment. Many of them bring the following attributes to the educational facilities management profession:

  • Fresh new ideas to share and implement
  • Desire to be engaged and be active at the chapter, regional, national, and international levels
  • Different perspectives and challenge the status quo
  • Motivated to be engaged with the broader membership
  • Provide significant contributions and seeking mentoring opportunities
  • May introduce different modes of information technology
  • Aspire for growth in leadership and/or a career in Facilities Management

Purpose: The TNAPPA Emerging Professional Scholarship program awards scholarships to facilities professionals based on demonstrated financial need and an expressed interest in being a part of the Emerging Professional group.  This scholarship is intended to help pay for an individual to attend an APPA Emerging Professional Summit or other Emerging Professional training type event as a representative of TNAPPA.

Criteria: The facilities professionals eligible for assistance must be employed at a TNAPPA institution, are relatively new in the field of Facilities Management, have been in the field of Educational Facilities for a minimum of 1 year and have never attended an APPA Emerging Professional Summit before.  Applicants must submit a scholarship application on the form provided by TNAPPA including an approval signature from their supervisor prior to submitting final paperwork to TNAPPA

Guidelines: Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis.  Once the application deadline has been reached, all TNAPPA Board Members will form a committee and will meet to review all applications to determine the winner.  If an applicant is also a TNAPPA Board Member, he or she cannot be on the committee who determines the winner.

Amount: TNAPPA will pay for the registration fee and hotel room including tax if applicable, directly.  All other expenses including air fare, rental car, meals, etc. will be the responsibility of the scholarship winner or institution.

Deadline: December 1st at 4:00PM Central Standard Time.

Directions:  Please complete the application below and return to TNAPPA, either via email to bburkett@utm.edu or by mail:  Brad Burkett c/o University of Tennessee/Martin; 105 Moody Ave.; Martin, TN 38238-0001. Finally, share with the committee your resume or work experience and write a brief paragraph or two about yourself describing your career goals and how this scholarship will help assist you.

Questions about the EP Program?
For any questions related to the TNAPPA Emerging Professional Program,
please contact Gerald Grimes at (615) 494-8671.

CLICK HERE to complete and print the TNAPPA Scholarship application.  Select “Emerging Professionals Summit Scholarship” at the top of the form.

TNAPPA is proud to offer the TNAPPA APPA U Scholarship Program!

Purpose:  To support the education, personal development and advancement of facilities professionals.

Criteria:  Individuals wishing to apply for these scholarships must be presently employed in the field of Facilities Management at a TNAPPA member institution for a minimum of one (1) year.

Guidelines:  Applicants must submit a scholarship application by the December 1st to be considered for the APPA U Fall and Spring offerings.  Scholarships will be awarded on an annual bases and will be good for one year.  The TNAPPA Board Members will form a committee and will meet to review all applications to determine the winners, which will be announced at the TNAPPA Annual Conference.  If an applicant is also a TNAPPA Board Member, he or she cannot be on the committee who determines the winner.

Amount:  There will be two (2) award recipients; Each winner will receive scholarships covering the cost of the full tuition for the program and up to a total of $1,000 for travel expenses upon completion of the program.

Deadline:  December 1st at 4PM Central Standard Time.

Directions:  Please complete the application below and return to TNAPPA, either via email to bburkett@utm.edu or by mail:  Brad Burkett c/o University of Tennessee/Martin; 105 Moody Ave.; Martin, TN 38238-0001.

CLICK HERE to complete and print the TNAPPA Scholarship application. Select “APPA U Scholarship” at the top of the form.

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For more information on SRAPPA Scholarship opportunities, please visit the SRAPPA website.