LEE SUMMIT, MO / ACCESS CABLE / July 13, 2022 / WEAPON International (arma.org) recently donated $20,000 in funding to the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF), as part of a multi-year commitment to fund programs that help industry and information management professionals. These funds made it possible to receive 4 additional scholarship recipients, for a total of 8 for the AIEF Spring 2022 Foundation Education Scholarships program. This initiative is part of a larger joint program to raise awareness and award additional scholarships and fund educational programs, courses and conference attendance in conjunction with ARMA, the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern the information.
“ARMA’s recent generous donation to AIEF will go a long way in supporting the Foundation’s mission: to fund scholarships and help professionals increase their knowledge of RIM/IG,” he said. Tyler Selle, AIEF Chair. “We are very grateful to ARMA, this is the largest single donation we have received during my tenure at AIEF, and it will certainly help to elevate future professionals in our industry.”
The 2022 Spring Foundation Education Scholarship Awards were presented to eight students. ARMA’s donation went to four recipients who would not have been eligible without the additional funding. Winners include Kaitlyn Greenberg, who is pursuing a Masters in Information at Rutgers University ($3,000); Teshwana Threat, who is pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University ($3,000); Stacy Vandenput, who is pursuing a Master’s in Archives and Records Management at San Jose State University ($3,000); and Melissa Williamson, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the University of Guelph ($1,200). These students joined four other recipients who are studying at the University of Milwaukee, the University of South Africa and McGill University.
“We are pleased to partner with the ARMA International Educational Foundation to help support these deserving students who have shown an interest in pursuing careers in records information management/information governance,” he said. Nathan Hughes, Executive Director, ARMA. “There were many strong applicants this year from a diverse and international field competing for limited funding; We’re glad we were able to help support these rising stars.”
international weapon (arma.org), formed in 1955, is the world’s leading membership organization serving nearly 5,000 professionals who manage and control information in 52 countries. Members represent the community of records management, information management, and information governance professionals who reap the benefits and reduce the risks of information. ARMA provides information professionals with the resources, tools, and training they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework.
the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) is a leading organization that enhances the practical and academic understanding of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a nonprofit corporation with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status in the United States. For additional information visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/.
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