Access/AIEF Scholarship Recipients

Two awards – of $6,000 and $2,000 each – are available for the last time to actively-engaged records and information management (RIM) practitioners who are currently pursuing a college degree. Applications are due by July 31, 2016, and awards will be presented at the ARMA International Annual Conference.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently employed as a records and information management (RIM) professional.
  • Possess at least five years of experience working in RIM.
  • Established as an ARMA member in good standing for at least one year.
  • Enrolled in an accredited college degree program.
  • Successfully completed two semesters of college with a C or above grade-level average.

For more information and an application form, please visit the AIEF’s Grants/Scholarships page.


Access and the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) joined forces early in 2013 to provide scholarships to outstanding in-service RIM practitioners in order to help them advance to positions of greater responsibility, which require college degrees, and to advance in their leadership roles in the industry itself. Access has committed $25,000 over three years to the Access Leadership Scholars Endowment, administered by AIEF.

Announcing the program’s creation, Access Chief Executive Officer, Rob Alston, said “The Access Leadership Scholars Endowment is important to us for many reasons. Our company highly values personal, professional achievement and we believe in helping make that happen. Facilitating advancement of people engaged in our industry – those who will shape its future – is a responsibility we believe falls squarely on our shoulders if we are to succeed in carrying out our company’s stated mission. We are proud to have established this partnership with the ARMA International Educational Foundation and look forward to funding this endowment for many years to come.”

Nick De Laurentis, CRM, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the AIEF, stressed that “The Access Leadership Scholars Endowment strengthens our current tuition reimbursement grant program by enabling larger scholarships. Access’ participation is going to make a real difference in the upward mobility for talented people held back by the lack of a degree. We sincerely thank Access for establishing this program.”