2024 IAEM Scholarship Application


The 2024 IAEM Scholarship Application Period has been extended to May 20

IAEM scholarships are awarded through a competitive process to students worldwide, who are pursuing an associate or diploma, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in emergency management, or a closely related field.

The 2024 scholarship application period for full-time undergraduate and graduate students and part-time graduate students begins Feb. 15, 2024. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT, May 20, 2024.

Application instructions should be downloaded and followed closely. A checklist is available below to help you gather materials.

In 2017, a special undergraduate scholarship was named for the Scholarship Program co-founder, Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM: The Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM, Scholarship for Service in Emergency Management. In 2024, this scholarship again will be awarded to the undergraduate student who has the highest score under the scholarship rating system. Other undergraduate and graduate scholarships will be awarded as IAEM scholarships.


Application Form

View the Application Instructions, then follow the links below for the relevant application to begin. 

Begin the Full-time Undergraduate Application

Begin the Full-time Graduate Application

Begin the Part-time Graduate Application


Logging In: You will be prompted to log in prior to starting an application. IAEM members should use their current user name and password. If you are NOT an IAEM member and have not registered with us before to attend a conference or for any other event or purchase, choose to register and you will receive a login and password. (Note: you do not have to be a member of IAEM to apply for a scholarship. Registering provides you limited access to IAEM programs, such as certification, scholarship, or meeting registrations.)


After you complete the application form (which are no longer available), you will need to provide required documentation as it becomes available. NOTE: Do not start a new application to upload documents. Upload documents as they become available. To upload required documentation (review the checklist for your application below), login and visit the Dashboard from the top menu. Access your scholarship application and upload per the application instructions.



Application Checklists (Including Required Essay Questions)

To assist applicants, the Scholarship Commission has created checklists for each application type. This tool helps student applicants track materials that are needed to complete a successful application. Download the checklist for your application type below to ensure that all required materials are uploaded into your scholarship application portal. All files uploaded to the application portal must be in .pdf format.


NOTE: The essay questions for each application type are included in the checklist.


View the 2024 Scholarship How-to Webinar for instructions and examples on how to complete your application.


Additional Benefits for Scholarship Recipients

In addition to being awarded a scholarship, IAEM Scholarship recipients receive a full registration for the IAEM Annual Conference, Nov. 15-21, in Colorado Springs, Colorado (not including transportation and lodging). Also, one essay for each recipient will be selected and published in the IAEM Bulletin.


Questions may be directed to:

Dawn M. Shiley, IAEM Scholarship Program Director, dawn@iaem.com, or 703-538-3542.