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The IAEM Scholarship Program 2020 “Celebrate the New Year Auction” is now open. The auction will close at 10:00 p.m. EST, Jan. 24, 2020. Your bids will help us further the education of students studying the field of emergency management, disaster management or a related program.
Some items open for bid include: 2019 IAEM Annual Conference challenge coin; jewelry; Hurricane Irma and Harvey pins; Life Magazine – “Churchill Tells How the Cold War Began” issue; Indonesian Red Cross shirt and patches; Indonesian Emergency Management Agency patches and pin; IAEM Beach Towel; Red Roof Inn Package, including a two night stay; and more.
Visit the auction website to set up your Bidding For Good account. The next auction will begin in early March. If you have items to donate, especially EM collectibles, please contact IAEM Scholarship Program Director Dawn Shiley.
IAEM is proud to announce that the money raised for scholarships at the IAEM 67th Annual Conference & EMEX totaled $23,322. Thank you to all members and exhibitors who contributed to fundraising efforts for the IAEM Scholarship Program. This is the largest amount raised during the Annual Conference since 2011 conference in Las Vegas. The IAEM Scholarship Live Auction provided an evening of entertainment and fun in the exhibit hall on Tuesday evening during the conference and raised $8,140 for the fund. This is the most raised since regions ceased bidding on items. During the auction, IAEM-USA Region 4 made a special donation of $3,000 in honor of long-time member and past IAEM President Jerry Vehaun, as he retires from the profession. Other fundraising activities included the Online Auction, Basket Bonanza and monetary donations. The Online Auction raised $3,219, while donations raised $4,937 (including the Region 4 donation). The Basket Bonanza brought in $7,026, a record high amount. Each thematic basket was enclosed in a special blue or red IAEM logo-branded duffle bag, making the winnings easy to transport home.
The names of 2019 IAEM Scholarships have been announced. Learn about the 2019 awardees here.
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.