Scholarship News

Participate in the Scholarship Program Annual Conference Online/Silent Auction to Help Provide College Funding

Donate Items Online / Bid until Dec. 1 / Participate in #GivingTuesday

The IAEM Scholarship Program 2020 Annual Conference Auction runs from Oct. 20 until 10:00 p.m. EST, Dec. 1, 2020. Participation in the auction supports the Scholarship Program and helps further the education of students studying the field of emergency management, disaster management or a related program.

Bid on Interesting Items

There are many items in the auction, and more will be added until the auction closes on Dec. 1. As always, there is a wide variety of items, including:

  • Civil Defense era official booklets.
  • Hurricane Irma and Harvey pins.
  • Jewelry.
  • COVID-19 Event Challenge Coins.
  • White House Christmas Ornaments.
  • Sports Collectibles.
  • IAEM Beach Towel.
  • Greece Civil Defense Hat.
  • EM Department Challenge Coins.
  • And more!

How to Bid

Bid in the auction by visiting www.biddingforgood.com/IAEMScholarshipProgram to set up your Bidding For Good account – and then follow the auction using mobile bidding, if you don’t want to be outbid.

In-Kind Item Donations are Still Being Accepted

Items may be donated to the auction by visiting the auction site (www.biddingforgood.com/IAEMScholarshipProgram) and using the “Donate Item” link on the left menu. Donations may be corporate or individual. Pictures and descriptions may be uploaded. The items may be sent to the IAEM by contacting IAEM Scholarship Director Dawn Shiley. The donation may also be sent directly to the winning bidder by the donor if the donor is willing to assume shipping charges. The program values all item donations and in particular seeks items similar to those listed for sale on the site. Emergency management collectibles, such as vintage Civil Defense items or challenge coins (especially event or exercise coins) are well received. In addition, donations of vacation rentals always do well. A tax receipt is provided to those that donate items.

Giving Tuesday and Cash Donations

Cash donations to the IAEM Scholarship Program are always greatly appreciated. This year the auction will culminate on Giving Tuesday. In this month of Thanksgiving, please take a moment to give back to the profession. Donations do not have to be large to make an impact. If every IAEM member gave $5 during this campaign, the fund would grow by more than $20,000. You can donate quickly by visiting  the online auction. Just choose the donate button on the left menu and donate securely through Bidding For Good. While you are there, you can take a look at the auction items and the progressive bidding.


Direct any questions to about the IAEM Scholarship Program or its fundraising activities to Scholarship Program Director Dawn Shiley, shiley@iaem.com, 703-538-3542.

IAEM Seeks Candidates for the Scholarship Commission – Deadline to Apply is June 30, 2020

(04 Mar 2020) Download the Call for Commissioners.

Place Your Online Bid By Mar. 24 to Provide Funds to Send Students to School

The IAEM Scholarship Program “2020 Spring Online Auction” is now open. The auction will close at 10:00 p.m. EDT, Mar. 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 BiddingForGood account. The next auction will begin in April. If you have items, especially EM collectibles, to donate, please contact IAEM Scholarship Program Director Dawn Shiley.

IAEM Raised $23,322 for the Scholarship Program During Events at the IAEM 67th Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia

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.

Awardees of the 2019 IAEM Scholarships Announced

The names of 2019 IAEM Scholarships have been announced. Learn about the 2019 awardees here.

Scholarship in Honor of Robert C. Bohlmann, CEM Established

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