IAEM Scholarship Application

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, disaster management, or a closely related field.

2019 Scholarship Application Period

The 2019 scholarship application period for full-time undergraduate and graduate and part-time graduate student begins May 1, 2019. All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDT, June 12, 2019.

Application Instructions should be downloaded and followed closely by all applicants. All forms required are available for download below.

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 2019, 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

Review the Application InstructionsThen, follow the links to the form relevant to you and begin the application. 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, 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.)


To assist applicants, the Scholarship Commission has created checklists for each application type. This tool will help student applicants track materials that are needed to complete a successful application. Download the list for your application type below and ensure that all required materials are uploaded into your scholarship application. The essay questions for your application type are included in the checklist.

Additional Required Forms

Review the checklist and determine which verification forms are necessary for your application. The forms are available below. They may be filled out and returned to the applicant to be uploaded in the Scholarship portal for their application OR the person filling out the form may email it to the Scholarship Program Director at shiley@iaem.com and staff will upload the document in the portal.

Questions may be directed to:

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