2023 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, or a closely related field.

The 2023 scholarship application period for full-time undergraduate and graduate students and part-time graduate students begins Mar. 1, 2023. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT, Apr. 24, 2023. Application instructions should be downloaded and followed closely. 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 2023, 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.

The Samuel Henry Prince IAEM Scholarship will be offered to the highest rated part-time graduate student. This scholarship is funded by IAEM-Canada in honor of Canada’s Dr. Samuel Henry Prince, who is seminal in disaster studies. For his doctoral dissertation, he studied the 1917 Halifax, Canada, explosion, and explored how disasters cause social and behavioral change. Published in 1920, his dissertation inspired much of the academic research in the field of disaster and emergency management, and still serves as a foundation for scholars and students today. This is the fourth year this scholarship is being offered.


Application Form

Review the Application InstructionsThen, follow the links below for the relevant application to begin. 

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, you will need to provide required documentation. NOTE: Do not start a new application to upload documents. 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

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.

Questions may be directed to:

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