Most of us know that the Right of Way International Education Foundation is the non-profit funding mechanism for right of way education, providing funds for new courses, updates of existing courses, and other education initiatives. Not as many of us remember that RWIEF supports three scholarship programs, so here’s the skinny.
40 For 40 Launching Careers Scholarship
Launched in 2017 to celebrate our 40th anniversary, RWIEF partnered with IRWA to provide 40 scholarships to IRWA members in good standing, committed to achieving the Right of Way Agent or Right of Way Professional credential. Two recipients from each of the 10 IRWA regions, along with 20 more recipients from members throughout IRWA were selected. A list of recipients can be found at https://www.irwaonline.org/professional-development/scholarship-programs. RWIEF will fund these scholarships for three years, committing up to $185,000. IRWA will manage the program. Recipients must complete course work within three years of the award date.
RWIEF Region Professional of the Year Scholarship
Since 2016, RWIEF has funded this scholarship to encourage and provide incentives for region professionals to further their education by taking IRWA courses and/or attending the annual education conference. The 10 IRWA regions select their Professional of the Year and RWIEF awards these individuals with a $500 scholarship toward course or conference registration. Each region has its own selection process, so contact your Region Chair for selection requirements and deadlines.