PMI Tampa Bay Chapter

Non-Academic Scholarship Program

Tampa Bay Chapter PMI

Non-Academic Scholarship Program


The Tampa Bay Chapter of the PMI Non-Academic Scholarship program is designed to provide financial assistance to chapter member applicants.

The Program supports member candidates in obtaining:

  1. Contact hours for non-academic education in project management to qualify for the Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Program Management Professional (PgMP), PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), or PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  2. Admission to a PMP, CAPM, PgMP, PMI-SP or PMI-RMP exam preparation courses [1], or
  3. Professional Development Units (PDUs) required for maintaining PMI certification.

Non-academic scholarship applicants must select a course provided by a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP) or the Tampa Bay Chapter of PMI and specify that course on the non-academic scholarship application form. Courses may be classroom courses or on-line courses.  The non-academic scholarship program will award a maximum of $2,000 in 2013 which may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals. Non-academic scholarships will be awarded based on the reasons for applying stated on the application form. The program is open to any Tampa Bay Chapter member planning to attend a PMI Tampa Bay provided courses, with the exception of members holding elected or appointed offices.


  1. Non-academic scholarships are limited to courses1 offered by a PMI Tampa Bay offered programs.
  2. Candidates are limited to Tampa Bay PMI Chapter members only and they must submit an Application Form to apply for the scholarship.
  3. Candidates must specify which course he/she has plans to take and when, along with a description of the course.
  4. The (non-academic) course must be completed and validated by December 31, 2013. This includes courses completed at any time in the 2013 calendar year.
  5. Non-academic scholarship recipients must pay for the course in advance and will be reimbursed for course tuition upon proof of payment and successful completion of the course. Note: Passing the exam is NOT a requirement but documentation of payment and completion of the course is.
  6. Application deadline is 15 October, 2015 and award recipient(s) will be notified upon completions of their requirements.

Application Process

  1. Go and download the application form from the PMI Tampa Bay Chapter website.
  2. Complete the form and mail it to PMI Tampa Bay Chapter, PO Box 26701, Tampa, Fl 33623 by December 10, 2013 (postmark date). The alternate and preferred electronic address is

Candidate Evaluation and Selection:

  1. A non-academic scholarship committee will be convened comprising three to five PMI Tampa Bay members and chaired by the Emeritus Board to review each and every application as it is received.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and non-academic scholarships will be awarded based on the reasons for applying stated on the application form on a monthly basis.
  3. Awards will be made on a program/course basis until the annual funds are depleted.
  4. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or state of physical handicap.
  5. PMI TB members holding elected or appointed voting offices are not eligible for these non-academic scholarships.
  6. Employment disadvantaged members will receive a slight advantage over professionally employed members.
  7. Non-academic scholarship recipient(s) will be notified within 30 days of receiving the application on a first come-first –awarded basis.
  8. Awards will be made until the funds are exhausted.
  9. All decisions of the PMI TB Non-Academic Scholarship Program and its committee are final.
  10. With permission, non-academic scholarship recipient(s) will be listed on the PMI Tampa Bay website.

If you have questions, please contact Moorthi at

[1] This includes the PMP, ACP exam preparation course offered by the chapter.