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EFAM 2013 Scholarships Mean Career Boost For Recipients
Forty administrative professionals will get the career training and networking they need this year thanks to The Foundation of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
The Foundation of IAAP recently awarded 40 scholarships to deserving administrative professionals so that they can attend EFAM 2013 July 27-31 in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships cover the cost of early bird registration and represent an investment of about $23,000 by The Foundation in the future of administrative professionals. This is the second year The Foundation has awarded EFAM scholarships.
The complete list of recipients can be viewed on The Foundation’s website. They come from across the U.S., plus one from Nigeria. Thirty-nine of them are first-time EFAM attendees and one is temporarily unemployed. They are all career-minded administrative professionals. Though all 120 applicants were certainly deserving, the 40 recipients were chosen based on criteria established to ensure the most effective use of The Foundation’s limited resources.
EFAM 2013 will be a unique opportunity for these 40 scholarship recipients to reach the next level of their careers as administrative professionals. They will have access to more than 60 hours of education and one-of-a-kind networking with like-minded colleagues from around the world. There will also be representatives from some of the most important providers of products and services for administrative professionals. Attendees return to work with skills and knowledge they can share across their entire office.
In order to achieve its goals, which include awarding future EFAM scholarships, The Foundation is currently holding a fundraising campaign called the Amazing Walk. The walk is a virtual journey from The Foundation’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., to Anaheim, Calif. Every dollar donated by Amazing Walkers equals one “mile” to the goal. Visit amazingwalk.iaap-foundation.org to join this campaign and help build a legacy of for administrative professionals.
The Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization based in Kansas City, Mo., that supports career education, research and training for office professionals, in addition to housing assistance for those age 55 or older. It established the EFAM scholarship program in 2012. Visit iaap-foundation.org/programs starting this fall to learn more about applying for a scholarship to EFAM 2014 July 26-30 in Milwaukee, Wis.