The Northeast Indiana PMI Chapter offers the David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program which is designed to financially assist and encourage qualified applicants in obtaining degrees from accredited academic institutions of higher learning in the field of project management or any field with any relation to project management such as business, technology, or engineering.  One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually; applications are accepted May 1st through June 30th.

The David Arthur Maynard Scholarship program has been named in honor of one of our founding fathers who is still very active in our chapter.  Mr. Maynard serves on the PMI NEIC board of directors as the VP of Professional Development. His work background includes the NASA shuttle program, as well as F16, Learjet 55, and Airbus A320 projects. He also worked as the General Manager of Systems Management Inc. that focused on problem projects.

Eligibility

  1. Any individual who is, or will be, a student in good standing at an institute of higher learning during the period covered by the nomination.  Scholarships are limited to use at an accredited degree granting institution of higher learning.
  2. Must have a sponsor that is a member in good standing with PMI NEIC or obtain one by requesting it from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. Previous award recipients can reapply each year
  4. Full-time and part-time studies are both eligible for consideration.

Must submit:

    • An application.  Click here to download the application.
    • A 1500 word essay
    • A copy of latest available (high school or college) transcripts
    • If selected as a finalist, must be present (at a to be announced site in Ft Wayne) to give a 10 minute presentation to the Selection Committee on the 1st Wednesday evening of August
    • Complete applications will only be accepted during the period of May 1st though June 30th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application Requirements

For current High School Seniors about to enter their first year of undergraduate study, you must:

  • Describe in 1500 words or less, how to manage a project or activity (such as a school project, fundraiser, or community service).  Tell how each of the following would be, or was, accomplished, estimated, or measured:
    • Team selection and development.
    • Length of project/activity and how well it remained on schedule.
    • Cost and how well it remained on budget.
    • Communication with your Team, was it successful?
    • Quality of the results/deliverables; how they were measured?
    • What events, good or bad, might impact your performance.

For current Undergraduate and Graduate students, you must:

  • Describe in 1500 words or less, how project management has supported, or can support, your career expectations.   Tell how this was, or can be, accomplished. 

 Selection Criteria:

  1. An Evaluation Committee will be convened comprised of three to five PMI NEIC Board of Director members representing industry and academia.

  2. The Evaluation Committee will choose the finalists that will be passed onto the Selection Committee to make a final decision. The Selection Committee will be comprised of three to five PMI NEIC Board of Director members representing industry and academia.

  3. An applicant’s immediate family member or sponsor cannot be on the Evaluation or Selection Committee.

  4. Preference will be given to the candidate who will be or is pursuing a degree in the field of project management or a directly related field.

  5. Applicants with the best combination of academic, extracurricular, leadership abilities, essay results and presentation results will then be evaluated to determine the winner with the highest potential for success.

Notification:

  1. Description of the scholarship, application form and the Scholarship Candidate Selection Process is available on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site.

  2. Finalists will be notified by the preferred method listed on the application.

  3. The name(s) of scholarship recipient(s) will be published on the PMI Northeast Indiana Web site  and in PMI Northeast Indiana’s publications as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. All submissions and attached supporting documentation become the property of the Project Management Institute – Northeast Indiana Chapter.  None of the documents provided to this organization will be returned to the applicant.

  2. All decisions of the PMI NEIC Evaluation and Selection Committees are final.

  3. All scholarships are subject to annual funds availability.

  4. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or state of physical handicap.

  5. All monies will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution.

Send completed applications or questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..