AFERM Scholarships

AFERM is providing the RIMS-CRMP-FED Scholarship and AFERM/George Mason University Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Program Scholarship opportunities again for 2021. This year, they will be presented at the Summit Opening Reception on Monday, October 25, the night before the 2021 AFERM Virtual ERM Summit Training.

NEW DEADLINE — Submissions are due by 5 pm ET on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 via the forms below. To apply for either scholarship, you must be an AFERM member AND a federal employee. We look forward to receiving your application and supporting you in making a significant difference in the Federal ERM Community. 

RIMS-CRMP-FED Scholarship

Two RIMS-CRMP-FED scholarships will be awarded, each valued at $1,075. These scholarships cover the full cost of the self-study course and exam fees. Recipients also have the option to instead apply the $1,075 to the cost of the live prep course, which typically costs $1,995. If the recipient selects the live prep course, they would then be responsible for the balance.

This scholarship is intended for professionals who are AFERM members, federal employees, and meet the degree and experience requirements as set by RIMS. The application requires a statement of intent with maximum length of 500 words. To apply, please click the link below.

NOTE: You must login to your member account to access this application. If you are not a member, you can join now and then use your member account to apply.


AFERM/George Mason University CRO Scholarship Program

One scholarship will be awarded to a recipient towards their enrollment in the George Mason University Chief Risk Officer Executive Development Program (GMU CRO Program). The scholarship will be for use in the Fall 2021 program, which begins on October 18, 2021 and ends on March 3, 2022. The scholarship is valued at $5,500. The recipient will still be responsible for the balance of the remaining tuition (typically an additional $3,000).

This scholarship is named in memory of Jeanne Spencer, who was a friend to AFERM and instrumental in standing up the GMU CRO Program. The program is focused on preparing individuals to effectively execute the practices of a CRO in today’s rapidly changing business environment.  In addition to receiving the GMU Executive Certificate, those successfully completing the program receive the CRO Digital Badge from GMU.

This scholarship is intended for professionals who are AFERM members and are a GS-14, GS-15, SES or equivalent level federal employee with oversight of fields such as risk, strategy, fraud, budget, performance, and/or program management. The application linked below requires a statement of intent with maximum length of 500 words where the applicant can also reflect on the importance of advancing the practice of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the federal government through thought leadership, education, and collaboration. To apply, please click the link below.

NOTE: You must login to your member account to access this application. If you are not a member, you can join now and then use your member account to apply.


Past Scholarship Recipients

2020 AFERM/RIMS-CRMP-FED Scholarship

Darlene Bennett, Dept. of the Navy

2020 AFERM/George Mason University CRO Scholarship Program

Angela Crane, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission