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IIL and PMI Educational Foundation Announce 2022 Kerzner Scholarship Award Recipients

Scholarship demonstrates a commitment to educating the next generation of project management leaders.

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) and Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) are proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who are pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in project management or related fields of study. The 2022 scholarship attracted over 320 applications, going through a rigorous panel of global evaluators from different industries. Eight scholarship recipients were selected this year:

  • Preethika Balaji – Master of Science in Project Management, Northeastern University
  • Conor Bell – Master of Project Management, Bond University
  • Juan A Carreras – Master of Business Administration – Project Management, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Ruben Garcia – Bachelor of International Business Management, Acsenda School of Management
  • Dagem D. Gebremichael – Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Management, College of Architecture, Myongji University
  • Yassmine Faytrounie – Master of Science in Project Management, Northeastern University
  • Tyler Kleinsasser – Master of Science in Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Josh Williard – Master of Science in Sustainability Management, Columbia University

“We extend our warmest congratulations to the recipients of the Kerzner Scholarship,” said E. LaVerne Johnson, Founder, President and CEO of International Institute for Learning. “I say to them, ‘This is an opportunity to continue your intellectual journey in project management education. You represent the future of the profession, and we’re excited for the challenges and successes ahead of you,’” said Johnson.  

Dr. Harold Kerzner, Sr. Executive Director at IIL, is a globally recognized expert in project, program, and portfolio management, innovation, and strategic planning. 2022 marks 50 years of Dr. Kerzner’s profound contributions to the growth of project management knowledge and practice globally. Throughout his career, Dr. Kerzner has been sharing critical guidance to make project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage and helping companies around the world build a powerful foundation for business improvement and excellence.

PMI Educational Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Project Management Institute (PMI), and aims to promote the study and application of project management among young people across the world. For over 30 years, PMIEF has helped youth achieve success by incorporating project management skills into their daily lives.

In 2008, International Institute for Learning (IIL) created a permanently endowed fund to support the scholarship program of PMIEF, which led to the launch of the endowed scholarships in the name of Dr. Harold Kerzner for the purpose of supporting project management education and excellence. IIL is a leader in the development and delivery of custom learning solutions, professional certifications training, online conferences for individuals and organizations worldwide.

About International Institute for Learning (IIL)

Our deepest purpose as a corporate training company is to enable the growth and success of individuals, teams, and organizations with long-lasting, high-quality learning. International Institute for Learning (IIL) is a leader in the development and delivery of customized learning solutions, professional certifications training, online conferences, and organizational learning and media solutions. Our clients include top global companies, multinationals, small and medium-sized enterprises, public sector entities, and professionals all over the world.

Headquartered in New York City, IIL has wholly owned companies strategically located throughout the world, a stellar roster of professional international trainers, and award-winning Media Services and Printing Services divisions providing end-to-end solutions. Founded by CEO E. LaVerne Johnson, we operate daily with our three core values – INTELLIGENCE, INTEGRITY, and INNOVATION in all we do and accomplish with every customer, partner, and employee. Our ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in every life that we touch. 

Visit https://www.iil.com for more information.

About PMI Educational Foundation

PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit professional organization for those who consider project, program, or portfolio management as their profession. Founded in 1990, PMIEF cultivates long-term relationships with non-profits across the globe to help them integrate project management into their youth programs and to build their own project management capacity. The Foundation achieves its mission to “enable youth to realize their potential and transform lives through project management” and its vision for “inspiring youth to achieve their goals, making dreams a reality” by investing in high-quality organizations that exemplify a commitment to preparing young people for 21st century success and an appreciation for both the societal application and value of project management. 

Visit https://www.pmi.org/pmi-educational-foundation for more information. 

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