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The Rufus J. Cleghorn, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Rufus J. Cleghorn, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is to promote and encourage the higher education of facilities management personnel. Consistent with TAHFM's mission to assist our membership in professional development through support, education and collaboration, the fund was established to provide scholarship opportunities for TAHFM members and non-members to continue or further their education. Toward this goal, TAHFM established the scholarship fund through which it provides scholarship opportunities for those interested in the facilities management field.

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Scholarships are accepted on a rolling basis.  Submit your application using the form below.  

Maximum Awards

During each fiscal year (Sept 1 - Aug 31), scholarships may be awarded to applicants meeting the scholarship criteria described below.  The maximum annual award is $2500 per individual.

Application Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be Texas residents

  2. Active Facility Manager: Scholarship awards are first granted to full time Healthcare Facility Management professionals who work and reside in the State of Texas.  Minimum GPA of 2.75 (cumulative) is required as part of the scholarship application.  The applicant is required to pursue a formal degree plan for bachelors or masters preparation in a field of study that compliments a career in facilities management. Examples may include business, engineering, finance, or other related coursework.  These grants may be targeted toward Texas college or universities, or nationally recognized colleges or universities (on-campus or on-line program) with the appropriate coursework and degree plan considered.  Active Facility Management professionals who are members of TAHFM are eligible for an annual scholarship grant of $ 2500.

  3. Students: Students at a Texas college or university who are actively seeking future employment in a healthcare facilities management or related course of study are also eligible to apply for a scholarship grant.  Requirements include a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (12 credit hours) attending a Texas accredited institution.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative) is required as part of the scholarship application.  Students who meet these requirements and are student members of TAHFM are eligible for an annual scholarship grant of $ 1000.

  4. Proof of enrollment and GPA from preceding semester (as applicable). This document should be sent directly from the school's registrar to TAHFM.

  5. A formal letter of recommendation from an industry professional or healthcare administrator is required.  Your letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the source, under separate cover from your application.  Letters can be sent via email to or mailed to TAHFM, PO Box 26498, Austin, TX 78755.

  6. A Written Narrative, 500 words minimum, is required within the application.  Candidates should describe their reasons for their interest in the field of facilities management.

When are the applications reviewed?

The TAHFM Scholarship Committee reviews all applications on an ongoing basis and provides a recommendation to the TAHFM Executive Committee. The TAHFM Board makes the final decision regarding all scholarship requests, typically via its monthly Board meeting process.

How will I be notified about the status of my application?

Once the Board has taken action on an application, the applicant will be notified of the decision via e-mail.




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TAHFM is the state chapter representing
American Society of Healthcare Engineering & Association for the Healthcare Environment

PO Box 26498 | Austin, TX 78755 | Phone: 512-220-4291 | Fax: 512-857-7711