The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF), is now accepting applications for the Suresh Chandra Memorial Professional Development Scholarship. The PMIEF Board of Directors is launching this new scholarship in memory of Suresh Chandra, PMIEF board member, who passed away this past January.
As a business leader in India, Suresh helped ideate the first information technology park in Hyderabad, India long before the concept of this kind of campus gained popularity in the late 1990s. In addition, he helped design the infrastructure of a global business school and managed its operations for nearly a decade, establishing it as a preeminent institution of higher learning.
But it was Suresh’s unwavering commitment to leveraging project management for social good that is perhaps his greatest legacy. His desire for a forum in which he and colleagues could both create and exchange knowledge as they promoted the project management profession prompted him to cofound the PMI Pearl City Chapter in 2001. Suresh was also a 2008 graduate of PMI’s Leadership Institute Master Class. In 2013, he joined the PMIEF Board of Directors. His kind heart and quiet strength made Suresh a special member of PMIEF and PMI families.
The Suresh Chandra Memorial Professional Development Scholarship is intended to continue his legacy and help project management professionals reach their professional development goals in India. Awardees will receive up to $1,000 for their selected continued learning course.
The deadline to apply is July 1, 2016, and the recipients will be announced in the early fall.