PMI Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship

Scholarship Type

Academic Scholarship

Sponsored By

Project Management Institute


In honor of the distinguished service career of the founders of the Project Management Institute, the PMI Board of Directors has established the PMI Eric Jenett Founders Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a bachelor's degree in project management or a project management related field. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of up to US$2,000. This scholarship is awarded once annually.

Application and Notification

To apply for this scholarship, complete the Academic Application for Undergraduates and Graduates.  When you complete this application you will be considered for all academic scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required for individual scholarships.  The application opens on January 1 and closes on May 1.  All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application.

To review the guidelines for Academic Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.


This scholarship is open to students who are registered at accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities and are pursuing bachelors degrees in project management or related fields of study.


About Eric Jenett, PMP


This endowed scholarship honors the life of Eric Jenett, who was a champion for the importance of project management education and the project management profession.“Mr. Jenett, one of PMI’s five original founders, was PMI's first Project Management Professional (PMP®). A PMI Fellow, Mr. Jenett was PMI's President in 1971, Chairman in 1972 and Secretary from 1975 to 1976. A founding member of the PMI Houston Chapter, Mr. Jenett was honored by PMI in 1975 for his Distinguished Contribution to the Institute. He presented at numerous PMI Seminars & Symposiums, served on a number of panels, and published a variety of articles in the Project Management Quarterly, later to become the Project Management Journal®, and in a number of other technical publications. He wrote and lectured on technical and project management topics and had more than 30 publications and presentations.” (Source: PMI®)

The friends of Eric Jenett who helped to create this scholarship include the generous funding of the PMI Houston Chapter, as well as the support and inspiration of the PMI Clear Lake/Galveston Chapter (PMICLG) and AJ Collier (PMICLG Founder).

Congratulations to the most recent recipient of this scholarship

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Joseph DelGrosso