Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Type

Academic Scholarship

Sponsored By

Former PMI Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical SIG and Family and Friends of Ray Piper


To honor the memory of Ray Piper an academic scholarship was created.  The Ray Piper Global Project Management Education Scholarship is awarded annually in the amount up to US$1,000.

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 academic scholarship is open to any student enrolled in or applying for an accredited undergraduate academic degree program in project management or a related field of study at any college or university anywhere in the world.


About Ray Piper

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Ray Piper

Ray Piper was an acknowledged expert in project management, a caring colleague, and an enthusiastic mentor for those who wished to learn. As most people know, Ray passed away suddenly in the UK in October 2008.

Ray was very involved in various organizations such as the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACEI), Rice Global Engineering and Construction Forum, Greater New Orleans Business Roundtable, University of St. Thomas, Houston Business Roundtable, University of Houston, and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, to name a few.

One of Ray’s greatest passions was training and education so that he could help young people become more empowered with knowledge and better shielded by lessons learned. Ray was outstanding in his teaching skills and in his generosity with information for his many students and protégés.

This scholarship is sponsored by the PMI Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Specific Interest Group, the PMI Clear Lake/Galveston Chapter, and other friends of Ray Piper.

Congratulations to the most recent recipient of this scholarship

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Drew Sorenson