Robert Yourzak Scholarship Award
The Robert Yourzak Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the PMI Minnesota Chapter, is an academic scholarship valued at up to US$2,000 and is open to all students pursuing graduate or undergraduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities anywhere in the world. 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.
This scholarship is open to current and prospective students who registered at accredited, degree-granting colleges or universities and are pursuing degrees in project management or related fields of study.
About Robert J. Yourzak
A member of PMI since 1982, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 1984, Robert J. "Bob" Yourzak was recognized as a 1995 PMI Fellow for his sustained leadership, advocacy, counsel, and service at the chapter, national, and international levels of PMI. His numerous committee activities have influenced the direction and success of PMI.
At the national and international level, Mr. Yourzak has served as:
- 1987-88 PMI VP Public Relations
- 1989 Ex-Officio VP Public Relations
- 1990 PMI President
- 1991 PMI Chairman of the Board
- 1992 Ex-Officio Chairman
- 1987-1992 PMI Director
In addition, he served as Chairperson for the following PMI committees: 1986 Marketing, 1991 Inter Society Liaison, 1992 Strategic Planning, 1992 Nominating, and 1996-97 Executive Director Selection. He has also presented in over 100 seminars, workshops and chapter presentations. He has led 16 separate PMI projects.
Mr. Yourzak was instrumental in originating Board approved proposals to create the PMI Research Committee, PMI Project of the Year Award, chapter marketing how-to kit, convention display booth, and image advertising programs. He voted on many worthwhile PMI Board proposals from 1987-92, including the establishment of the PMI Educational Foundation.
For the PMI Minnesota Chapter, Mr. Yourzak served as a Founding Member, as the first elected President, as Chairman of the Advisory and Program Committees, as Education Certification Director, as PMP Certification Quality Workshop leader, and as program speaker.
His other voluntary activities include serving as the President of the IIE Twin Cities Chapter and ASCE Minnesota Section. He has been honored with listings in a variety of Who’s Who publications including Finance and Industry, Science and Engineering, American Education, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.