The PMI Northern Alberta Chapter has funded the creation of the Judy Hardement Memorial Professional Development Scholarship to assist project managers in funding continuing education coursework to be used for professional development related to project, program, and portfolio management or project management in general. This scholarship is valued at up to US$1,000.
Application and Notification
To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Professional Development and Training Scholarship Application. When you complete the application, you will be considered for all professional development scholarships for which you meet the criteria, so separate applications are not required.
Applications from interested candidates must be received by PMIEF no later than April 1, each year. All notification of application status will be made to the email address you provide in your scholarship application. Upon award, the recipient must register and pay for his/her professional development course and then send confirmation of registration and payment to PMIEF.
Upon receipt of this documentation, PMIEF will reimburse the recipient(s) up to the value of the scholarship amount awarded.
To review the guidelines for Professional Development and Training Scholarships, please visit the Scholarship Guidelines.
Scholarships may be awarded in whole or in part to one or more individuals during the annual scholarship cycle and will be awarded based on the following order of priority:
1st Priority: A member or family member of the PMI Northern Alberta Chapter. Applicants must specify the course on the scholarship application form.
2nd Priority: Any individual residing within the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, or the Northwest Territory. Applicants must specify the course on the scholarship application form.
3rd Priority: Any individual residing anywhere in Canada. Applicants must specify the course on the scholarship application form.
Judy was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She always had an interest in healthcare, working at the Swift Current Union Hospital from the time since her children were small. Judy was always a very dedicated worker, rarely missing work and always trying to do her job as efficiently as possible and continually looking for ways to improve how things were done. Judy raised 3 daughters and committed to working full time both at work and full time as a single parent.
Judy was a role model in lifelong learning and continual upgrading. She decided to move to Alberta in 2005 to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. Once again she chose to continue in the healthcare field working for Alberta Health Services in Seniors Health in Westlock where she made several close connections and friendships. She found this to be very rewarding and she spoke highly of those she worked with. She took several courses through Athabasca University to improve her knowledge and continued to work to improve the quality of life of the people affected by the policies and operations which she managed.
In 2010, Judy joined the Project Management Institute and volunteered as the Vice President of Administration for the Northern Alberta Chapter. Her love for PMI was apparent and she gave much of her time to this organization. Eventually she went on to become both President Elect and President of the chapter. Going to meetings and conventions and continually learning from others in this organization made her very happy. She got to combine her love of travel and of learning when she would go to the conventions.
In 2012 Judy accepted a position working for Covenant Health as Corporate Lead, Operational Improvement for Mental Health and Seniors Care. Her love for policies and procedures was evident in her daily work life. Those who worked with her saw her as an inspiration and motivator towards improving the lives of Albertans.
Unfortunately, Judy was diagnosed with rapid and incurable cancer in June of 2015. She rarely complained and kept up with her positive attitude and tried to make sure those around her would be ok. In the end, she was concerned about getting the last of her project work completed so that everything at work would run as smoothly as it could. One wish she had expressed to her daughters prior to her passing in August 2015 was that she would like to have a scholarship in her name not for recognition but because of her love of learning and that she wanted to improve someone else’s life. It was with honor that her daughters accepted the PMI Northern Alberta Chapter’s request to do just that.