Scholarship Fund

Charles D. Scott Scholarship for Professional Development

The Board of Directors of ACUMS, through its Education Committee, is committed to assisting members who wish to take professional certification exams. To this end a scholarship fund has been established to help defray the cost of certification exam fees or certification training programs for those who would not otherwise be able to pay for them. ACUMS members who qualify will be eligible to have $100 paid towards the certification fee. The Education Committee of ACUMS will maintain a list of certification programs that have been approved for this scholarship.

If you are interested in learning more about the scholarship fund please contact the Education Committee.

The following guidelines for the scholarship program and its funding were approved by the General Membership of ACUMS at the Cape Cod conference on April 22, 2004.




Minimum requirements for members:

  1. At least two (2) years active membership;
  2. has attended at least two (2) ACUMS conferences in the past three (3) years;
  3. has not received a scholarship for the same exam or program within the past three (3) years;
  4. has not received a scholarship for a different exam or program within the past year.

ACUMS approved certification exams and training programs:

  1. Certified Mail & Distribution Systems Manager (CMDSM)
  2. Certified Mail Manager (CMM)
  3. Executive Mail Center Manager (EMCM)

Scholarship Fund:

  1. The Board of Directors shall establish the Scholarship Fund with an initial grant of $1,500 from the General Fund.
  2. At the conclusion of each conference, up to $600 of any surplus will be dedicated to the Scholarship Fund.
  3. The Scholarship Fund will have an initial cap of $2,000.
  4. The Treasurer of ACUMS will be responsible for keeping track of Scholarship Fund reserves as a separate line item in the Treasurer's Report.
  5. The Board of Directors may change the Fund cap as appropriate based on usage.
  6. The Education Committee will be the body that determines the awarding of scholarships to eligible members.