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Jack Dierdorff Scholarship
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The Jack Dierdorff Scholarship was established February 22, 2010 in honor of Jack Dierdorff (1918-2009) who, throughout his career, encouraged and promoted professional growth and development within the commercial real estate industry, making a difference in the lives and careers of many.

The scholarship provides an educational opportunity for an individual who is currently pursuing or engaged in a career in property or facility management in the commercial real estate industry who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship covers the cost of one in-class course that can be applied toward a BOMI designation. For more information on designations, please visit our Education Opportunities page.



The annual application is posted every summer and submissions are typically accepted until the end of October of that year. Applications will be accepted through February 2020 and scholarship recipient(s) will be notified by email in February 2020 and can be used immediately.


Completed applications are evaluated in an objective and nondiscriminatory manner by an independent selection committee of BOMA Seattle King County. For additional details on scholarship terms and conditions, download the 2019 Jack Dierdorff Scholarship Application. Please note this packet was developed for the 2019 award and is subject to change. 



Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently employed in a career in the property or facility management in the commercial real estate industry
  • Applicant's company must be a member of BOMA Seattle King County in good standing
  • Applicant must have been employed in some aspect of the commercial real estate industry for at least 12 months
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need; not reimbursable by employer

Scholarship Details

  •  At least two (2) BOMI designation class scholarships per calendar year will be awarded by BOMA Seattle King County to two (2) recipients
  • An applicant can only be awarded a scholarship every two years; limited to one scholarship per person, per two-year period. For example: If an applicant is awarded in 2015, the next scholarship they are eligible for will be in 2017
  • Applicable for one (1) BOMI course offered as a Classroom Delivery Option by BOMA Seattle King County
  • Each scholarship covers the amount of one (1) in-class BOMI course, the coursebook/material and exam only
  • Applicant is responsible for designation enrollment fees, parking fees, exam re-takes and any other fees associated with the course
  • If an applicant changes jobs after their submission and is awarded a scholarship, they must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the scholarship is awarded

Submission Materials

  •  A complete Application Form
  • Two brief letters of recommendation- Both from an industry source

- Both from an industry source (employer, mentor, instructor, etc.) 

  • Personal Statement (one-page) includes:

- Explanation of financial need for scholarship assistance

- Statement of purpose and intent, including career objectives and other information such as community service, leadership activities, etc.

- How a BOMI International education would impact the applicant's professional career

- An indication of whether or not the applicant is eligible to receive financial support from employer 



If you wish to support the Jack Dierdorff Scholarship Program by making a contribution, please donate online or complete and return the Contribution Form and submit to BOMA Seattle King County. Contributions can be made by companies and individuals. There are no limits on contributions to the Jack Dierdorff Scholarship. All contributions are graciously appreciated and accepted anytime.
For additional scholarship questions, please contact Justin Wallander.


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