Fifth Annual Pat Buennemeyer Scholarship

The Pat Buennemeyer Scholarship provides financial assistance to research administrators who wish to participate in a Body of Knowledge Review Session in pursuit of becoming certified.

Two scholarships (each up to $1,000) will be awarded. The scholarship will include a waiver of the cost of the Body of Knowledge Review Session registration fee ($299). The remaining balance of the scholarship ($701) will reimburse the recipient for the cost of travel to the city where the Body of Knowledge Review Session will be conducted.

Each scholarship recipient will have up to one year from the date of the award to attend a Body of Knowledge Review Session. The recipient will then have up to 30 days after attending the review session to submit an expense report to RACC for reimbursement of travel costs up to the amount of the scholarship allocated toward travel ($701).


At the time of application, the applicant must meet the minimum requirements to take exam. To learn more about the requirements, click here.

Application Materials

The application must be submitted via the online form on our website and include the following documents in the order shown below:

  1. A personal statement describing why you desire to become certified (Page Limit: 2)
  2. A current resume (Page Limit: 4)
  3. A letter of support from your current supervisor (Page Limit: 2)

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time.

Review Process

Application packages will be reviewed based on the applicant’s credentials and overall quality of the application materials. Scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, July 26, 2024.

Click here to apply for the scholarship