2018 Ohio Statewide Floodplain Management Conference Scholarships

To ensure that local floodplain managers have a chance to develop and grow their professional expertise, the Ohio Floodplain Management Association’s (OFMA) Managing Board has approved the granting of limited scholarships for attendance at the annual conference.  Scholarships cover the cost of registration and may include one night’s lodging for floodplain managers who work and live in communities located outside of Franklin and contiguous counties.  

If you are interested in attending this year’s Statewide Floodplain Conference, August 1-2, 2018 and your community can not provide training/education funds to support you, we would like to offer you an opportunity for an OFMA Scholarship.  Please submit your request for the scholarship on your local government letterhead.  Indicate if you are requesting both registration and lodging (if eligible).

Scholarships will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis by the Committee.   Scholarships will not be awarded to Federal or state agency representatives or private sector consultants who may be serving as local floodplain managers.

To learn more about OFMA please visit our web site at   The DEADLINE  for requesting a scholarship is July 23, 2018 (or sooner if the available scholarships have been awarded prior to the deadline)!  

Please direct any questions to:                                    

Cindy Crecelius, OFMA Awards/Scholarship Committee Lead
179 Baranof East
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Phone: 614.891.1595

Scholarship recipients
will be notified in writing and provided with a Scholarship Contract.  ODNR will coordinate the payment of conference registration upon receipt of a signed (OFMA President, recipient and recipient’s supervisor) Scholarship Contract. 

Individuals receiving scholarship funds to attend the 2018 Ohio Statewide Floodplain         Management  Conference must attend the event for those days that OFMA has provided   funding.  Any scholarship recipient, who fails to attend the event, incurs any fees from failure to attend,  or cancels their registration, will be required to reimburse OFMA for any fees paid by the organization.  This agreement will be formalized in a contract between OFMA and the scholarship recipient upon the recipient’s acceptance of the scholarship.  No scholarships will be paid until the Scholarship Contract is signed by the OFMA Chairman, the recipient, and the recipient’s supervisor.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for costs associated with the event beyond the registration cost.  The Scholarship Contract is available for download below.

In 2018, OFMA is offering scholarships to the annual conference with no service commitment.  


Jul 5, 2018, 7:43 AM
Jul 5, 2018, 7:43 AM