Supporting our members in the work they do

NIGP Scholarship Program

NIGP Scholarship Program

Every single day, with every effort we make at NIGP our focus is on our mission to develop, support, promote our members and the work that you do. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a brighter light on that work, and how important it is for the smooth functioning of all the communities and entities you serve. Whether that’s a small township or a major metro area, a school system or a hospital network and the many other entities that provide all the vital services to keep us all healthy, safe and able to cope with the vast challenges we are facing.

Sourcewell has been a great partner and continuing supporter of NIGP’s mission and a champion of the work that we do on behalf of our members and the profession at large.  

We are immensely grateful for their partnership which ensures our organization continues to provide the learning and development opportunities that enable our members to be more effective in the work that you do.


Donations to the Scholarship Program go directly to those in need. 

It is simply a way for members to help each other complete professional development goals. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your donation to NIGP is 100% tax deductible.


Scholarships for qualified NIGP Members to attend NIGP Forum 2022 in person Boston, August 20 - 24 

Scholarship cover registration fees (up to $897 value) for individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend due to lack of funding.

Congratulations to following Forum 2022 Scholarship Recipients:



Meghan VanMeter, City of Bowling Green
Jennifer Hartung, Chesterfield Township
Jeanie Stuntzner, Oregon Department of Education
Brandon Bunn, Loudon County Purchasing
Sabina Moore, City of Phoenix
Taylor Howard, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Allan Coldiron, Energy & Environment Cabinet, Department for Natural Resources, Division of Abandoned Mine Lands
Vitesh Patel, City of Little Rock
Norma Camacho, City of Tucson
Jennifer Jerulle, ISD 279 Osseo Area Schools
Stefanie Taylor, Cobb County
Debie Beavers-Rudolph, Idaho State Police
Grace Enlow, City of Little Rock
Tanya  Parker, St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission
Bryan Gabbard, Santa Rosa County School Board
Joann Heimerman, Colorado School of Mines
Jessica Wright, Kentucky Department of Corrections
Joseph Dobbert, City of Minneapolis
Jose Esquivel, South Florida Water Management District
Shauna Vanderschaaf, USAF
Sarah Andrews, Dutchess County
Gwendelyn Turensky, Maricopa County
Renee Anderson, City of Shreveport
Jon Marin, Ottawa County
Robin Harmon, Franklin County - PA
Antonio Fox, C-TRAN
Jodi Platt, Grayson County
Kris Chewlin, Prince George's Community College
Adilenne Perea, Washington County
Caylie Hansen, Idaho Transportation Department - Boise
Katherine Moskos, Transitional Membership
Jennifer Swann, City of OKC
Scott Harris, City and County of Denver
Steven Holden, Ottawa County
Cheryl Page, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department
Allen Reich, City of Round Rock
Zachary Polk, City of Jackson - TN
Oluwaseun Yerokun, Maryland State Highway Administration
Mary Delaney, City of Fitchburg
Cassandra Palm, Orange County Public Schools
Folayan Battle, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Anna Nevarez, Orange County Information Technology - OCIT
Evan Young, County of York
Courtney Moore, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Michelle Walker, Jackson County Circuit Court
Brandalyn Tramel, City of Santa Rosa
Michaela Carlino, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
Audrey Buchanan, Judicial Branch of Maricopa County Arizona
Joan Chiarelli, St. Johns County
Matthew Miller, Central Ohio Transit Authority
Kindra Coggins, City of Albany
Valerie Hiltz, State of Michigan
Cecelia Mansmann-MacMillan, Bergen County
Chairmona Mayo, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Tammy Wood, Hinds Community College
Jennifer Martin, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Karmin Bailey, Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Laura Jackson, Town of Leesburg
Wendy Cole, Stafford County Public Schools
Jennifer Feliciano, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Ashley Kennedy-Shell, University of South Carolina
Crystal Monroe, City of Bossier City
Joyce Auld, Georgia Department of Administrative Services
Denna Beauchemin, City of Bossier City
Jessica Bearden, NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Nelida  Arriaga, El Paso County
Michele Stanley, City of Mobile
Eva Ramirez, City of Little Rock
Nathan Watson, City of Edmond
Jessica Yost, James City County
Stacy Welty, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Cynthia Parker, Fairfax County Government
Sabrina Samuels, County of Rockland
Danielle Davis, Colorado School of Mines
Adam Stearns, Magnolia Independent School District
Barbara Coleman, City of New Braunfels
Porchia Locke, City of Chesapeake
John Chaplain, University of Northern Colorado
Rolando Melo, Orange County Florida


  • Workforce Development scholarship

    Pathways Workforce Development is your career roadmap with dedicated pathways you can follow based on your current and future roles in the public procurement profession. 

    Congratulations to the following Workforce Development scholarship recipients:

    Valerie Calvente, Wheaton, IL
    Feleasha Sherfy, Williamsburg, VA
    Karen DeLuca, Rockville, MD
    Mia Lorenz, Norfolk, VA
    Kelli Wilson, Naples, UT
    David Hindman, Little Rock, AK
    Sheila Willis, Columbia, SC
    Erica Leogue, Davie, FL
    Wonkiasha Washington, Orlando, FL
    Fabio Henoa, Orlando, FL
    Thomas Ellison, Wheat Ridge, CO
    Deborah Rivera, Pueblo, CO
    Jon Medwin, Hayward, CA
    Veronica Douglas, Houston, TX
    Portia Davis, Columbia, SC
    Tim Prather, Pompano Beach, FL
    Genesis Cuevas, Hallandale Beach, FL
    Phillip Aycock, Fort Mill, SC
    DeRita Mason, Crestview, FL

  • Pathways for Chapters

    Pathways for Chapters

    30 Chapters were awarded professional development scholarships for our Pathways virtual offerings. Each chapter was awarded an NIGP ½ day virtual course for 8 for its chapter members.  

    Chapter Recipients

    • Arkansas Chapter
    • Assinibola Chapter
    • Atlantic Public Purchasing Association
    • Canada West Chapter
    • Central Florida Chapter
    • Central Gulf Coast Chapter
    • Coastal Georgia Chapter
    • Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex Chapter
    • Gulf Coast Association Of Governmental Purchasing Officers
    • Idaho Public Purchasing Association
    • Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials
    • Kansas Association of Public Purchasing Proessionals
    • Louisiana Chapter
    • Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association
    • Midwest Association of Public Procurement
    • Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents
    • New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials
    • New York Chapter of NIGP
    • Oklahoma Association of Public Procurement
    • Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio
    • Public Purchasing Association of Connecticut
    • Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association
    • San Antonio Public Purchasing Association
    • Southeast Texas Association of Public Purchasing
    • Tampa Bay Area Chapter
    • Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing
    • Texas Association of Public Purchasers
    • Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing
    • Washington State Chapter
    • Washington DC Chapter
  • Forum 2021 Registration

    1. NIGP Forum virtual 2021 scholarship recipients:

    • Gloria McNac, City of Dallas, TX
    • Terri Merrell, University of Illinois -State of Illinois Procurement, IL
    • Patricia Lucas, City of Tucson, AZ
    • Sarah Ramoutar, Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario, Canada
    • Tricia Demarest, University of Washington, WA
    • Brenda Hannu, City and County of Denver, CO
    • Karen Brown, State of Illinois Procurement, IL
    • Brandon Gunn, Highlands County BCC, FL
    • John Duckworth, County of Volusia, FL
    • Valerie Calvente, DuPage County, IL
    • Teresa MacWelch, Prince William County, VA
    • Jamie Carter, County of Spotsylvania, VA
    • Melisa Vergara, Orange County - FL
    • Yvette Clausen, Iowa Department of Administrative Services, IA
    • Sharron Nelson, City of Farmington, NM
    • Kelli Sandoval, City of Farmington, NM
    • Michelle Mccombs, Canyons School District, UT
    • Jennifer Ditslear, County of Volusia, FL
    • Timika Beaver, Rock Hill School District Three, SC
    • Rachel Messier, City of Titusville, FL
    • Aazam Piprawala, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
    • Judi Peffley, Blount County, TN
    • Trena A. Ponton, Hanover County Government, VA
    • Janice Bradford, SC Dept of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services, SC
    • Natasha Townsend, City of Stamford, CT
    • Eric Dickey, University of North Florida, FL
    • Mona Martinez, State of New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority, NM
    • JoAnne Robichaud, Rutherford County Board Of Education, TN
    • John Brinton, Weber State University UT
    • April Norris, City of Bristol - TN 
    • Jasmine Platt, Boise State University, ID
    • Ja'Anal Mcaden, City of Delray Beach, FL
    • Melissa Moore, Kentucky Department of Education, KY
    • Jonathan Hawley, City of Durham, NC
    • Courteney Henderson,City of Philadelphia, PA
    • Glen Hubbard, Maryland Dept of Public Safety and Corr Svcs, MD
    • Austin Rosenthal, Northeastern State University, OK
    • Trudi Peepgrass Arapahoe County, CO
    • Sagar Dholakia, County of Santa Clara, CA
    • Brenda Leo, Regional Transportation District, CO
    • Susan Lightfoot Brazos, Valley Council of Governments, TX
    • Hazel Gibson, Knoxville's Community Development Corp - The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority, TN
    • Carol Lyons, Louisville Water Company, KY
    • Monique Jones, Virginia Department of Education, VA
    • Joel Pipkin, Missouri Veterans Commission State of Missouri, MO
    • Dionne Graves Great Lakes Water Authority MI
    • Donna Dubois, Multnomah County Purchasing, OR
    • Keith Ashby, Arapahoe County, CO
    • Chelsey Rodgers, City of Punta Gorda, FL
    • Shelby Kapitanski, Fond du Lac County, WI
    • Anthony Hamilton, State of Illinois Procurement, IL
    • Cassandra Price, City of Punta Gorda, FL
    • Danielle Keira-Cancel, City of North Lauderdale, FL
    • Lisa Teeples, South Central Human Resource Agency, TN
    • Stephanie Selman, Renewable Water Resources, SC
    • Erica Brandon, County of Allegheny, PA
    • Diana Alvey, Louisville Metro Government - Office of Management and Budget, KY
    • Delores Adams, Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority, VA
    • Daniel Guthrie, Maryland Public Television, MD
    • Karen Gross, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX
    • Elizabeth Marsh, City of Columbia, SC
    • Robert Price West, Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, WV
    • Leidi Reyes, HOC MD Karen Olitsky University of Florida Procurement Services, FL
    • Tayo Sokale, City of El Paso, TX
    • Sy Gezachew, Arlington County, VA
    • Alejandro Garcia, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
    • Lori DeLoach, Highlands County BCC, FL
    • Jenny Marshall, Florida Housing Finance Corp. FL
    • Geraldine Osinaike, Denton County Transportation Authority, TX
    • Rebecca Bellamy, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, TX
    • Whitney Williams, Maryland Judiciary, MD
    • Katherine Farias, City of Hanahan, SC
    • Khalid Baassiri, Maryland Transportation Authority, MD
    • Melissa Krolczyk, County of St. Clair, MI
    • Venessa Redman, Town of Southwest Ranches, FL
    • Rosa Golden, City of Dallas - Department of Aviation, TX
    • Ileana Seward, City of Glendale, AZ
    • Denisha Harris, City of Greenville - NC 
    • Brady Schach, City of Lynnwood, WA
    • Laura Bown, Murray City, UT
    • Mike Pershing, Charlotte County Public Schools, FL
    • Cynthia Matz, WI Department of Health Services, WI
    • Kristi Mahi, Kauai County HI
    • Kristin Doyle, School District of Palm Beach County, FL
    • Shannon Ota, State of Hawaii Procurement Office, HI
    • Yana Radu, City of Centennial, CO
    • James Canjar, City of Palm Bay, FL
    • Xiaoyan Duan Alameda-Contra, Costa Transit District, CA
    • Barbara Manley, Prince George's County, MD
    • Lori Cervantes, State of Hawaii Procurement Office, HI
    • Sandra Ramirez, City of Meridian, ID
    • Bruce Merritt, Franklin Pierce Schools, WA
    • Leah Grothe, South Florida Water Management District, FL
    • Corey Gamble, City of Albany - GA
    • Keith Watts, City of Meridian, ID
    • James Smith, Peoria County, IL
    • Rebeca Malave, Orange County - FL
    • Juliana Manjarres, Miami Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
    • Stéphanie Dion, Manitoba Hydro Manitoba
    • Ann Patz, City of Milwaukee, WI
    • Yelena Quiles, City of Glen Cove, NY
    • Ally Dobbins, City of Richardson, TX
    • Fabio Henao, Orange County - FL
    • Sharon Vanzie, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC
    • Janet Dudley, County of York, VA
    • Subrena Clark, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., GA
    • Phung Nguyen, Tarrant County College District, TX
    • Gregory Smith, County of York, VA
    • April Cone, Chesterfield County - VA
    • Feleasha Sherfy, County of York, VA
    • Ana Villalona, Orange County - FL
    • Jason O'Toole, Pinellas County School Board, FL
    • Tammy Holman, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, SC


    2. Forum Leadership Summit Recipients

    • Arden Clark, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, VA
    • Meagan Mason, Collin County TX
    • Brooke Smith, Murray City Corporation, UT
    • Verenice Ramirez, City of Brea, CA
    • Kristen Collora, Clay County Board of Commissioners, Purchasing Division, FL
    • Megan Averch, Colorado School of Mines, CO
    • Bobbie Hargrove, Hillsborough County Public Schools, FL
    • Nathan Dawson, State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services, SC
    • Perry Davis, Orange County Florida, FL
  • Training needs of our Chapters

    Scholarship Recipients:   

    • East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA)
    • Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement (WAPP)
    • Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA)
    • Public Purchasers Association of Northern Ohio (PPANO)
    • Oregon Public Purchasing Association
  • For Members Without Training Budgets

    Two-day and three-day virtual instructor-led offerings from NIGP's Pathways curriculum and range from Core Certificates to Specialization Certificates.


    Ezzard Spencer - City of Plantation, FL
    Maaz Khan - Corporation of the City of Vaughan, ON
    Jonathan Stone - Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District, SC
    Sagar Dholakia - County of Santa Clara, CA
    Verena Nuñez - City of Naperville, IL
    Denise Harpool - University of North Texas System, Business Service Center
    Melissa Tillman - City of Lynchburg, VA
    Andrew Duncan - California State University
    Kim Nicholson - Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
    Dora Robson - Aiken Technical College, SC
    Sheila Pickett - Fairfield County School District, SC
    Timika Beaver - Rock Hill School District Three, SC
    Kim Albritton - St. Lucie County School Board - Port St. Lucie, FL
    Elizabeth Pietzsch - Tarrant County Purchasing, TX
    Michelle Robinson - University of South Carolina
    Michelle Butler - DeKalb County Government, GA - Purchasing and Contracting
    Elizabeth Morgan - Brazoria County, TX
    Barbara Manley - Prince George's County, MD
    Leah Hinson - Maryland Department of Human Resources - Office of Technology for Human Services
    Amy Seitz - Central Ohio Transit Authority
    Xiaoyan Duan - Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, CA
    Chstine Astles - Cambridge Memorial Hospital, ON
    Jim Scott - Springfield R-12 School District, MO
    LaTonja P. Ware - Houston Airport System, TX
    Lori Bryant - Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, TN
    Kendall Foose - Port of Portland, OR
    Kristina Williams - Virginia Department of Taxation
    Vicki Austin - Citrus County BOCC
    Verenice Ramirez - City of Brea, CA
    Jason Steinmann - Granite School District, UT
    Fabio Henao - Orange County, FL
    Dianne Lee - Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training
    Elsie Vaquez - City of Chicago - Department of Procurement Services, IL
    Jenifer Chapital - DeKalb County, GA
    Cheryl Koch - Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services - Towson
    Louis Nicolosi - Maricopa County, AZ
    Arnita Watson - Clayton County Public Schools, GA
    Shavonda Scott - LSUHSC-Shreveport, LA
    Lauren Barta - Texas Tech University
    Emmanuel Amunga - City of Portland, OR
    Phung Nguyen - Tarrant County College District, TX
    Selena Leon - Mohave County Department of Procurement, AZ
    Latoyia Davis - City of Columbia, SC
    Sue Pawlik - Harris County, TX
    Jamie Kelly - Islip Union Free School District, NY
    James Mobley - City of Annapolis, MD
    Desiree Taggard - University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Tierra Hutley - University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Candice Taylor-Page - City of Chesapeake, VA
    Megan Averch - Colorado School of Mines
    Kerry Maisano - Spokane County, WA
    Ken Hendricks - Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District, CA
    Darius McPhall - City of Gainesville, FL
    Guadalupe Aguilar - Mott Community College, MI
    Ginny Burr - Charlotte County Public Schools, FL
    Ashley Merrick - Blount County, TN
    Jamie Burmeister - County of Muskegon, MI
    Rebecca Malave - Orange County, FL
    Ann Shaw - County of Santa Clara, CA
    Melissa McArther - Virginia Department of Taxation
    Kabrina Webb - Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, TN
    Kimberly Shelton - Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, TN
    Ashley Linden - District School Board of Pasco County, FL
    Dusty Rushia - California State University
    Gina Mobley - Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
    Jeanene Gibson - County of Marin, CA
    Nester Komolafe - State of Illinois Procurement
    Amy Mears - North Carolina State University
    Theryn Ridge - Colorado School of Mines
    Nicole Manuel - South Louisiana Community College
    Tonya Parker-Rimes - Hernando County, FL
    Tammy Holman - Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, SC
    Cindy Scholten - Holland Board of Public Works, MI
    Jessica Price - City of Aurora, IL
    Lori Cervantes - State of Hawaii Procurement Office
    DeRita Mason - Okaloosa County BCC Purchasing, FL
    Ann-Marie Fraser - City of Sebastian, FL
    Illeana Seward - City of Glendale, AZ
    Nichelina Almirol Robbins - City of Portland, OR
    Ronald Kaczmarek - City of Gaithersburg, MD
    Felicia Brooks - Fulton County - Department of Purchasing, GA
    Sherry Poorman - Fayette County, GA
    Nicol Suddreth - City and County of Denver, CO
    Darlene Dennis - Baltimore City Dept of Social Services, MD
    Katherine Farias - City of Hanahan, SC
    James Smith - Peoria County, IL
    Ge Loria Oliver - California State University
    Elizabeth Smith - Beaverton School District, OR
    Yanique Reddick - Lake County School Board, FL
    Veronica Douglas - Houston Community College, Procurement Operations Department, TX
    Karen Gross - University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
    Robert Gill - Howard County Public School System
    Angelita Russell - Lake County School Board
    Taofeek Akintoyese - Durham College, ON
    Crystal Jenkins - California State University
    Leticia Cobos - Texas Tech University
    Rebecca Bellamy - Dallas Area Rapid Transit, TX
    Nena Bowling - Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, TN
    Carrie Tiedemann - University of Alberta - Supply Management, AB
    Michael Simpson - City of Norfolk, VA
    Kim Williams - South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
    Judi Peffley - Blount County, TN
    Josh Lauber - Sedgwick County, KS
    David Mawdsley - City of Cambridge, ON
    Eryn Berg - City of Clearwater, FL
    Annie Boyd - California State University
    Jason Perry - Illinois State Board of Education
    Kristin Doyle - School District of Palm Beach County, FL
    Robin Teasley - Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, TN
    Alina Hernandez Fernandez - Orange County - FL
    Manpreet Kaur - City of Edmonton, AB
    Aman Bhatti - SPPRA, Karachi, Pakistan
    Jackie Macchiusu - Corporation of the City of Vaughan, ON
    Melanie Jackson - Texas Southern University
    Courteney Henderson - City of Philadelphia, PA
    Carrie Champlin - Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    Carol McPatrick - Orange County - FL
    Jeffrey Hyde - Okaloosa County BCC Purchasing, FL
    Melisa Vergara - Orange County - FL
    Carla Kane - City of Kentwood, MI
    Janet Dudley - County of York, VA
    James Griffin - City of Miami, FL
    Venessa Redman - Town of Southwest Ranches, FL
    Ana Villalona - Orange County - FL
    Charmaine Vallado - Arizona Department of Child Safety (ADCS)
    Brooke Smith - Murray City Corporation, UT
    Tracy Attenasio - Orange County - FL
    Yvette Clausen - Iowa Department of Administrative Services
    Leah Avogardo - South Florida Water Management District
    Christine Bonilha - San Mateo County, CA
    Nancy Riethoff - University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Bernell Bright - North Carolina Central University
    Katrina Cypress - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC
    Alena Croy - City of Oklahoma City, OK
    Glen Hubbard - Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services - Towson
    Yelena Quiles - City of Glen Cove, NY
    Nicole Murphy-Garcia - Port of Portland, OR
    Elaine Blair-Christopher - Government of Bermuda, Office of Project Management & Procurement
    Carla Carreno - State of Illinois Procurement
    Kellie Johnson - Columbus Regional Airport Authority, OH
    Yanneth Montes - Arizona Department of Administration
    Brian Ferrier - City of Orlando, FL
    Megan Wells - State of Illinois Procurement
    Joan Schouten - City of St. Charles, IL
    Kristen Moss - University of South Carolina
    David Hindman - Central Arkansas Water
    James Canjar - School Board of Brevard County, FL
    Melissa Lawrence - Jefferson County Public Schools, CO
    Tayo Sokale - City of El Paso, TX
    Janet Vivian - City of Oviedo, FL

  • Chapter Scholarship

    The first program offered was designed to help engage our chapter partners by bringing Pathways learning to their members.

    Chapter Scholarship Program Recipients

    Alaska-Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association
    Greater Miami Chapter
    Iowa Public Procurement Association
    Kentucky Public Procurement Association
    Utah Chapter

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the NIGP scholarship award for Pathways.  Thanks to your support I will be able to continue my professional development in a time of budgetary cutbacks and uncertainty. Thank you for this opportunity!

James Justin Griffin
Senior Procurement Contracting Officer
City of Miami