IIL Endorsed Awards and Scholarships

IIL is proud to create endowed scholarships in the name of Dr. Harold Kerzner to support project management education and excellence, in partnership with Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF).

Dr. Kerzner is a globally recognized expert on project, program, and portfolio management, innovation and strategic planning. For 50 years, Dr. Kerzner has shared vital guidance for making project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage and helping companies around the world build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.

Dr. Harold Kerzner is a globally recognized expert on project, program, and portfolio management, innovation and strategic planning, and a Senior Executive Director at International Institute for Learning.

For 50 years, Dr. Kerzner has shared vital guidance for making project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage and helping companies around the world build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.

Dr. Kerzner is the author of best-selling books about project management, including Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects (2019), The Future of Project Management (2018), and Project Management Best Practices, Fourth Edition (2018).

His distinguished contributions to the industry include the Kerzner Award, given by the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute, annually to one project manager in Northeast Ohio who has demonstrated excellence in project management. The Italian Institute of Project Management (ISIPM) presented Dr. Kerzner with the 2019 International ISIPM Award for his contributions to the field of Project Management.

Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarship

The Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships are four academic scholarships each valued at up to US $7,500. The four scholarships are open to all students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in Project Management or related fields of study from accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities.

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are eligible to apply. The four scholarships are awarded annually. Learn more about Dr. Harold Kerzner Scholarships and other PMIEF scholarships here.

Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management 

IIL recognizes the important contributions that project management practices have in a business, industry, government, community and nonprofit environment.

The Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management recognizes a project manager who most emulates the professional dedication and excellence of Dr. Harold Kerzner, PhD., MS, MBA.

In addition to public recognition of his or her professional dedication and excellence, the recipient will receive IIL training valued at US $5,000 and an expense-paid trip to receive the award at the annual PMI® Global Conference—North America Awards Ceremony. The total value of the training and trip is up to US $9,000.