The Margie Barba Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to commemorate Margell (Margie) Barba, who was a driving force in the chapter , then called the DC Association of Contingency Planners. Margie was particularly interested in advancing the future of business resilience, and encouraged students to participate in our chapter. It is fitting that a scholarship for students be given in her honor.


An award of $500 for expenses directly associated with academic course work (i.e. tuition, fees, text books, etc.)


Reside in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia).

Enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2016 Semester.

Participation in a volunteer or internship program of at least 40 hours during the 2016 calendar year (if this requirement will be satisfied after the due date of this application, proof of acceptance into the volunteer or internship program must accompany this application).

Seek a career in business continuity, emergency management, or closely related field.


Email [email protected] the following, no later than 5:00 PM EST on September 2, 2016:

Signed ACP Scholarship application form
Academic Transcript or proof of enrollment
Verification of participation in a volunteer or internship program of at least 40 hours in 2016
Letter of recommendation
Essay response


An element that contributes to success in the field of emergency management is gaining and sustaining buy-in of key stakeholders. Unfortunately, access to key stakeholders by emergency managers is often limited. In 140 characters or less, write an original slogan, jingle, catch phase, or statement that emphasizes the importance of business continuity and emergency management.


Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements and submit all applications materials by the due date will be evaluated based on the relevance of their volunteer or internship program to the field of business continuity or emergency management, and the creativity in the essay response. Recipient selection will be announced in October 2016. In the absence of unavoidable circumstances, the recipient of the scholarship should attend the next ACP DC Meeting when the scholarship will be presented.