Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund

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The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund seeks to enhance the professionalism of the global household goods moving industry by supporting the professional development and education of students and industry professionals worldwide. It accomplishes this through the award of scholarships to qualified persons either to attend accredited colleges, universities and technical schools (Scholarship Program)  or approved industry training programs for the purpose of education designated fields (Industry Training Program). Learn more about both programs below.


If you wish to support the Scholarship Fund, please learn how to donate today.

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Apply for the Scholarship

The Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund (AFWSF) is the cornerstone of the International Association of Movers’ scholastic assistance initiative. Named for distinguished Association founder and General Counsel Emeritus Alan F. Wohlstetter, the fund benefits the employees of IAM member companies and their dependents, as well as students.

Since its launch in 2002, the AFW Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 126 scholarships of US$5,000 each.

Students receiving tuition assistance from the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund come from different countries, cultures, companies, and backgrounds but their commitment to learning and their goals for the future are surprisingly similar—acquiring leadership skills, advancing along their chosen career paths, managing a company, someday owning their own businesses. An award from the AFW Scholarship Fund can help them realize those goals.

At the time of filing his or her application, the student must have completed 45 semester hours of study at a regionally accredited college or university and/or worked in the transportation industry for one year prior to applying. Scholarships are available for study in the USA and overseas.


Apply for the Industry Training Program Award

Want to enhance your career and become more valuable? Educate yourself for FREE!

The Alan F  Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund is awarding up to $500 per person annually to conduct Industry Training Programs applicable to all skill levels. Pre-approved training programs include but are not limited to IAM Learning, FIDI, LACMA, EuRA, and WERC. To request an alternative industry training program, please complete the ITP registration form.

There are NO LIMITS to applicants per company. Apply now; applications are quick and easy.

Applicants must be employed by an IAM Member, a dependent of an employee of an IAM Member, or be a Student Member. Apply for IAM student membership for only $25.

AFWSF Strategic Plan

See the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund strategic plan.

Funding Sources

Funding for the scholarships comes almost exclusively from generous IAM members, who support the AFW Scholarship Fund through company sponsorships and individual contributions. Those interested in supporting the Fund may contact Donald Goldberg, chair of the AFWSF Fundraising Committee, at

Thank you to the entire Scholarship Fund Board.

The Benefits of Making a Gift

The benefits of making a gift to the Alan F. Wohlstetter Scholarship Fund include:

  • The opportunity to support the future of our industry, as well as the students who benefit from the scholarship.
  • Your name/company name listed in The Portal magazine for a year from the date of donation
  • Your name/company name acknowledged during the General Session at the IAM Annual Meeting & Expo.
  • A potential tax deduction (consult your local tax professional).

2023 Recipients

Louis Bowen, Amstan Logistics

Morgan Chapman, SEACORP

Julia O’Connor, IAM

Brian Sedano, SEACORP

Ashlyn Szilagyi, Interstate Van Lines, Inc.

See all past recipients of this important scholarship