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Emerging Leader Scholarship Application is Now Open Through September 29, 2023

The Gasaway Consulting Group, LLC is sponsoring a $1,500 Emerging Leader Scholarship to assist with registration and travel expenses for the Symposium in the Sun. "I am a big proponent of the concept of paying it forward," noted GCG President Dr. Richard B. Gasaway. "The VCOS and the Symposium in the Sun have played a very important role in my development as a chief officer. I am delighted to be able to give back to the VCOS and help a new chief attend this world-class conference."

Emerging Leader Alumni Scholarship

The Emerging Leader Scholarship alumni understand the value of paying it forward and the value of attending the Symposium in the Sun. The alumni created this second scholarship to provide a great learning opportunity for an emerging leader. By completing the one application, you are applying for both the Emerging Leader Scholarship and the Emerging Leader Alumni Scholarship opportunities.

Emerging Leader Scholarship and Emerging Leader Alumni Scholarship Application Information You do not need to be an IAFC-VCOS member to apply for the Emerging Leader Scholarship and the Emerging Leader Alumni Scholarship. These scholarships are open to all ranks including new fire chiefs, officers and firefighters. The applicant must be an emerging leader. The successful applicants are notified a few months before the conference and are awarded the $1500 scholarship check at the Symposium in the Sun. Therefore, the scholarship recipient must be prepared to pay upfront expenses.

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