Fire service professionals who want to further their professional education can apply for educational scholarships with the International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation. The IAFC Foundation administers a scholarship program and awards grants once a year, ranging from $500 to $2,000. The application deadline is June 1.
Active fire service personnel with a minimum of two years paid or three years volunteer (or a combination of paid and volunteer) with a state, county, provincial, municipal, community, industrial or federal fire department and who have demonstrated proficiency within the fire service, are eligible to apply for a scholarship to support tuition to a recognized institution of higher education. Fire Explorers are also eligible. Preference is given to those demonstrating need, desire and initiative.
Applications and eligibility requirements can be downloaded from IAFCF.org. For more information, contact Jennifer Cooke via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-896-4822
Jennifer Cooke is the association and services manager for the IAFC.