FSSA Educational Foundation
**Applications for 2014-2015 due August 1, 2014**
Download the application here.
The FSSA Educational Foundation awards scholarships annually to talented and worthy young people within the fire suppression industry.
Any student or college bound individual affiliated with the fire suppression industry is eligible to apply.
Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. Scholarships will only be awarded to students who will be participating in the fire protection programs at their Universities. Students already enrolled in one of these colleges are also eligible to apply.
There are no restrictions based upon the employment status or the sex, race, creed or nationality of the candidate.
Previous winners are eligible for a second award.
Academic success, interest, special abilities, financial need and other factors are considered by judges to select their choice of scholarship recipients.
Judges are the Board of Directors for the Fire Suppression Systems Association Educational Foundation, Inc.
The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it, along with attachments, to the FSSA Scholarship address. The Scholarship Application Form is available each year.
The attachments which must accompany the completed form are:
- A transcript of grades and credits through the most recent grading period (high school applicants) or transcripts covering a minimum of the previous two scholastic years.
- A letter of recommendation from a person employed by a firm in the fire suppression industry. This person should hold an executive or managerial position.
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.
The FSSA Scholarship Fund is supported by contributions from the fire suppression industry and other business groups and individuals.
Contributions can be accepted at any time and in any amount. Contributions are tax deductible.
Contributions can be made in recognition of special events or in memory of deceased friends.. Single contributions of $25,000 or more will be honored by an annual scholarship named after the contributor. In order to increase the number and amount of scholarships available, FSSA is seeking additional support for the foundation. Contributions should be sent to FSSA headquarters.