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The FSSA Educational Foundation awards scholarships annually to talented and worthy young people within the fire suppression industry.

 

 

Eligibility...

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 Jul. 1 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.

Selection...

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.

Application...

The scholarship applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it and any 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 an employer or other professional with whom you have worked. This person should hold an executive or managerial position.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, professor or other educational professional.

Contributions...

The FSSA Scholarship Fund is supported by contributions from the fire suppression industry and other business groups and individuals.

Contributions, which are tax-deductible, can be accepted at any time and in any amount.

Contributions can be made in recognition of special events or in memory of a loved one. 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.

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