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Program of Distinction Academic Scholarship

The College of Justice & Safety offers an academic scholarship for students majoring in one of our programs. This scholarship provides $1,300 per semester, which may be renewed a maximum of seven times. (Renewal is contingent upon continued outside funding of scholarships). For more information about the College of Justice & Safety POD academic scholarship, contact the College’s Scholarship Coordinator at 859.622.3565 or email


All materials must be submitted in one envelope and sent to:

EKU College of Justice & Safety
Scholarship Coordinator
354 Stratton Building
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

  1. College of Justice & Safety Major (Preference will be given to Kentucky residents)

  2. First-year students: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 with a 22 or higher ACT composite score or an SAT score of 1030 or higher (critical thinking and math). Transfer students: Minimum GPA of 3.5 for one year (24 hours) of study.
  3. Official copy of transcripts and two letters of recommendation required. Completion of scholarship application and essay questions. Essay question responses will be used as an evaluative tool by the scholarship awards committee.
  4. Application deadline for spring awards is October 15th. The deadline for fall awards is March 15th.

Download Program of Distinction Scholarship Application(219kb PDF)

TVSFPE Scholarship

Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2016.  See the link below for the application.

There is not a requirement for applicants to be from Tennessee nor have any ties to the state.  This scholarship is based on merit so financial hardships are also not considered as part of the selection process.  All applicants will be notified during the summer of 2016 as to whether they will be awarded a scholarship.

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FSSAED Scholarship

The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) and the Fire Suppression Systems Association Educational Foundation (FSSAED) understand that financial obstacles pose greater barriers to today's college-aged students than ever before. Greater numbers of students - even those with strong academic records - cannot obtain a college education because they cannot afford to attend college, which is why we want to help.
Each year, the FSSAED awards scholarships to candidates who are or will be participating in the fire protection programs at their universities. Annually, the foundation awards nearly $20,000 to worthy candidates.

Who is eligible? Any student or college-bound individual affiliated with the fire suppression industry is eligible to apply as long as they graduated from high school or its equivalent before Jul. 1 of the year in which they will use the scholarship or are already enrolled in a fire protection program. No restrictions exist based upon the candidate's employment status, sex, race, creed or nationality. It is important to note that previous winners are eligible for a second award.

The FSSA Educational Foundation selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic success, interest, special abilities, financial need and other factors that may impact the candidate's selection. The judges who award the scholarships are comprised of members of the FSSA Educational Foundation's Board of Directors.  

In order to be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must complete a Scholarship Application Form and mail it and any attachments to the FSSA Scholarship address by Jul. 1, 2015.

The attachments that 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; and
  • 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.

To learn more about the scholarship, the FSSAED or the FSSA, please visit:

NFPA Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Scholarship Program


Arthur Glatfelter Scholarship

*Recipients can receive this scholarship for up to 8 semesters * Scholarship amount varies

To be eligible for the award, students must possess the following qualifications:

1.      Majoring in a Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program degree with a commitment to Fire and Emergency Services or Loss Control/Loss Prevention professions as a career or vocation.

2.      A commitment to scholastic achievement

3.      Incoming Freshmen Students must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or

higher. The graduate’s pre-college entrance examination scores and graduating class

rank should also be considered.

4.      Transfer students transfer grade point average of 2.75 or higher. If the student is a

transfer from a “Fire Science” curriculum, the applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher in courses taken in the major. The applicant’s pre-college entrance examination and high school graduating class rank should also be considered.

5.      Currently enrolled students must have a current grade average of 2.75 or higher. Must be active in the Fire Science student organizations.

6.      Student must be enrolled full time at EKU. 

Contact the EKU Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology Office for more information at 859-622-1009 or


Richard Washburn Scholarship

1.      Be enrolled as a full time student in a Fire & Safety degree program at Eastern Kentucky University.  Programs include:

-          Fire Protection Administration

-          Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation

-          Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology

2.      Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

3.      Have demonstrated participation and achievement in the fire and emergency services, which can include, but is not limited to, the volunteer fire service; rescues services; emergency medical services, industrial emergency response, fire and emergency services training; or other similar.  The participation in the emergency services can be as a result of participation in an Explorer or other similar program, participation in emergency services related cooperative education placement, or similar emergency service placements that the committee judges to meet the intent of the requirement. 

4.      Provide the scholarship committee proof of participation and achievement in the fire and emergency services.  This requirement can be completed by providing copies of certificates, portfolio, completion of a resume, or any other documentation that would be helpful to the committee in determining the applicants qualification for this scholarship.

5.      Obtain three letters of recommendation.

6.      Complete an application cover letter outlining future career goals, current emergency service participation and any qualifications that would be considered appropriate for this scholarship. 

NAFI-John A. Kennedy Fire Investigation Scholarship

1.    Major in fire investigation

2.    Student member of NAFI

3.    Junior Standing

4.    A 3.5 GPA or better for the first two years of undergraduate study.

Click here for the Fire and Safety Engineering Technology Scholarships Application

Contact the EKU Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology Office for more information at 859-622-1009 or

Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship

FAMA is offering one (1) $5,000 scholarship to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student currently registered in the upcoming year of a four-year fire protection engineering program or a full-time master’s degree program in fire protection engineering or administration. Applicants from Oklahoma State University, University of Maryland or other Universities offering similar programs will be eligible for this award.

Requirements for Consideration:

  • Applicant must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student currently registered in the upcoming school year.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a four-year fire protection engineering program.
  • Or applicant must be enrolled in a full-time master’s degree program in fire protection engineering or administration.

Please note:  Applications must be submitted via the online form below.  The following items are to be submitted separately:

  • Letter of recommendation by professor of school or appropriate department head.
  • Official transcripts including cumulative college grade point and courses taken at the college or university.

Letters of recommendation and original college transcripts must be submitted via mail
and must be postmarked with a date of no later than 6/1/16.


Application Period: 9/1 to 6/1 (closing date)
Evaluation Date: 6/1 to 6/30
Announcement Date: 7/15
Award Date: August, at Fire Rescue International

Please submit required documentation listed above to:


C/O:  Sonya Kelly
PO Box 3065
Ocala, FL  34478
Office 352-843-3404

Kelly Services Future Engineers Scholarship Program

Kelly Services Future Engineers Scholarship Program is available for the full-time students who are interested in engineering and want to build their career in engineering fields and have achieved cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The Scholarship Deadline is October 14, 2016.

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Captain Zachary Chase Clevenger Memorial Scholarship

This one-time $500.00 scholarship is available to one student graduating in December 2017 with a degree in Fire Protection Administration, Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology or Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation.  Please see the link below for additional information and requirements.  Please note the deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, September 30th, 2017. 

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KSHN SAFE Scholarship

The Kentucky Safety and Health Network is a private, non-profit corporation operating within Kentucky.  The Network’s purpose is to increase the level of occupational safety and health knowledge in the Commonwealth by awarding scholarships and educational research grants.
Annually, KSHN provides scholarships to eligible undergraduate and/or graduate students attending a four-year university.  The scholarships are known as Scholastic Achievement for Education, or SAFE Awards. 

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SFPE Tennesee Valley-John D. Hoogesteger
Memorial Scholarship

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