There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
Does your child have an interest in engineering and fire safety? This scholarship can help students gain the training they need to educate and promote fire sprinkler systems. Some schools that have fire protection programs are: OSU Stillwater, UMD College Park, University of New Haven and WPI. There are a variety of career paths that you can explore—fire protection engineer, fire sprinkler contractor and fire sprinkler fitters are just a few.
Scholarship: American Fire Sprinkler Association High School Senior College Scholarship
Awarding Organization: American Fire Sprinkler Association
Number of Scholarships Awarded: 10
Eligible Students: High school seniors
Eligible College(s): Accredited 2- or 4-year college/university in the US or certified trade school
How to Apply: Submit online application after completing quick slide show and quiz
Deadline: April 1
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.