Scholarships

IAAI Foundation Training Scholarship

The IAAI Foundation Training Scholarship provides financial assistance to selected applicants to enhance their education in the fire/explosion investigation profession by attending the IAAI International Training Conference or other select IAAI training events. The scholarship is supported by the IAAI Foundation and its benefactor partners. The IAAI Foundation may award up to five individual scholarships annually.

Successful applicants receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist with their registration and lodging costs to attend the ITC or other approved IAAI training events. The scholarship program is not designed to cover all of the costs of attendance, but rather to offset specific costs, which would afford applicants a greater opportunity to attend an IAAI training event.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current IAAI member or current IAAI Chapter member. Applicants must submit an application, along with a short narrative on why they are applying for the scholarship.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application has been extended to October 1. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1 of that year for attendance at the following year’s ITC or IAAI training event. Please submit completed applications via email to IAAIF.President@firearson.com, or by mail to IAAI Foundation, 16901 Melford Boulevard, Suite 101, Bowie, MD 20715.

Address all questions to IAAIF.President@firearson.com or by phone 410-451-3473.

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IAAI Foundation Academic Scholarship

The IAAI Foundation Academic Scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing formal education, at an appropriately accredited college or university, in a curriculum consistent with the mission of the International Association of Arson Investigators (e.g., Fire or Forensic Science - with emphasis on fire investigation, Fire/Explosion Investigation, Fire Protection Engineering). This scholarship is supported by the IAAI Foundation and its benefactor partners. One $5,000 scholarship may be awarded annually, at the discretion of the IAAI Foundation Board of Directors. The scholarship funds may be spent on tuition, books and other course fees.

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate program with junior or senior standing, and be a current IAAI member or the legal dependent of a current IAAI member. Applicants must submit an application, along with a narrative describing their eligibility, goals, need, involvement in the industry as well as any community service experience. A grade report for the prior semester shall accompany the application. Funds will be disbursed to the successful applicant as follows; 50% on the award of the scholarship and 50% upon successful completion of the academic year, accompanied by grade reports.

Applications must be received by October 1, annually, for the school year commencing in the fall of the following year.

Address all questions to IAAIF.President@firearson.com or by phone 410-451-3473.

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