The application period for registration scholarships is now closed; recipients have been notified. Thank you!
These full or discounted registration waivers are intended to help those who need financial assistance to attend the Fire Congress and to increase the diversity of congress attendees and AFE members.
Thanks to sponsorship from the Jones Center at Ichauway, a set of these scholarships will be dedicated to waiving registration fees for students!
What does the scholarship provide?
Free or discounted registration to the Fire Congress and a one-year membership to AFE.
Who Can Apply?
We encourage anyone who needs financial assistance to attend the Fire Congress to apply. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on the criteria below (you do not have to meet all criteria to apply).
- Financial Need: Will the applicant be unable to attend without the registration waiver?
- Diversity: Will the applicant increase the diversity of people and perspectives represented at the Fire Congress? This can be answered in many ways and is an open-ended question so applicants can self-describe. For example, applicants may be a typically underrepresented agency/organization, profession or career status, discipline, race or ethnicity, nationality, disability, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
- Congress Participation: Is the applicant a presenter or organizing a session at the event? Is the applicant willing to be a volunteer? Is the applicant a first-time Fire Congress attendee?