The SFPE NJ NY Metro Chapters Education Foundation operates as a scholarship organization, which provides assistance to persons interested in the pursuit of careers in Fire Protection Engineering, Life Safety and associated trades. In addition the Foundation promotes continuing education in these field as well.
The purpose of the James R. O'Neil/W. Robert Powers / SFPE NJ NY Educational Foundation Scholarship Program is to promote the field of fire protection engineering and fire protection engineering technology by providing financial assistance to those individuals requiring support.
Students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in any fire protection engineering, fire protection engineering technology, or related program approved by the committee are considered eligible.
Scholarship award(s) may be granted by the Foundation Scholarship Committee to selected students demonstrating high academic achievement. Award amounts will be determined by the Scholarship Committee in consultation with the Foundation Board.
Eligibility and selection will be based upon a combination of independent criteria evaluated by the Committee, and by the additional information contained as part of the application. Selection criteria categories include location, financial need, grade point average in area of engineering study (core-related classes only), and academic year.
The Committee will show preference to applicants that have a permanent primary residence (not school address) from one of the following counties:
New Jersey - Morris, Warren, Hunterdon, Ocean, Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Union, Sussex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, Mercer.
New York - Bronx, Dutchess, Richmond, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Kings, Queens, Nassau, New York, Suffolk.
Connecticut - Fairfield.
Secondary preference shall be provided to applicants from anywhere in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Applicants from outside of the stated areas may also be given consideration.
The grade point average category shall be evaluated by the Committee using grades received in the major/core courses for the applicants engineering major only.
The applicant should provide the appropriate upcoming academic year for which they are applying for the scholarship.
Freshman (use for applying high school graduates), Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student