Scholarships

Youth participating in the Exploring program may apply for the following scholarships:

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AVIATION EXPLORING

National Aviation Explorer Scholarships (10/$3,000 to $10,000)
The National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships between $3,000 and $10,000 annually to aviation Explorers pursuing a career in the aviation industry. The intent of these scholarships is to identify and reward those individuals who best exemplify the qualities that lead to success in the aviation industry. Type of aviation Explorer scholarships: degree leading to an aviation profession, avionics repair program, recreational or pilot certificate, maintenance aircraft repair program, and aviation management program to include design, engineering, airport management, etc.

FIRE SERVICE EXPLORING

IAFCF Scholarship (Fire Service, $500)
The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation coordinates a yearly $500 scholarship program to assist Explorers in pursuing a career in the fire sciences.

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORING

National Youth Representative Scholarship
Law Enforcement Exploring will provide a scholarship to the outgoing National Youth Representative at the National Law Enforcement Conference.
Capt. James J. Regan Scholarship (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
The National Technical Investigators Association presents two one-time $500 scholarships annually. Criteria include academic record, leadership, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement.
DEA Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
The DEA Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award consists of an engraved plaque and a $1,000 award, which will be presented in recognition of “an act or actions representing a contribution of outstanding service in drug abuse prevention.” For more information, see the workbook (PDF – 3.7MB) for this award.
Federal Criminal Investigators’ Service Award (Law Enforcement, $500)
Federal Criminal Investigators Association recognizes Explorers who render outstanding service to law enforcement agencies with a $500 U.S. Savings bond and plaque.
Sheryl A. Horak Memorial Scholarship (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The award also includes a plaque and pin.
Law Enforcement Exploring Community Crime Prevention Award
The International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners provides an annual recognition of Explorer posts that exhibit outstanding support of their communities. Includes a plaque and pin.
Law Enforcement Exploring Proficiency Awards
Provides an opportunity for posts and their Explorers to earn recognition in community service, crime prevention, law enforcement service, law enforcement training, firearms training, emergency preparedness, tenure and Explorer of the Year.

SKILLED TRADES EXPLORING

AFL-CIO Skill Trades Scholarship (Skill Trades, 2/$1,000)
The AFL-CIO presents two $1,000 scholarships annually to Explorers to help them support their education toward a career in skilled trades.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS & RESOURCES

The United States Department of Education’s Web site on Federal Student Aid (studentaid.ed.gov) provides a wealth of information about grants, loans, and other forms of support available from the United States government.

Arthur E. Cote Scholarship: The Arthur E. Cote Scholarship was established to recognize and offer support for individuals pursuing a career in fire protection engineering.

David B. Gratz Scholarship: There will be a minimum of one scholarship per year of at least $5,000 (USD). Monies will be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in fire science or fire engineering programs at an institution outside of the United States.

John L. Jablonsky Scholarship: There will be a minimum of one scholarship per year of at least $5,000 (USD). Monies will be awarded to one or more graduate students enrolled in fire protection engineering programs in either the United States or Canada.

George D. Miller Scholarship: There will be a minimum of one scholarship awarded per year of at least $5,000 (USD). Monies will be awarded to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a fire service or public administration program in either the United States or Canada.

Other scholarships administered by the National Fire Protection Association.