BACKGROUND: The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) established the MDEMA Scholarship Program to nurture, promote and develop future emergency management professionals by furthering the education of students studying the emergency management career field or related fields.
SCOPE: Per calendar year, MDEMA will offer a $1,000.00 scholarship through the following five geographical association areas:
Garrett, Allegany and Washington.
Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince Georges.
Carroll, Harford, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Annapolis.
Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Ocean City, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester.
Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s.
PURPOSE: To financially assist full-time students pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree in emergency management or a closely related career field.
1) Any member of MDEMA and their immediate family are not eligible for the scholarship program. Immediate family members are those who reside with MDEMA members.
2) Applicant must be a senior attending an accredited Maryland High School that has been accepted to a two or four-year college / university.
3) All applications will be reviewed by the Association’s Scholarship Committee. Scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s essay, completion of the local emergency management contact form, community involvement, student records, G.P.A., financial need and personal references.
4) Application forms must be postmarked no later than or hand delivered by April 2, 2018 to:
Maryland Emergency Management Association
Attn: Chairperson, Ronnie E. Gill, MS, CEM
c/o Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security
Office of Emergency Management
7915 Anchor Street
Landover, MD 20785
Scholarship recipients will be selected by May 4, 2018. A local emergency management official will present the scholarship to the recipient at their high school senior awards program or at an agreed upon presentation by their high school. Scholarship payment will be forwarded to the student’s higher education facility to cover tuition, housing, books or other college related expenses. Documentation of expenditures for said amount will be made available to the Scholarship Committee.
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