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Don Schmidt Scholarship

Don Schmidt Scholarship

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The Don Schmidt Scholarship is a scholarship awarded by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to support the education and professional development of fire service personnel. The scholarship is named in honor of Don Schmidt, a former IAFC president and dedicated fire service leader.

The scholarship provides financial assistance to IAFC members who are seeking to further their education in fire science, fire engineering, or a related field. The scholarship is open to active IAFC members who have been a member for at least two years and are in good standing.

Applicants must submit an application, along with a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and transcripts or other academic records. The scholarship committee evaluates applicants based on their academic achievement, professional experience, and commitment to the fire service.

The Don Schmidt Scholarship provides up to $2,500 in financial assistance to cover tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate or graduate studies, as well as for professional development programs and certifications.

Eligibility Criteria For Don Schmidt Scholarship

The Don Schmidt Scholarship is awarded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) to support undergraduate or graduate students who are studying athletic training. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current member of the NATA
  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in athletic training accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education and must have completed at least one semester of their athletic training program
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate leadership ability and involvement in extracurricular activities

In addition to meeting these eligibility criteria, applicants must also submit a complete application, including an essay, letters of recommendation, and a statement of financial need.

The Don Schmidt Scholarship program awards several scholarships each year, ranging from $2,300 to $2,500. The amount of the scholarship award is based on academic achievement, financial need, and the strength of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.

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