A number of scholarship opportunities are available to students who are interested in studying fire protection engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Scholarships for Both Undergraduates and Graduate Students

A. L. Brown Scholarship

The A. L. Brown Scholarship is awarded by the New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student from New England (or attending New England institutions) who shows a demonstrated interest in fire protection. Application forms may be obtained from the Center office; submission deadline is usually February 1.

Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Atlanta Chapter, Scholarship

The SFPE Atlanta Chapter University Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students obtaining fire protection engineering or engineering technology degrees. Preference is given to candidates who are either from the southeastern United States or who show a desire to relocate to that area after graduation.  

Scholarships/Fellowships for Graduate Students

Percy Bugbee Fire Protection Engineering Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship from the National Fire Protection Association is awarded to a fire protection engineering student who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement and intent to perform a thesis or graduate project activity aimed at improving fire protection engineering methods.

Gerald L. Maatman Scholarship

Retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kemper Group insurance companies, Gerald L. Maatman was also the Fire Protection Engineering department head at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a distinguished leader in the fire protection engineering and insurance field.

John L. Jablonsky Scholarship

The $5,000 John L. Jablonsky Scholarship from the National Fire Protection Association is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in fire protection engineering programs in the United States or Canada. Its namesake, John L. Jablonsky was vice president of engineering and safety services at the American Insurance Association and served on the National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control for over 30 years.

Richard Licht Memorial Scholarship

The Passive Fire Protection industry would probably not be what it is today if not for the dedication of Richard Licht, who spent 35 years at 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn., in product development and business management and over 25 years of those years in fire protection. It became his dream to protect the public from fire injury and his work to drive the building codes so that we now have a much safer world.