Scholarship INFO

IMSA is the leading resource for endorsement of Public Safety through Certification and Education. To this end, the Middle Atlantic Section IMSA is proud to offer the opportunity for qualified applicants to compete for financial resources to assist them in pursuit of higher education in the field of Public Safety.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

• An active member or life member of IMSA in the Middle Atlantic Section, in good standing for a minimum of two years as of December 31st of the year of application.

• A spouse, son, daughter, grandchild, stepchild or legally adopted child of a current or deceased Middle Atlantic Section member (the sponsor). The sponsor must have two years of continuous good standing membership as of December 31st of the year of application.

• Have not received a scholarship from the Middle Atlantic Section IMSA previously.

The Middle Atlantic Section IMSA Scholarship Committee, will determine the number of awards available and the amount of each individual award.

Awarded amounts will be placed in the account of the successful awardees at the educational institution to which they are enrolled (or about to be enrolled.) The funds are to be used within the framework of the policies of the educational institution to which they are deposited (tuition, books, residence, etc.).

Refunds where applicable will also be governed by the policies of the individual educational institution. Any refund, in whole or in part in any circumstance will be returned to the Middle Atlantic Section IMSA directly.

Applications for consideration of a Scholarship will be accepted by Middle Atlantic Section IMSA between September 1st of the previous year to April 1st of the year of enrollment.  Decisions will be made by the Scholarship Committee by April 15th, and notifications will be made May 1st, with any awards being conferred prior to commencement of the Fall Semester of the Educational Institution.

The following outlines the information sought in this application such that a weighted evaluation by the Scholarship Committee may be fairly conducted. Each of the following criteria have an assigned weight associated with it and will be scored by consensus of the Scholarship Committee:

Application Letter: Applicants are asked to provide a brief introduction of themselves, personal background and their goals and aspirations.

Essay: The Middle Atlantic Section IMSA is dedicated to providing quality certification programs for the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of public safety systems, and delivering value for members by providing the latest information and education in the industry.  Applicants are asked to create a brief essay which will demonstrate how the course of study which they are pursuing supports the mission of IMSA in the field of Public Safety. The essay is to be submitted in typed format and be between 200 and 500 words in length.

Grade Average: Applicants are asked to provide evidence of accomplishment via transcripts of their achievements thus far in their academic pursuits.

Financial Considerations: Applicants are asked to provide a summary of their financial situation with respect to furthering their education in the form of an essay. Other grants, awards, scholarships etc. (achieved or applied for) should be mentioned in the essay.

Extra Curricular/Hobbies: Please describe your hobbies, interests and extracurricular activities

Employment: The applicant is asked to provide details of current or past employment. This should include experience at summer employment, as well as part time employment both in the past and/or currently held.

Volunteerism: The applicant is asked to provide verifiable evidence of voluntary work or other public service efforts.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Please gather the following information as once you start the process, it cannot be saved.   

Your contact information, the IMSA member number of your sponsor, The Educational Institution that you wish to attend with address for financial aid office, the Degree or accreditation sought, your current GPA, 255 characters about you, 500 characters of extra curricular activities, and two separate PDF uploads of the Essay (500 words) and Employment information.

 

Click here to begin the Scholarship Process.