CFSA Scholarship Awards 2022
Author: Kate Schramm
I would like to start by thanking everyone who participated in our successful return to in-person events at the Annual Educational Forum held last month. The forum attracted over 130 attendees from across Canada made up of architects, engineers, fire officials, property managers, building code officials, fire protection consultants, manufacturers, government and academia. We had an excellent turnout from delegates and sponsors, and the event would not have been the success that it was without your support.
One of the highlights of our Annual Educational Forum is the opportunity to present students studying fire protection with scholarships. These scholarships can change lives. They encourage student success while providing learners with the much-needed support in their career journey.
The purpose of the Canadian Fire Safety Scholarship Fund is to engage in, assist and contribute to promote the development, diffusion and application of knowledge to the advancement of all forms of fire safety in Canada; to promote, foster and stimulate the study of fire safety and research therein; and, to furnish encouragement, aid, guidance, support and financial assistance to qualified persons who desire to make their careers in the field of fire safety.
Each year the CFSA gives away multiple scholarships for various programs representing the diversity of fire protection for students enrolled in a full-time Fire Protection Technology program. These scholarships are awarded to students excelling in their study of fire protection systems, codes and standards, and fire prevention who also demonstrate leadership, technical skills, and community involvement. These scholarships are a way for us in fire protection to support the future of our community.
This year the CFSA and our generous industry donors offered $13,000 in scholarship funds to students. The CFSA is grateful to our scholarship partners for their continued support of this program. We have many companies who have been donating scholarship funds for over a decade and, this year, we were lucky to be able to offer four new scholarships to students. The list of 2022 scholarship award recipients can be found on our website here.
CFSA’s scholarships motivate students' achievements and have an impact beyond succeeding in the classroom. Scholarships have a philanthropic effect on those who receive them as they encourage the creation of future industry leaders who care about their community and those who need a helping hand.
Our drive for scholarship donations for 2023 is going to kick off this month. If you or your company are interested in supporting this initiative, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship Committee Chair