VCOS Offers $1500 FRI Scholarships

The Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) will award two $1,500 scholarships to attend Fire Rescue International (FRI), being held August 25-29, 2009 in Dallas. This scholarship program was developed to promote leadership through learning among volunteer and combination officers.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s description of how the department or the attendee will benefit from attendance at FRI. Applicants for the scholarships must be members of the IAFC, but do not have to be VCOS members. Membership information and application can be found on the IAFC website.

The application deadline is June 30. The two successful applicants will be notified by July 31 and will be awarded the scholarship checks at FRI. Therefore, scholarship recipients must be prepared to pay upfront expenses.

The FRI scholarship application is available at the VCOS website. Please contact Chief Dan Eggleston ( ) with any questions regarding the scholarship program or application process.

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