Application Deadline: Feb. 25, 2018 

This scholarship is created by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation and ASFPM to build technical capability in Flood Risk Management and related fields. It will be awarded to a deserving college student who plans to work after graduation in a profession that directly or indirectly supports flood risk management. The selected scholar will receive direct financial support, mentoring and assistance finding a paid summer internship in a relevant professional setting.

Duration of the scholarship will be up to two years and will be awarded to a rising junior in college or the last two years if enrolled in a 5-year or dual degree undergraduate program. Up to $25,000 per year for two years will be available for tuition and related education and living expenses. It shall commence in the fall semester of 2018.

Questions on the ASFPM Foundation Future Leaders Scholarship may be directed to scholarship@asfpmfoundation.org and will usually be answered within 48 hours. However, questions regarding the fall of 2018 scholarship must be submitted before February 17, 2018.

The deadline to submit applications and required attachments is February 25, 2018.

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:
The following attachments are required to be uploaded or submitted by email to scholarship@asfpmfoundation.org by the February 25, 2018 deadline for your application to be considered complete.

You may upload/attach these documents individually (using fields #11-18 below), OR use field #10 below to submit all attachments as one document (if you have already merged/scanned these documents into one document and the file size is 16MB or smaller).
  1. Proof of Citizenship Status
  2. Transcript of cumulative GPA at end of Fall 2017 semester (2.5 or above)
  3. Resume or employment history
  4. Awards, achievements, and/or honors
  5. Essay* (1-page about your interest in the field of flood risk management)
  6. Letter of Reference - Academic/Professional
  7. Letter of Reference - Character
* Provide a short, original essay explaining your interest in flood risk management, how you intend to plan and complete your coursework and work experience to prepare for a career in the field, and how you can contribute and make a difference. Include willingness to participate in ASFPM activities at state and national levels, e.g. attend annual national conference, participate on ASFPM policy committees, join state chapter, etc.

* 1. APPLICANT INFORMATION

* 2. YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL ADDRESS/CONTACT INFORMATION

* 3. YOUR PERMANENT ADDRESS/CONTACT INFORMATION

* 4. SCHOLASTIC INFORMATION & RECORDS

* 6. FINANCIAL EXPENSES expected in 2018 academic yearPlease answer with dollar amounts, write "Not Applicable" for any that do not apply to you.

* 7. FINANCIAL RESOURCES/INCOME (how have you covered your annual college expenses to date:) Please answer with dollar amounts, write "Not Applicable" for any that do not apply to you.

* 8. ACADEMIC EXTRACURRICULARS - Please list your current and past ACADEMIC extracurricular activities (or reference your attached resume if they are included there):

* 9. NON-ACADEMIC EXTRACURRICULARS - Please list your current and past NON-ACADEMIC extracurricular activities (or reference your attached resume if they are included there):

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:
The following attachments are required to be uploaded or submitted by email to scholarship@asfpmfoundation.org by the February 25, 2018 deadline for your application to be considered complete.

You may upload/attach these documents individually (using fields #11-18 below), OR use field #10 below to submit all attachments as one document (if you have already merged/scanned these documents into one document and the file size is 16MB or smaller). 
  1. Proof of Citizenship Status
  2. Transcript of cumulative GPA at end of Fall 2017 semester (2.5 or above)
  3. Resume or employment history
  4. Awards, achievements, and/or honors
  5. Essay* (1-page about your interest in the field of flood risk management)
  6. Letter of Reference - Academic/Professional
  7. Letter of Reference - Character
* Provide a short, original essay explaining your interest in flood risk management, how you intend to plan and complete your coursework and work experience to prepare for a career in the field, and how you can contribute and make a difference. Include willingness to participate in ASFPM activities at state and national levels, e.g. attend annual national conference, participate on ASFPM policy committees, join state chapter, etc.

* 10. ALL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS AS ONE ATTACHMENT: Use this field ONLY if you have already merged all 8 of the support documents listed above into one document.  Please upload that document here. If you have not merged all your support documents into one document, upload those files using #11-187below.
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* 11. CITIZENSHIP STATUS: Please upload proof of US citizenship or permanent resident alien status here.
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* 12. PROOF OF CUMULATIVE GPA: please upload transcript with your cumulative GPA for fall 2017 semester here.
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* 13. RESUME OR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY - please upload your resume or employment history here.
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* 14. AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, OR HONORS - please upload here.
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* 15. ESSAY - please upload your 1-page original essay (limit 750 words) explaining interest in the field of flood risk management here.
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ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS: Provide a short, original essay explaining your interest in flood risk management, how you intend to plan and complete your coursework and work experience to prepare for a career in the field, and how you can contribute and make a difference. Include willingness to participate in ASFPM activities at state and national levels, e.g. attend annual national conference, participate on ASFPM policy committees, join state chapter, etc.

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* 16. LETTER OF REFERENCE - ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL - please upload a letter of reference from a college professor or current/past employer here.
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* 17. LETTER OF REFERENCE - CHARACTER - please upload a letter of reference from a non-academic/professional and non-family member who can attest to the good character of applicant here.
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* 18. COMMENTS / NOTES: Is there anything else you think we should know about you or your application?

* 19. VERIFICATION OF APPLICANT'S IDENTITY: I hereby attest that the information provided is correct and true.

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