The Volunteer & Combination Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) awards two $1,500 scholarships to attend Fire-Rescue International (FRI) each year. This scholarship program was developed to promote leadership through learning among volunteer and combination officers.

Scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s description of how the department or attendee will benefit from attendance at FRI. This year FRI will be in Atlanta, Georgia from August 9-12. Applicants for the scholarships must be members of the IAFC and VCOS. Winners are notified in early June and are awarded scholarship checks at FRI during the VCOS Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 10 from 2-3pm. Therefore, scholarship recipients must be prepared to pay upfront expenses and book your own travel arrangements. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend classes and fully participate in FRI. Applications are due by June 7, 2019.