AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest

$2,000

April 01, 2021

Awards Available: 10

  • Scholarship Description
  • The American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program helps with the educational and training pursuits of students just like you. The contest is open to high school seniors who will enroll in the semester beginning no later than the upcoming fall semester. Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Destiny M  on 9/11/2020 6:52:47 PM

As a high school senior who plans on attending a four-year university and majoring in fire science this scholarship topic resonated with me. I applied for this scholarship due to my interest in the fire service and it turned out to be just as informative as the local college courses I'm taking on top of finishing my high school education. Thank you to ASFA for the opportunity to not only apply for this scholarship but to educate people on the importance of fire sprinklers and open their eyes.

Taniya L Moore  on 9/9/2020 2:00:23 PM

I'm applying to this scholarship to help with college tuition of 2021, it would be so helpful because ro have and get some weight off my shoulders! I'm going to school for Graphic Arts and anything would be great.

Carolina H  on 9/8/2020 6:47:46 PM

I thought it would be harder but, it was actually kind of fun. I really liked this scholarship form.

Rayan K  on 9/7/2020 3:13:55 PM

I have just applied to this scholarship. The information provided about scholarships was informative and interesting at the same time.

Jeg L.  on 1/7/2020 10:00:07 AM

I did apply for this scholarship. I find the education of fire sprinklers very interesting, and I'm happy to have applied to learn something new.

Ruhi S  on 4/1/2019 3:34:28 PM

The information I learned about fire sprinklers was quite fascinating and useful. I am glad that I had the opportunity to expand my knowledge through this scholarship application.

Sophia A  on 4/1/2019 12:21:51 PM

I just applied for this scholarship. I find the entry process very informative. I enjoyed learning about fire sprinklers, and careers.

Kristin G  on 4/1/2019 9:50:42 AM

Yes, i applied for this scholarship and was pleased about the importation it gives you and also the lesson it teaches you.

Michelle P  on 3/31/2019 9:28:12 PM

Knowledge about the significance of fire sprinklers, and the dangers of their absence, is an undermined topic, which is worthy of being discussed more frequently. This scholarship provided just that by calling on young people to become aware of the need for fire sprinkles. The facts presented were mind-boggling and shocking with some of the devastating pictures produced, but I felt that it successfully urged me to actually consider fire sprinklers as a necessity. In conclusion, I would like to thank you AFSA for the eye-opening information, as well as the opportunity to gain both knowledge on fire sprinkles and a scholarship fund.

Kayla L  on 3/31/2019 7:51:15 PM

I applied. My Grandpa is a fire chief. I respect his efforts daily

Kristen W  on 3/31/2019 3:51:31 PM

I recently applied for this scholarship because I thought that the topic was extremely relevant to someone like me - young, naive and immature. I thought maybe I could save my life or the lives of my loved ones just by being informed. And, with the added bonus of perhaps gaining some money for college, I couldn't really see a reason not to. Now, after the fact, I'm insanely relieved I did because I feel that much more informed and capable of make a life-changing decision than that will help my family.

Jasmine W  on 3/31/2019 3:22:49 PM

I loved this scholarship application!

Alyson G  on 3/31/2019 12:50:27 AM

I did apply for this scholarship because I was familiar with the saying, "Safety First!" Also, I personally agree with that statement, that is why I wanted to learn more about fire sprinklers and the way they function in structures.

Amber L  on 3/30/2019 2:25:45 PM

I applied for this scholarship and I was very surprised to be tested on such useful information about fire sprinklers and the impacts of fire safety. Before applying, I was not too knowledgeable about the problems that existed in passing important legislation but now I am glad that I am more aware.

Branden R  on 3/29/2019 5:09:37 PM

I actually had no idea how a fire sprinkler goes off. I was completely clueless in the sense that it goes off due to liquid expanding when it hits a certain temperature. I probably would have of never known this neat fact if I didn't apply for this scholarship. Thank you very much for the information and knowledgeable, and thank you for the opportunity ;).

CHai W  on 3/29/2019 11:41:04 AM

I am applying for this scholarship to help with my college tuition in fall 2019. I am a senior in high school and would like to go to college to start my education on becoming a dermatologist. Times is hard and every opportunity I can get to help would be greatly appreciated.

Daniel N  on 3/28/2019 10:43:48 PM

I just applied for this scholarship. It was extremely surprising to me how educational it actually was. Possible chance of winning AND learning something new from applying?! IT'S A WIN/WIN!

Aleyna W  on 3/28/2019 10:22:54 AM

I applied for this scholarship. I'm hoping I win because I desperately need the money, but even if I do not win, I am glad I applied for it. I learned information that I feel that everyone should learn.

Liliana P  on 3/27/2019 10:31:51 AM

I applied for this scholarship because it gave me important information that I could use in my everyday life. This scholarship is informative and could possible save more lives.

Brett M  on 3/26/2019 12:31:34 PM

I applied to this scholarship and enjoyed the process. As a volunteer firefighter it was interesting to me to see the comparison of what we do and what sprinklers do. Thank you Brett M

Diana H  on 3/22/2019 7:41:31 PM

Honestly, this scholarship is amazing and I'll definitely be telling my friends to apply because not only is it extremely informative, but the information is actually valuable! Who knew that fire sprinklers were that useful?

Naomi M  on 3/22/2019 7:36:04 PM

I applied for this scholarship. I was actually surprised by how informative it was; it was giving me information about sprinklers and how they work, also the leading cause of fires. I'd recommend this scholarship to anyone looking for an easy 10-minute scholarship to get you started on your scholarship process!!

Marie-Gislene L  on 3/19/2019 9:23:06 PM

Just applied to for this scholarship and I like the fact that they do not acquire much just that you take a couple of questions and pass them. Also we get the chance to learn a thing or two about safety and how certain things came to pass in society. Wish all scholarships were this easy to apply in one sitting. Love this idea and do we have more like this?

Nethra P  on 3/19/2019 9:22:25 AM

I believe it is incredibly important for the general public to be educated on the importance of fire safety, especially in terms of sprinklers. I hope that everyone- from apartment dwellers to architects- always remember the importance of something even as small as a sprinkler. One small tool can save thousands of lives. This lesson was really important for an aspiring engineer, because it demonstrates the importance of each utility in a building.

Emily K  on 3/17/2019 6:00:35 PM

I really apprecitated applying for this scholarship. Whether I recieve it or not, I left the application process learning something that is really important but it was something I have never learned in school. As I am stressed with finding sholarships, this one actually was my favorite because I didn't have to shuffle through old tax forms and it kept my brain thinking. :) Thank you!

Sydney M  on 3/15/2019 1:32:50 PM

What an inventive way to teach about fire safety! I had no idea how effective fire sprinklers are!

Adin R  on 3/11/2019 2:27:14 PM

Honestly a pretty cool scholarship. First time I've done something like this. Doesn't require too much time and you learn some interesting stuff at the same time.

Amber R  on 3/7/2019 12:42:05 PM

This is a very interesting and cool scholarship! My parents are firefighters so I'm incredibly glad to see this important information being spread. Very easy to complete.

Madison f  on 3/7/2019 10:38:25 AM

I think its very important to apply

JALEEL G  on 3/6/2019 1:47:29 PM

The information I read about pertaining to fire sprinklers caught my attention!

Abigail W  on 3/6/2019 7:32:33 AM

I applied for this scholarship as right when I read what it was about I knew I had to. I think that fire sprinklers are so important and are underrated in our society. Fire sprinklers save lives, homes, buildings, and many other things. They are so important when it comes to a possible fire as you never know what can happen, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Hailley H  on 3/3/2019 10:02:07 AM

It is the only scholarship I've every experienced like that. It really is unique and interesting.

Selena N  on 3/2/2019 1:19:55 AM

I applied for this scholarship and was surprised on what I read. This scholarship does not only explain the importance of fire safety, but it goes to show that we will always be able to learn something new. Therefore, teaching us that education will forever be valuable and attainable.

Alondra S  on 2/27/2019 7:44:06 PM

I sure did, curiosity made me do it. I applied for this scholarship even though I was a bit confused as to what it was at first, but I'm so glad I did. Not only did I end up applying for a scholarship, but I also learned something new from it, a topic I'm sure I wouldn't have been introduced to by another outside source. There are many global issues, but I'd never thought this would be one. Awareness must be brought to the legislative impact that is preventing automatic sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of college students in their dorms and in off-campus housing. Such a unique scholarship!

Melissa B  on 2/23/2019 5:16:15 PM

Going thru the application process and learning about how important fire sprinklers are was very educational.

Joanna D  on 2/23/2019 5:04:32 PM

I applied for this scholarship because it’s informative and would really help me pay for college (I just got accepted at my first choice!) and I’d love to use my passion- art- to make metaphorical, interpretive and realistic art that brings awareness to fire safety (I have a portfolio I could submit, too!).

Alexa A  on 2/22/2019 2:56:57 PM

Fast and easy scholarship to fill out. Very informative about Fire Safety and Sprinklers. Information everyone should know.

Kinsey M  on 2/14/2019 9:19:52 AM

Super easy and informational! Definitely worth it to apply.

Tyler C  on 2/7/2019 9:33:44 AM

I applied for the scholarship. I also found the information about fire sprinklers very informational. It made me aware that I should not only be looking for smoke detectors in my apartment I choose to rent but also look for what fire sprinklers they have in place.

Andrea S  on 2/5/2019 9:29:06 PM

I applied for this scholarship and found it to be very informational. I now know a lot more about sprinklers and their importance in the community. Whether I receive the scholarship or not, I've learned very valuable fire safety.

Tyanna B  on 2/3/2019 8:14:22 PM

I actually have applied to this scholarship through another website. But this scholarship and information I learned about the sprinklers were very interesting, because I have never learned that much about sprinklers. I really liked this scholarship.

Juliana R  on 2/2/2019 5:39:09 PM

This scholarship is such a great opportunity, as instead of a bunch of lengthy forms it educates you on a topic people don't talk about enough. I had no idea how detrimental it can be to not use fire sprinklers in public areas. They can pretty much save countless lives, and the industry involves so many different jobs that our society benefits from. It's always great to learn things - the higher education, the more equipped you are for the rest of your life. Highly recommend this scholarship.

Tyler W  on 1/31/2019 2:04:49 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I got accepted into Mitchell College yesterday and I would be starting this upcoming fall.

Anne C  on 1/29/2019 1:52:19 PM

I just finished applying for this scholarship. I never had this knowledge about fire sprinklers. It was a very informative presentation, and I am glad I applied.

Roxana G  on 1/25/2019 10:48:26 AM

Feels good to have completed this. Cool!

Amber S  on 1/21/2019 4:36:22 PM

A great way to inform the younger generation the importance of fire safety while giving them an opportunity at receiving money for college!

madison c  on 1/18/2019 10:22:35 AM

applying for this scholorship was quick and easy. It also informed me on the topic of sprinkelers and there huge importants to buildings and houses. This scholorship application has showed me valuable information and taught me a vaulable lesson.

Elizabeth W  on 1/15/2019 11:08:21 AM

I found this scholarship very informational, and great to tech others the importance of fire safety. Thanks for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship!

Brittany Schnabel  on 1/15/2019 11:00:06 AM

Thank you for your willingness to help students afford college. The information in the application process was very informative. Love that while applying I learned something along the way! Thank you again!

Michael K  on 1/4/2019 12:37:32 PM

I appreciated the info on fire safety as it pertains to me as I plan to head off to college. I have family in the fire fighters field so I was twice as interested in learning about something that I had taken for granted.

bailey k  on 1/4/2019 10:28:33 AM

This scholarship was very interesting but also did not require a lot of intellection which made me feel more comfortable, it was not extremely stressful and it taught me new information that I probably would have never come across at another spot in my life or education.

Ezra G  on 1/1/2019 1:10:21 PM

So I just applied for this scholarship, it was super easy. It's basically a chance to enter your name in a raffle for $2,000, so I don't see why someone wouldn't apply.

Natasha H  on 12/21/2018 12:31:23 PM

When I began applying for the scholarship, I was not aware that I'd be learning about sprinkler systems along the way. I very much enjoyed the education offered regarding the process of and the importance of sprinklers in buildings. :)

Michael H  on 12/2/2018 1:55:48 PM

I applied for this scholarship. I actually found this scholarship to be every important not because of its worth but because of the important importation it gives you and the lessons it teaches you.

Emily H  on 11/26/2018 8:16:27 PM

The information I just recently read on about fire sprinklers and the jobs and education that were involved to be able to save hundreds of lives from fires. Without education John Carey would have not been able to extinguish a fire, Philip would have not have known how to successfully sell the sprinkler system in 1872, followed by Henry S. Parmelee who was obviously educated in publicizing and marketing products leading to his success on commercializing the closed sprinkler head in 1874. These people made history and that is how we still learn today, we learn from these kind of people and study how they succeed throughout determination and hard work and how we can do the same. These kind of people influence me to make a change in the world hoping that I will be able to learn how to save more lives. This scholarship will help me be able to grow my education so I can end up making a change with focus and hard work; I strive to make history like Philip and how he lead the spread of the sprinkler. In result he saved lives and that is what matters in life, to be the change.

Sean H  on 11/21/2018 6:16:34 PM

What a great idea . . . to offer an easy-to-apply-for scholarship to the exact audience needed to increase awareness about Fire Sprinkler safety!

MacKenzie F  on 11/19/2018 10:57:17 AM

I applied for this scholarship on a whim after searching through tons of different ones, but this one was the most informational by far. I'd take any opportunity to learn anything any day!

Noah E  on 11/3/2018 11:17:35 PM

I found this scholarship to be very unique and very interesting. It taught me more about water sprinklers and how important they actually are, especially with the example of the accident in the nightclub in 2003. This allowed me to complete a scholarship and learn something new while doing it. I loved this format for the application process!

Dylan L  on 10/18/2018 6:43:22 AM

It's really easy to apply to, isn't too boring, and only took about 10 minutes. It's definitely worth a shot.

Khalid H  on 10/17/2018 9:20:47 PM

This is my first time to apply for the scholarship because now I am in 12th grade and I will graduate this year. yes I did apply for this scholarship.

Payton S  on 10/4/2018 7:26:08 PM

I recently applied for this scholarship! It allows you to learn very useful information on fire safety.

Ashley J  on 9/18/2018 11:08:07 AM

I was very happy with this scholarship application process. It was stress free, and I was able to learn something new!

Alana W  on 4/1/2018 7:03:12 PM

This is a great scholarship to apply for! The time invested in applying was worth the information learned!

Lacy Y  on 4/1/2018 10:24:41 AM

Yes, I applied for this scholarship. This application/presentation process was very educational. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to apply for this scholarship and for your consideration for a scholarship. I am currently in the process of earning my EMT certification, and I am doing my clinicals with the local Rescue Squad. Fires are very dangerous and sprinklers are a necessity.

Gregory G.  on 3/31/2018 8:09:37 PM

I really enjoyed this application process. I was able to learn a great deal while completing my application! Thank you!

Jonathan M  on 3/31/2018 12:30:26 PM

This scholarship was very unique. It was interested to learn how water sprinklers operated.

Tyler G  on 3/30/2018 11:50:45 PM

I was able to learn and submit and application for a scholarship! Brilliant!!

Rachel L  on 3/29/2018 10:16:31 PM

Wow this is a great scholarship, very interactive and educational. I never knew water sprinklers were so interesting.

hana b  on 3/29/2018 5:01:18 PM

Originally I was just on the hunt for some scholarships, but this one was surprising. I came out of it learning something I knew nothing about really, and not a lot of scholarships give you that opportunity.

Bryan H  on 3/28/2018 5:26:14 PM

I have always been terrified of fires. My father suffered severed burns when he was 2 years old. He’s never been able to afford plastic surgery and it kills me to see his pain.

Madison H  on 3/28/2018 1:20:56 PM

I applied for this scholarship and actually found it very informative! My dad is a firefighter and they often do many building inspections and my dad always is talking to me about fire safety. It is very eye opening to see just how big of a deal it is take this serious. I’m glad I applied and got to learn more.

Olivia D  on 3/28/2018 11:37:12 AM

I entered this scholarship and was easy but extremely educational. Many of the topics discussed were ones I've never heard of. I appreciate organizations that want to pursue their passions and spread knowledge for the benefit of all who encounter them.

Francis M  on 3/27/2018 8:31:57 PM

Yes. There are too many fires caused by lack of information and requirements demanded by law.

Angeli H  on 3/27/2018 10:14:08 AM

I applied and I'm happy to say that I learned something significant today! :)

Jessica T  on 3/26/2018 2:58:47 PM

I applied for this scholarship because my mom has just gotten pregnant and I’m going off to college and I have a younger sister who will be attending college after me.

Thaddeus K  on 3/22/2018 4:13:01 PM

I personally went through a house fire and this is a very important matter I take to heart. Working sprinklers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide are crucial to prevent these types of senseless tragedies.

Jeandee Dobson  on 3/22/2018 10:31:37 AM

I applied for the scholarship! I would have to admit that this one of the most easiest scholarships that I applied for. I learned many interesting facts of fire safety that I have never even learned before!

Hannah L  on 3/22/2018 10:09:34 AM

As a child I have always been terrified by fires. And I would love to know there is a way to ease other childrens fear.

Carly P  on 3/22/2018 6:38:59 AM

This scholarship was very informative and easy to fill out! It didn't take long and I learned things I would've otherwise never known! A wonderful scholarship, and congratulations to whoever wins!

ryan s  on 3/17/2018 7:18:19 PM

Have always been interested in fire safety - hope i get a chance to move forward with my engineering studies!

Abigail H  on 3/13/2018 12:01:37 PM

Having lost people I loved in a house fire last year, this is excellent information to know. It is an easy scholarship that only requires taking a quiz and you learn a lot in the process. Congrats to whoever receives the scholarship. :)

Colton C  on 2/21/2018 2:47:12 PM

Very informative information and easy application to complete. I look forward to learning more about this technology in my career path in Architectural Technology.

Eduardo P  on 2/19/2018 4:24:56 PM

It's legit, simple, and informative. Who knew that fire sprinklers work the way they do as described in the article. As a bonus, you have a chance of getting $2,000, making this scholarship application a no-brainer.

shayla l  on 2/15/2018 1:07:02 PM

Im Just learning as I go, Im the first one in my family to attend college in my family. My mom has Multiple sclerosis, and has never been to college. So at this point Im learning as I go...Praying to get the help i need

Daniel S  on 2/13/2018 11:51:22 AM

Daniel Santana As long as I could remember, i've always had such a strong interest in nature, specifically the ocean. Something about the smell of the salty brine. The breeze hitting my face like soft kisses. The deep blue color the ocean gives off when reflected by the blinding sun. The sound of the waves crashing onto shore. The thought that so many animals of all shapes and sizes call this wonderful place home. The inspiration the ocean gives me to write the poetry I so deeply love.How the ocean can turn from beautiful and calm to violent and treacherous just amazes me. Ever since I was young, I would read entire encyclopedias about the oceans and its wonders. I would read book after book after book and it always fascinated me how beautiful this magical place could be. I know that the science classes required for a marine biology major will be challenging, but there's no challenge I can't overcome. I'm now a senior in highschool, and college is the the thing that dwells in my mind more than any ocean. As a young latino american, college isn't something that has been very feasible for me. No family member prior to me has been to college, so I will be the first one to attempt and break this barrier. It's a dream of mine to go to college and bring honor and success not just to my family, but to all the aspiring latino american college students around the nation. If I was able to acquire this scholarship, it will be able to help me to reach my goal and help lead by example for other hispanics who want to achieve the same thing. Without this scholarship, my chances of completing my goal are drastically cut because college is expensive, especially for my family’s income. I made a promise to my family that I would bring honor to the Santana name. Whether it be studying the ocean that I so dearly admire, or studying anything else that comes within reach of my wandering mind, I promised to make them happy. I desire to keep this promise not just for them, but f

Cody F  on 2/6/2018 12:22:55 PM

Yes, I applied for this scholarship due to it being a simple task. However, the information within the application was very informative. Product was presented with a good argument on the reason to incorporate it into a business or residential area with the potential to save lives..

Rebecca R  on 1/31/2018 7:35:43 PM

This was actually the most informative scholarship I have ever applied to. Thank you for enlightening me on fire safety and specifically in a dorm. All scholarships should be like this! Thank you!

Matthew G  on 1/25/2018 11:05:59 AM

I did and it was easy to complete!!

Desmon W  on 1/24/2018 2:21:54 PM

Easy application! The lesson in firesprinklers was very informative! Thank you!!!!

Annabelle C  on 12/28/2017 6:05:04 PM

This was a super easy application and only took a few minutes!

Bret C  on 12/1/2017 8:18:47 PM

Great way to learn and earn

Odalyz M  on 10/30/2017 10:26:32 PM

Super easy to apply! Wish all scholarships were this easy.

Olivia B  on 10/19/2017 12:00:27 PM

Very easy to apply. I learned a few things about sprinklers that I was unaware of. Very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity.

Robert E  on 4/3/2017 7:05:50 PM

Very easy to apply!

Sean H  on 3/31/2017 3:06:14 PM

Thanks for the opportunity!

Michelle G  on 3/15/2017 8:37:24 PM

So EASY! No Essay! Really fast!

Cassandra B  on 2/17/2017 9:21:17 AM

No Essay required, really easy and interesting!

Alison C  on 1/22/2017 7:47:50 PM

Super easy to apply for

Lauren G  on 4/5/2016 7:17:33 PM

Very informative and easy to do!

CORBIN D  on 3/11/2016 9:52:59 AM

yes I did. The essay was very informative.

Morgan F  on 2/14/2016 4:43:39 PM

yes

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