SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STATE GULF COAST CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE

Membership has an opportunity to send two members to the State Gulf Coast Conference in October, 2017 at Orange Beach.  These are members of the Association who are in good standing with the Association and their Agency, but whose Agency does not have the means to normally send them to attend the State conference.  The Agency must be willing to release the applicant(s) chosen to attend and cover any peripheral costs above the normal stipend of $1,500.00 per applicant.  Additional details are in the program and the attached application that is required for consideration.  We are placing the program and applications online at this time to ensure that we are able to select candidates for this upcoming conference in Orange Beach.  Questions regarding the program or candidacy can be forwarded to the Alabama Chapter Executive Board.

Scholarship Program – State Conference – Membership has an opportunity to send two people to the State Conference with a stipend of a maximum of $1,500.00 for expenses.  This program was adopted by the membership in April of 2016.  The conference is in October and candidates for this program should be submitted by Aug 26 to the Executive Board.  Only one candidate per Alabama agency will be considered and only two candidates will be selected.  Candidates should be in good standing with the Association and their Agency, but whose Agency does not have the means to normally send them to attend the annual State conference. The Agency must be willing to release the applicant(s) chosen to attend and cover any peripheral costs above the normal stipend of $1,500.00 per applicant. Additional details are in the program and the attached application that is required for consideration. We are placing the program and applications online at this time to ensure that we are able to select candidates for this upcoming State Conference in Orange Beach, Alabama. Questions regarding the program or candidacy can be forwarded to lfisher@montgomeryal.gov.

Purpose

The intent of the Scholarship Program is to provide funding to two Alabama NENA members to participate at the State Conference annually. To be eligible, Alabama NENA members must apply and indicate the need for funding to participate. Your application must be endorsed by your agency head to reflect that they approve the need and time necessary to participate if you are selected. Any member applying should be in good standing with their organization.

Scope

All personnel working for agencies within the Emergency Communication Districts of the State of Alabama.

Distribution

To local 9-1-1 Board Members, agency Directors, Command Staff, Division Managers of all State ECD’s and Alabama State Chapter of NENA personnel as appropriate.

Goal

To create an effective professional development program within Alabama NENA that seeks to engage new professionals in the field or those without the means to pay for attendance, through scholarship, state or national NENA conference attendance.

Policy

Eligibility:

All Telecommunicators and direct Public Safety Communications administrative support personnel in the State of Alabama who have not previously attended at the state conference. Nominees must be a resident of the U.S. and a resident of the State of Alabama.

Selection Criteria:

Selection of personnel for scholarship will be based on objective and subjective criteria. These types of scholarships will use a selection committee of seven members from NENA appointed by the President and/or Executive Board annually. Appointed committee members will include at least three Directors and/or Senior Managers and line personnel as appropriate. Nominees should be up and coming leaders preferably and show a need due to budget constraints, etc.  Internally, each agency may nominate only one person for a scholarship. This may require the agency to form its on committee if it has multiple nominees to find the very best from their agency.

Scholarships Received:

The State Chapter of Alabama will pay for conference registration, hotel, travel and travel expenses not to exceed $1,500.

 

Sample Scholarship Application: To be filled out via an on-line application. Click Here

 

2017 Alabama State Scholarship

Alabama Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association

* Required

Tell us about yourself:

Name *

Email *

Job Title *

Employer *

Employer Address *

Years with Employer *

Years in 9-1-1 or Public Safety *

List any professional organizations of which you are a member.

If granted a scholarship, have you received approval to attend this event? *

Short answer:

Indicate your professional goals; explain your current and future plans. *

How will your attendance at this conference contribute to your professional development and/or immediate or long-range career plans? *

Imagine yourself 10 years from today. What goals and ambitions do you have for yourself, personally and professionally? *

Are there any questions that you wished we had asked or anything else about yourself that you would like to share with us? *

How would scholarship funds help you? Why do you feel you should receive a scholarship? Explain any unusual circumstances that affect your financial need *