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NSA Scholarship Applications Due By June 15

by Chuck Sheley |

The National Smokejumper Association will award up to five $1,000 scholarships, one $500 scholarship, and one $250 scholarship in 2014. The total number of awards will depend on the number of applicants and their qualifications.

The scholarship program is our effort, along with the Good Samaritan Fund, to support current jumpers and their families. Application deadline is June 15 so now is the time to act.

National Smokejumper Association Scholarships are intended to provide financial support to
students who are committed to obtaining advanced education. The applicants must be:
1. Smokejumpers or smokejumper pilots, or
2. Direct family members of smokejumpers or smokejumper pilots, and
3. Currently enrolled in an accredited program that will lead to a college degree or other

1. A narrative not to exceed one typewritten page addressing the criteria listed below must be
prepared and emailed to Gary Baker (#406 360 8566) at by June 15th. The
successful applicants will be notified by July 15th. Scholarship funds will be paid by the
National Smokejumper Association to the educational institution of choice and are intended to be
used for academic purposes such as: tuition, fees, room, board and/or books. Up to six
scholarships will be awarded annually.
2. Applicant must submit, with application, a picture of himself or herself. Pictures will be used
for publication purposes and should be of excellent resolution of at least 1 MB.
3. Applicant must submit, with application, the name and address of the registration unit of the
educational facility and the student’s activity account number or related information. Award
funds are sent directly to the educational facility.

1. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a statement of estimated yearly
earnings for the year applying.
2. Student must be in good standing, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at
his/her college/university/trade/training school.
3. Applicant must describe their leadership style/ character/ service potential.
4. Applicant must explain intended future use of degree/training.