FPE Scholarships and Fellowships

The department of Fire Protection Engineering has the following scholarships available to currently enrolled FPE students, not all of which are necessarily given each year.

Scholarship candidates must have graduated from high school or its equivalent before July 1st of the year in which they will use the scholarship. Scholarships are awarded by the FSSA Educational Foundation to students who plan to enroll in a fire suppression technology program at an accredited two year or four year technical school, college or university in North America. Consideration will be given to the degree in which the career choice would have an application to the fire suppression industry. An application is typically due July 1st.  For more information and the application, please visit: www.fssa.net/?page=FSSAEDApplication

In honor of Dr. Harry E. Hickey, alumni, friends and former students donated to establish this scholarship that will support an undergraduate or graduate fire protection engineering student who have interest in teaching or educating others about fire protection engineering.  Preference will be given to students with fire service experience. Complete the Engineering Scholarship Application to apply.

This award is given to both undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). The scholarship was established to award students for their exemplary dedication to academics as well as service to the FPE Department and it is merit-based. These scholarships are funded by the generous donations of alumni, corporate sponsors, and friends of the department. To apply, download and complete the application (PDF) and deliver it to the Salamander mailbox or Professor Jim Milke's office by 4:30 p.m. on April 24.

  • UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Fellowship
    This fund supports a graduate research assistant in the UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering. The fellowship provides a variable amount towards the Fellow's research, which will be renewed each semester provided the Fellow remains in good academic standing. The research activity will involve a study of interest to the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), much of it being conducted in Columbia, MD. The combination of fire protection engineering and fire service experience is vital to fulfilling the FSRI mission of increasing firefighter knowledge to reduce injuries and deaths in the fire service and in the communities served. To learn more, follow this link to the 2019/2020 Fellow, Kate Donlin. To apply, download this application:  PDF iconULF-2020.pdf

Nicole L. Hollywood

Assistant Director of Student Services
301-405-3994 | nlholly@umd.edu