FSF Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline


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Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: The Warren-Young Scholarship is intended to provide funds, up to $1,500, for middle and high school teachers to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. In addition, the scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary Annual Scientific Meeting registration to attend Student Academy, as well as two complimentary hotel nights during the annual meeting. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further the goals of the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF). Priority will be given to programs with apparent financial need and those which provide forensic science education in underserved population areas.

Application: To apply for funding, the following must be submitted:

• Teacher Letter;
• Teacher Applicant Name (please attach copies of any teaching certifications);
• School Affiliation;
• Course Description (please attach any course announcements or proposed syllabus) – Please describe how the grant funds and forensic science knowledge are/will be used in teaching basic scientific principles;
• Demonstration of Financial Need and Support for Forensic Science Education (please attach a letter from school administration official concerning the level of financial need and the current availability of forensic science education).

All submissions must be received and completed by May 1. The Committee chair will notify the scholarship recipient by June 1. Please submit the aforementioned Warren-Young Scholarship Requirements electronically to Kimberly Wrasse at kwrasse@aafs.org, or by mail to: Kimberly Wrasse, FSF, 410 North 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. The FSF will confirm receipt of all submissions within two business days. If confirmation is not received within two business days, the applicant should contact Kimberly Wrasse at kwrasse@aafs.org.