Awards, Scholarship & Grants

AWARDS

TO MAKE A NOMINATION FOR THESE AWARDS. CLICK ON THE “APPLICATION”
UNDER THE SPECIFIC AWARD, PRINT THE APPLICATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The Board of Directors may by a majority vote of the members present at the Board of Directors January meeting prior to the Annual Meeting, confer Life Membership upon any person qualified for active membership who has rendered distinctive service to the Chapter or its purpose or has been a dues paying member for 25 years or more. A Life Member shall have all the rights and privileges of an Active Member without having to pay dues. Nominations for Life Membership shall be made to the Board of Directors at least sixty (60) days prior to voting thereon.

Instructions- submit a detailed letter of nomination outlining why the individual should receive this award. Include all pertinent information regarding their scholastic and career choices and why they would be a good candidate for this award. Click here for the application.

Investigator of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who is a member of the chapter and has shown outstanding achievement through the use of professional expertise, in both criminal and civil fields of fire investigation. It is limited to one recipient annually.

Investigator Of The Year Application

Investigation Unit of the Year

This award is presented to an investigation unit which has shown outstanding achievement through the use of professional expertise in both the criminal and civil fields of fire investigation. It is limited to one recipient annually. At least one member of the unit is to be an active member of the chapter.

Investigation Unit Of The Year Application

SCHOLARSHIP & GRANTS

To apply for the grant or scholarship, click on the “application” under the specific item, print the application, follow the instructions and also submit a detailed letter of nomination outlining why the individual should receive this award. Include all pertinent information regarding their scholastic and career choices and why they would be a good candidate for this award.


GENE DANNENFELSER Memorial Scholarship

This award will be presented to an active member of the chapter assigned to a position within a local, county and/or state organization having fire investigation duties.  The applicant must be a newer fire investigator having five (5) years or less of experience and must have successfully completed an approved Basic Fire Investigation Course (i.e. NJ-IAAI 80-hour course, NJ DCJ Basic Arson Course or NFA Basic Fire Investigation Course/R206). The scholarship award provides for one (1) full year of NJ-IAAI Chapter provided training tuition at no cost, culminating with the Chapter Annual General Meeting/Training Conference. This scholarship award is a one-time only award and the recipient may not re-apply.

Dannenfelser Scholarship Award


Jerry Maxwell Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented to an active member of the chapter or individual directly related to an active chapter member. The applicant must have matriculated at an institution of higher learning in a credited program. The major course of study must be in fire science or criminal justice, although an award may be presented for an elective course in the individual’s major curriculum. It is limited to two $500.00 scholarship annually. Recipients may reapply once every three years.

Maxwell Application


Robert Czarnicki Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented to an active member of the chapter or individual directly related to an active chapter member. The applicant must have matriculated at an institution of higher learning in a credited program. The major course of study must be in electrical engineering, with a background in fire science or criminal justice although an award may be presented for an elective course in the individual’s major curriculum. It is limited to two $500.00 scholarship annually. Recipients may reapply once every three years.

Czarnicki Application


JOHN WEST, SR MEMORIAL JUVENILE FIRE SETTERS GRANT

This award is presented to those public sector organizations who have an active Juvenile Fire Setters Program in place. The grant is limited to a maximum of $500.00 per year, and may be utilized for juvenile fire setter materials or visual aid equipment related to training. It is limited to one $500.00 maximum grant annually. Recipients may apply once every three years.

West, Sr. Application

ALL INFORMATION FOR THE AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIP OR GRANT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO:

Awards Committee Chair

Vice President – Ed Nunn

edred6@gmail.com

NO LATER THEN JANUARY 15, 2021