$20,000 Scholarship Contest
Step 1: Read Requirements
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully. Entries that do not meet ALL requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the student.
Entries will be accepted from 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT, Septembert 10, 2014 until 12:00 p.m. (noon), CDT April 1, 2015.
A total of $20,000 is awarded. Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each. Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest. Odds of winning are based on total number of entries received.
The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2015 semester. The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.
Due to the number of entries received, AFSA can only notify winners.
AFSA will contact each winner by email and phone within fourteen (14) business days of contest end-date, using contact information given by the entrant during application process. Winners have ten (10) calendar days from date email is sent/phone message is left to respond and verify they meet the eligibility requirements as defined on the scholarship contest Web site. High school winners will use the form provided in the email from AFSA, to be completed by their high school counselor/advisor and fax, scan or mail to the AFSA national office.
Once you are confirmed as winner, AFSA will send you the appropriate college/university/trade school forms to complete for a check to be issued to your chosen school and deposited into your student account. No funds will be issued directly to individuals. All forms and processes must be completed within sixty (60) days of contest end date or your scholarship is forfeited.
Winners will be notified for appropriate recognition to include award assemblies, graduation ceremonies and newspaper announcements.
Winners’ names will be posted on this web site in May 2015.
Applications will only be accepted online through the AFSA scholarship web site (www.afsascholarship.org). Student must provide all information requested to be able to submit his/her entry.
Step 1: Read all contest information.
Step 2: Read the "Fire Sprinkler Essay" You may print the essay for reference if you choose.
Step 3: Click on “Take Test Now” button and fill out the student information section. You will need to provide the following information:
- Full Name
- Home Street Address
- City, State, Zip Code
- Home Phone (with area code)
- 2nd Phone Contact (optional)
- Email Address
- Parent/Guardian Name
- Parent/Guardian Contact Number (with area code)
- Your High School Name
- High School City/State
- Anticipated date of Graduation (Month/Year)
Taking the Test:
Select answers for the ten-question multiple-choice test. This is an "open book" test. You may refer to a printed copy if you choose, or use the essay text online to find the correct answer to the question.
Click the "submit" button.
You will immediately receive notification of questions answered incorrectly. For each question answered incorrectly, you will be given one more chance to answer those questions correctly. This is your LAST CHANCE to refer back to the information in the essay and select the correct answer to the question/questions that you missed.
Click the “Submit” button.
Your entry will be recorded.