Future emergency managers/coordinators: There is a new scholarship available to students pursuing a certificate, diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree in Emergency Management (or a closely related field of study). The total amount offered is $2,500 and will be paid directly to the institute of higher education that the winning student is enrolled with.
The Joel Aggergaard Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Washington State Emergency Management Association (WSEMA) and is named in honor of Joel Aggergaard, a former employee of Washington State’s Department of Emergency Management from the 1970’s until his death in 1996. Joel specialized in being a liaison between state-level functions and county/municipal programs & emergency management professionals. If you or anyone you know is pursuing their education specifically to become a professional emergency manager, please share this with them and encourage them to go to the WSEMA webpage to fill out an application. The deadline for this year is August 1st!