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Initial Deadline for Scholarship Applications is December 15, 2023. 
Based on remaining funding available, the committee may reopen the application period for another month.

Applicants must complete the online application at  by the deadline of December 15, 2023. Please note that not all applicants will be approved for a scholarship.

Eligibility for Scholarship Award:

  • 1.       Applicants must be a current member of the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association at the time of their application.  (Volunteer Departments may receive a complimentary membership, please contact IFCA for assistance).
  • 2.      Applicants must have been actively employed as a Chief Officer, Battalion Chief or Captain with a State of Idaho recognized Fire Department, Fire District or EMS Department for at least six months, and must be currently employed by that entity. 
  • 3.      ALL information must be completed in the online form for your application to be considered.

Award Categories

Full Scholarship        Full scholarship recipients will receive a paid Conference Registration and four nights lodging at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.  Value: $1,268 
This scholarship is only available for individuals that reside more than 45 miles from Coeur d’Alene.  Applicants may opt for only three nights lodging as well.

Registration Only      Recipients will receive a paid Conference Registration. Value: $500
All applicants may be eligible for this award.

Award Criteria           Following is the hierarchy in which applicants will be scored for award    

First Tier                     Full volunteer service, these incudes all personnel in the department.  (Chiefs down to volunteers) non-compensated for service.  Awards will also be ranked based on the number of personnel in the department.

Second Tier- Compensated Chief with paid on call Volunteers.  Awards will also be ranked based on the number of personnel in the department.

Third Tier- Combination Department, which has paid full-time employees and paid on-call volunteers.  Awards will also be ranked based on the number of personnel in the department.

Fourth Tier- Career Department Chief with all paid personnel.  Awards will also be ranked based on the number of personnel in the department.

No eligible applicants will be excluded for any reason without review, funding will be distributed based upon the tiers listed above. 

Once awards are determined, applicants will be notified with the details of the scholarship ASAP and no later than January 20, 2024.

Brad Trosky-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Dedicated to the memory of Chief Brad, who passed away suddenly in June of 2022, this scholarship has been established to provide funding for training opportunities for
Idaho’s Chief Fire & EMS Officers and Aspiring Leaders. 

Brad was a dedicated fire training professional who lovingly shared his knowledge and mentorship to countless firefighters and chief officers throughout the region for decades. We dedicate this scholarship in his honor.

Aims – The principal aim of this scholarship program is to offer registration and lodging scholarship opportunities to Idaho Chief Fire & EMS Officers and aspiring leaders.

Scholarship Award Amount– Will be determined based on the Scholarship Committee’s evaluation of the applications submitted.  Applications will be scored based up the award criteria.

Use of Scholarships– Scholarship awards may cover the full cost of the Conference including registration and lodging, or registration only.

Basis of Award – The Scholarship Committee, comprised of its members and Idaho Fire Chiefs Board Members, will make the final selection of Chiefs to receive a scholarship based on their review of the application form.

 How To ApplyComplete the Scholarship application, submit online by December 15, 2023.

Idaho Fire Chiefs Association
P.O. Box 2133   Boise, Idaho   83701-2133
Tel:  208.629.4865Tel:  208.629.4865  Fax:  800.324.6298

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