Meet our amazing scholarship winners!

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jul 31, 2014

The results for the annual NFPA Fire Safety Educational Memorial Fund Committee awarded scholarships are in! These awards are given to students who have demonstrated strong leadership potential, exhibited academic achievement and who have contributed to fire safety activities. So without further ado, let’s meet our four extraordinary winners!


Meredith Hawes, who is pursuing a master’s of science degree in public administration at Central Michigan University, has won the coveted George D. Miller Scholarship. She is the Fire and Safety Educator at Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department and is currently aiding her department in a study to determine the feasibility of merging their at-will, combination department with their city’s full time, professional and unionized department.

She embarked on a mission to create a Risk Watch Coalition for youth in her area and received the Michigan Public Educator of the Year Award for that program. And with that success in her back pocket, she was offered and accepted the role of Education Advisor for the NFPA.

Hawes future goal is the pursuit of a City Manager or Assistant City Manager position.

The George D. Miller Scholarship was established in honor of the former NFPA president and CEO and is awarded to students in fire service or public administration programs.