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!
Congratulation are in order for Richard L. Emberley. The Ph.D. student from University of Queensland has won theDavid B. Gratz Scholarship for the second time in a row! Having graduated as a civil engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with high distinction, Richard followed to complete an MSc in Fire Protection Engineering and a second one in civil engineering. He went through all three degrees with a near perfect GPA and was a recipient of every scholarship that is offered at WPI.
Richard has shown his leadership qualities when he was nominated and elected president of the ASCE Student Association and vice-president of the WPI Music Association.
He is currently working on understanding modern structural systems exposed to fire.
His long-term career goal is to be involved in the fire protection engineering research, consulting and/or teaching at the college level.
The David B. Gratz scholarship is awarded to recognize the growth of fire science and fire engineering programs.