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!
Looks like we have another two-time winner! A senior at University of Maryland, Catherine Hamel has once again won the Arthur E. Cote Scholarship! She joined the fire protection department and developed interest in the field due to its prospect of saving lives by utilizing engineering tactics and technology.
Over the past year and a half, she has been involved with departmental research, activates and scholarship. Her work includes a research of stovetop fires as part of a student team. One of her self-proclaimed biggest accomplishment was being inducted into the Salamander Fire Protection Engineering Honor Society in the fall of 2013.
She has also taken on multiple leadership roles, excelled in academics and still found time to give back to the greater College Park community. She plans to pursue a career is fire investigation and analysis.
This Scholarship was established in 2006 to honor Cote’s retirement from NFPA and is awarded to recognize and offer support for undergraduate students pursuing careers in fire protection engineering.