AAEM Scholarship Program

Program Description

Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM) provides a scholarship program for those with the desire, determination and the spirit to pursue a Bachelor or Master Degree in Emergency Management or closely related field. A committee of Past Presidents will determine the qualification of the applicant, to include whether or not the selection of the curriculum is related to Emergency Management.


1) Applicants must be recommended by a member of the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers (AAEM).
2) Members of the association may also apply.
3) Person applying must be a resident of the State of Alabama for one calendar year with an Alabama driver’s license.  (A copy must be submitted with the application.)
4) A minimum of an AAEM Basic certification is a required prerequisite to apply.
5) The completed application and supporting materials must be submitted to the Board of Directors at least 90 days prior to the Annual Conference through the Director of the Area in which the applicant lives.  (See Area Map on the Contact Us page)
6) The applicant must receive a majority vote from the Committee of Past Presidents and an approval from the Board of Directors.
7) The Association determined a set amount of $1500.00 per award per academic year, $750 per semester, and the awardees must prove academic eligibility for each semester award.
8) Scholarship applicants should include a personal 500-700 word document that describes their desire, intent, future plans, past accomplishments, community service and any justification for the award of this scholarship.

Note to Applicant

All facets of each application will be considered, including, but not limited to: EMA relationships, EM experience, EM or related volunteer work, EMA, AAEM or affiliate professional certifications, academic records, financial need, etc.

AAEM Scholarship Approved Application Form 210.74 KB

AAEM Scholarship Approved Program 128.44 KB

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