Cote Scholarship established
QUINCY, Mass.--The National Fire Protection Association announced Jan. 8 it had established a scholarship in the name of Arthur E. Cote, who retired last month from the NFPA. Cote is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading authorities on fire sprinkler protection and technology. The Arthur E. Cote Scholarship will recognize and offer support for individuals pursuing a career in fire protection engineering.
Cote joined the NFPA in 1977. Prior to his recent retirement, he was executive vice president and chief engineer overseeing 10 operating departments. The Cote scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in fire protection engineering programs. The scholarship is part of the NFPA Memorial Fund established in 1992.
A college or university will be allowed to nominate one or two full- or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in a fire protection engineering program who intend to pursue a career in fire safety engineering and exhibit scholarship achievement, leadership qualities and concern for others/volunteerism.
A minimum of one scholarship per year of at least $5,000 will be awarded to one or more undergraduate students enrolled in fire protection engineering programs in either the United States or Canada. All materials must be submitted by April 1, 2007. For further information, visit www.nfpa.org.