In honor of the December 2006 retirement of Arthur E. Cote, who dedicated his career to the fire protection engineering community and is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading authorities on fire sprinkler protection and technology, the NFPA has established a scholarship in his name. For further information and an application visit NFPA’s Web site at www.nfpa.org.
The Arthur E. Cote
Scholarship was created to recognize and offer support for individuals pursuing
a career in fire protection engineering. In 1977, Cote came to NFPA charged
with the responsibility of technical oversight and special projects. Prior to
his recent retirement, he was executive vice president and chief engineer
overseeing 10 operating departments. Cote is current president of the Society
of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE),vice chair of the American National
Standards Institute Board of Directors where he also serves as chair of the
finance committee and vice chair of the Confederation of Fire Protection
Associations International (CFPA-I).
The Arthur E. Cote Scholarship is for undergraduate students
enrolled in fire protection engineering programs. The scholarship is part of
the NFPA Memorial Fund established in 1992 to honor individuals, both living
and deceased, who are or have been strong fire safety advocates. The Memorial
Fund is administered by a committee appointed by the NFPA Board of Directors.
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
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.
Applicants nominated by his/her college or university must submit a completed
application, a nomination letter addressing his/her qualifications/achievements
and undergraduate academic transcripts in English with a letter of
recommendation from a faculty member. All materials must reach the Committee no
later than April 1, 2007. For further information and an application visit
NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org.
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