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Emergency Services Foundation Scholarships

Applications are now open for the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) Scholarships.

The ESF scholarship program provides an opportunity for volunteers and paid staff from Victoria’s emergency services to undertake a study tour that will lead to improvements in Victoria’s emergency management sector. ESF has also partnered with Rotary in 2023 to sponsor an additional two scholarships.

The focus of the ESF scholarships in recent years has shifted towards focusing on applications that address gaps in mental health and wellbeing knowledge. 

ESF scholarships are not for the completion of tertiary or other qualifications, but instead scholarship funds are to be used for economy class air travel, travel insurance, accommodation and meal allowances while undertaking a study tour.

Scholarship recipients must complete a written report on their study as well as presenting findings of your study to the sector which may take place at the Emergency Management Conference, a webinar and social media.

Applications close 19 November 2023 and successful applicants will be announced by the end of the year.

To apply for a scholarship you will need to provide:

  1. details of the problem/issue you wish to study
  2. evidence of the problem/issue you have identified
  3. why you are interested in the topic
  4. objectives you want to achieve
  5. your intended travel destination(s) to undertake the study and why this location(s) were selected
  6. any relevant credentials you have
  7. proposed travel dates and quotes for travel insurance and air travel
  8. evidence of your application being supported by your agency.

 For more information or to apply for a scholarship please visit the ESF website.

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