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2019 Professional Development Scholarships - Applications Open


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire - William Butler Yeats

One of the key support programs offered by the RFSA is its annual Professional Development Scholarships.

The purpose of these scholarships is to:

  •       Enhance the professional and personal development of Members;

  •       Improve career development and;

  •       Promote a high level of professional service to the community.

Registered Members are invited to apply for the annual scholarships with funding granted to assist with their ability to undertake tertiary studies.

Applications are open to both NSW RFS volunteers and staff and successful applicants must enrol in the selected course within 18 months of notification of the scholarship.

There are two scholarship categories:


President’s Scholarship - awarded to either (or both) volunteer and staff members.

Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship - awarded to the most suitable volunteer applicant.


The President’s Scholarship Committee will review all applications before making recommendations to the State Board.  The committee is comprised of four Members selected by State Council. 


Applications will close at the 1700 hours on Tuesday, 15 October.  Applicants are encouraged to read the Professional Development Scholarship policy before submitting an application.


Download a Scholarship Application form or call the RFSA Office P: 4723 3400 or Email: scholarships@rfsa.org.au to request one.


 RFSA Professional Development Scholarships brochure.