SFPE Scholarship Announcement

Scholarships are available to encourage a career in Fire Protection Engineering.

The Northern California/Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is pleased to announce its 2020 Bendix-Williamson scholarship offering. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote interest and public awareness of the science and practice of Fire Protection Engineering, and to encourage study for a career related to Fire Protection Engineering.

Past awards have been up to $2000 per person. Candidates should be a permanent resident or have the intent to relocate to the geographic area served by the NCN-SFPE Chapter. More than one scholarship may be awarded, depending on the number and quality of applications received.

What is a Fire Protection Engineer (FPE)? A Fire Protection Engineer applies science and engineering principles to protect people, homes, workplaces, the economy and the environment from the devastating effects of fires. Fire Protection Engineers analyze how buildings are used, how fires start and grow, and how fires affect people and property. They use the latest technologies to design systems to control fires, alert people to danger, and provide means for escape. FPEs also work closely with other professionals, including engineers of other disciplines, architects, state and local building officials, and local fire departments to build fire safe communities. FPEs are in high demand. The number of available jobs far exceeds the supply.

The purpose of the Society is to advance the science and practice of Fire Protection Engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members, and to foster fire protection engineering education.

For more information about the Society, meeting locations and dates, membership, or the SFPE Scholarship please contact Mr. Marcus Berona, PE, Scholarship Chairman at


The Northern California-Nevada Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers offers scholarships to students interested in the field of fire protection. 

Application Process

To Download Addtional Information CLICK HERE.

To Download the Application CLICK HERE.

Committee review of Applications:              April 2020

Selection of Scholarship(s):                        May 2020       

Scholarship Presentation to Students:        June NCN-SFPE meeting, see website for details.