Dick Quantz Scholarship
The goal of the Dick Quantz Memorial Technical Scholarship program is to provide educational assistance to APCO-NENA members and their families seeking to further their education in a technical field. The goal of this scholarship program is to help to provide training and technical resources for the public safety industry.
This scholarship program consists of two parts as follows:
- Tuition assistance for the Washington Chapter Public Safety Communications Conference.
The portion of the scholarship program provides up to three $500 scholarship grants to assist with the registration and expenses to attend the Washington APCO-NENA Chapter Public Safety Communications Conference or other locally organized training conference if the Public Safety Communications Conference is not held.
- Tuition assistance for attendance at any national or state accredited college or university in the study of a technical course as defined below.
- This portion of the scholarship program provides a single scholarship grant of up $1,000 to assist with tuition at any 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university in one of the following fields:
• Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, or Communications Engineering
• Computer Science
• Engineering Technology
• Information Technology
• Industrial Electronics
• Electronic Technician
• Computer Technician
Duncan Stewart Scholarship
The Duncan Stewart Scholarship Fund’s purpose is to enable dispatcher, call receiver, and first-level supervision training for APCO members whose departments do not have the resources to provide such education.
- Who May Apply
Current members in good standing of Association of Public Safety Communications Officers, Washington State Chapter employed in a public safety communications facility as a first line supervisor, radio dispatcher, 911 call receiver or technical support position may apply.
To apply for an award from the Duncan Stewart Scholarship Fund, the applicant must:
- Fill out a Scholarship Fund Application in full, providing documentation where requested;
- Obtain an authorization signature from the agency executive;
- Submit the completed package according to the application instruction
- Use of Awards
All training awards are provided on a reimbursement basis. Applications may be submitted prior to attendance but submission does not guarantee approval. All awards are for registration and housing only. Awards for incidental expenses, meals, travel or other uses are not available.
Upon completion of the conference or course of which reimbursement is being requested, APCO requires a signed affidavit from the sponsoring agency executive verifying the level of participation by their employee. The affidavit should verify that the conference attendee participated in training during at least 75% of the offered training session time from any track or the employee successfully completed the training course with a passing grade of C or better. The affidavit should be submitted along with a report detailing the attendee’s experience and use of the training to the scholarship committee. Reimbursement shall occur only after the successful completion of training in all cases.