The Lt. Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship will be presented to minority students in emergency management or homeland security-related fields of study at the associate, bachelor, master’s, and doctoral levels of study. Acceptable fields of study include emergency management, homeland security, sociology, geography, geology, public health, public policy, environmental science, public administration, public policy, engineering, urban planning, or related fields. Eligible students will be awarded up to $5,000.00 towards tuition-related expenses for the academic year.
Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton Jr. is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General, former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and education administrator. In recognition of his accomplishment as the first minority to serve as Director of FEMA from 1985 to 1989, the Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship Program was developed to encourage minority participation in the field of emergency management by providing financial assistance, encouragement and support to diverse students who are interested in a career in the field of emergency management. More diversity in students entering the field of emergency management will produce more diversity in leadership, organisational representation, and equitable policy development, which will help build more robust and more resilient communities
The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) is a global non-profit established to facilitate change by integrating into all aspects of emergency management. Our focus is on humanity and our vision supports the empowerment of marginalised communities within all phases of disaster management. Among our eight goals, emphasis is placed on promoting, supporting and disseminating research regarding diversity and inclusion in emergency management, increasing the number of women and people of colour within the emergency management profession, and diversifying participation in the resilience and emergency management enterprise.
I-DIEM university was created to enable thought-leaders in the Emergency Management industry. We offer a variety of diversity and inclusion courses with a focus on delivering equitable change to all.
- Eligible students will be awarded up to $5,000 towards tuition-related expenses for the academic year.
Qualified candidates should:
- Be a part-time (minimum 6 credit hours), or full-time student (9 or more credit hours)
- Be enrolled in emergency management or homeland security-related field of study
- Have an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
- Display interest in improving disaster outcomes for underserved and/or marginalized populations
Eligible students must submit an online application including the following information through our Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship Program application portal
- Academic Transcript
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (1 Academic; 1 Personal)
- Video Prompt (1-minute) Topic: What is your career goal in emergency management and how does this scholarship help you achieve your aspirations?
- Essay (Max 250 Words) Topic: How do you plan on improving disaster outcomes for underserved and/or marginalized populations through your current or future work?
Application Deadline: June 4, 2022Application ClosedOfficial link