NENA and 911 Authority, LLC are proud to establish a scholarship to honor the life, passion, integrity and career of Wendy Ann Day. This scholarship honors the mission of 9-1-1 policy and regulatory development, women’s empowerment within 9-1-1, and Wendy’s valuable contributions to the policy and regulatory aspects of public safety programs across the country. The objectives of this scholarship are:
To assist public safety professionals in reaching a higher level of knowledge by participating in NENA’s 9-1-1 Goes to Washington conference;
To assist public safety agencies with the cost of professional development and contribute to their ability to provide continuing education to their employees;
To enhance the knowledge of public safety agency employees so that they, in turn, will contribute to their agency and the profession as a whole;
To assist in the goal of adopting and implementing Next Generation 9-1-1 policies by providing an opportunity to those individuals who have not had the opportunity to previously attend 9-1-1 Goes to Washington; and
To empower women who are building their careers and aspiring to share new ideas with their peers and colleagues.
Who should apply?
This scholarship opportunity is open to women in their first five years in the 9-1-1 industry who have not previously attended 9-1-1 Goes to Washington.
The scholarship recipient will receive the following:
Complimentary registration to NENA's 9-1-1 Goes to Washington conference;
Four nights hotel accommodations; and
A travel stipend of up to $500 to help cover transportation costs to and from the event (provided as a post-event reimbursement).
To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the criteria listed about in the "Who should apply" section complete and submit the below scholarship application, including a 1,000 word or less essay and a current resume.
Applications will be accepted through November 29, 2019. The scholarship winner will be notified no later than January 3, 2020.