EADP Scholarships

Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship in Emergency Administration and Planning
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Background:
In 1994, friends and alumni of the Emergency Administration and Planning (EADP) program at the University of North Texas established the Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship in honor of one of the program's early faculty members. Following a career with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Joslin joined the UNT faculty and worked tirelessly until his death in 1993 to promote the EADP program and enhance the professionalization of emergency managers. Established as an endowed scholarship, the Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship is annually given to carry forward his vision for the EADP program and profession. Interest from the endowment provides a scholarship for tuition and fees for undergraduate study at UNT. The award is up to $1,000, payable in two installments (1/2-amounts in both the fall and spring semesters). Under current state policies, the Joslin Scholar, if enrolled full-time, qualifies for in-state tuition.

Selection Criteria

  • at least a sophomore at the time the award is made

  • overall grade point average of 3.00 on all coursework (including transfer work)

  • evidence of a commitment to a career in emergency management such as participation in appropriate professional development opportunities (seminars, workshops, professional meetings) and membership in relevant professional associations (such as the International Association of Emergency Managers-Student Chapter)

  • ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and involvement in community service activities

  • completion of the Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship Application form

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Previous Recipients of the Tom Joslin Memorial Scholarship Application

2014

Sawyer Hicks

2013

Grace Kenyatte
Kyle Linville

2012

Raul Morales
Jingran Sun
Christopher Weimer

2011

Maria Muth
Christopher Weimer

2010

Barbara Kraemer

2009

David Goldberg

2008

Paloma Garcia

2007

Patrick Cunningham

2006

Sherri Thompson

2005

Eric Gildersleeve

2004

Sarah Leigh Williamson

2003

Gordon R. Redmond

2002

Ryan L. Collins

2001

Jamie R. Moore

2000

Mistie Dawn Gardner

1999

Carry Gerst

1995

Glenn Usher

The Michael A. Penaluna Endowed Scholarship in Emergency Administration and Planning

The Michael A. Penaluna Endowed Scholarship in Emergency Administration and Planning is open to emergency management students with a 3.0 GPA or above enrolled fulltime in the College of Health and Public Service Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science. Established by Michael A. Penaluna, a career emergency management professional, 1988 graduate of the Emergency Administration and Planning (EADP) program at the University of North Texas and strong supporter of UNT and its EADP program, the scholarship is open to students who demonstrate eligibility for need-based financial assistance as determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients also must join and be active members of the International Association of Emergency Managers Student Chapter.

This scholarship may be awarded to a previous recipient on an annual basis if the recipient reapplies and continues to meet eligibility requirements.