Scholarship Opportunities

One of the many benefits of APCO membership is the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship Program. Silent Key and CAC Scholarships provide reimbursement funds to APCO Full, Associate, and Group Members* that may be used for professional development and career advancement. More information can be found at:

NENA has established a scholarship program to honor the commitment of Bill McMurray, Past President, to the mission of NENA and 9-1-1 education. More information can be found at:

This scholarship opportunity is open to any telecommunicator, call taker, or dispatcher with at least one year of experience and in good standing with his or her current employer. Supervisory and other managerial personnel are not eligible for this award. Each Telecommunicator Continuing Education Scholarship recipient receives: Complimentary registration to the NENA 2018 Conference & Expo, Complimentary registration for a one-day pre-conference course of choice at NENA, and A $1,000 travel stipend. More information can be found at:

The AZ APCO/NENA Scholarship Fund was created to provide an opportunity for Arizona Public Safety Communications Professionals to attend industry events and training. The Scholarship Fund is primarily funded through the Arizona APCO/NENA Scholarship Golf Tournament, raffle prize drawings held at the Annual State Training Conference, General Meeting/picnic and other fundraising events held throughout the year.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?
Any active full member of either APCO or NENA with voting privileges or listed members of either APCO or NENA group agencies that is currently employed by a public safety agency is eligible to apply for a scholarship, including 9-1-1 operators, call takers, dispatchers, trainers, supervisors, managers, and administrators. Additionally, the applicant must maintain membership in either APCO or NENA throughout the year of the scholarship request.

What types of activities are funded?
Activities that may be funded include, but are not limited to:
9-1-1 Industry Training, Emergency Number Professional (ENP) Exam Fees, ENP Recertification Fees, APCO Registered Public Leader (RPL) Certification Fees, APCO Course Registration Fees, NENA Course Registration Fees, APCO Conference Attendance Fees, NENA Conference Attendance Fees, Arizona State Training Conference registration, etc.

What is the application process?
Interested members should complete the Scholarship Fund Application form located below. Applications should be completed and received by the Arizona APCO/NENA Chapter at least 60 days in advance of the activity that is being requested in order to assure adequate time for discussion and voting by the Chapter Executive Board, and to allow time to process payments for those awarded scholarships. A letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor/agency is also required, and will be requested via email after the application has been received.

Additional Requirements/Information
Scholarships are awarded only if funding set aside for scholarships is available.
Applications are reviewed as they are received at the next regularly scheduled Executive Board meeting.
The maximum amount of funding for any one individual per year is $1500.00 – which can be used towards registration, hotel and/or transportation. Any amount not funded by the Executive Board through the scholarship process is the responsibility of either the applicant or the applicant’s agency.
Recipients may be asked to deliver a brief presentation about their training during an Arizona APCO/NENA quarterly general membership meeting.
Recipients of the scholarship fund may be featured on the Arizona APCO/NENA Chapter website or other Arizona APCO/NENA Chapter publications.
If an applicant is granted scholarship funds for exam, certification, or course registration fees, and the applicant fails to complete the exam, certification, or course satisfactorily, the applicant may be required to reimburse the Arizona APCO/NENA Chapter.

Application for Arizona APCO/NENA Scholarship

Please specify which organization. EX: 123456 - APCO, or 12345678 - NENA
Please specify the training, conference, certification, or activity that you wish to use awarded scholarship funds toward.
Please list the city and state where this event will be taking place. If virtual or online, use 'VIRTUAL' as the response to this field.
If the activity/training/certification occurs over multiple days, please use the start date in this field.