Kansas Emergency
Management Association


The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) gives out annual KEMA scholarships.

The KEMA Scholarship is intended to further the training and education of current and future Emergency Managers of Kansas by expanding their knowledge of emergency management and enhancing their ability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters.

2019 Scholarships Due May 1

The Kansas Emergency Management Association (KEMA) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the KEMA Scholarship! Two $400 scholarships will be awarded. The application period will be open until May 1, 2019 at 5PM. Any applications received after that time will not be eligible.  Read the full scholarship announcement here.

Download the 2019 scholarship application and full requirements here.

The following documentation should be included with your application:

  1. 500-word essay/letter that explains your interest in the scholarship
  2. Two letters of reference/recommendation
  3. Current resume
  4. Certified Copy of High School/College Transcript
  5. Optional: copies of certificates and awards
  6. Optional: statement of financial needs/how you will fund your education


This scholarship is awarded to a current KEMA Member and/or student seeking professional development or a degree in the field of emergency or disaster management. Applicants must be a resident of the State of Kansas and demonstrate the values of KEMA: professionalism, teamwork, responsiveness, and leadership. Scholarship committee members, KEMA Board Members, previous year award recipients and their families are not eligible to receive the scholarship. Applicant must obtain an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0 and at least a 3.0 on all EM / DSM coursework for undergraduate work and a 3.0 for graduate work respectively.

If you have questions, contact KEMA Scholarship Committee Chair, David Becker at dbecker@thomascountyks.gov.

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