24th Annual New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference


Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

2023 Scholarships sponsored by: 

This scholarship, named for Captain Jonathan C. Young, former President of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, is intended for a graduating high school senior or college student presently enrolled in an accredited college or university interested in pursuing a career in the emergency management field of study. This includes fire suppression, law enforcement, hazardous material, arson investigation, etc.


The candidate must be a high school senior or presently enrolled in a college or university as a full-time or part time student. The candidate must be a legal U.S. resident and a resident of the State of New Jersey.

 All applications must be received by electronic submission and should include transcripts, SATs and any other supporting information. See below for the contact information. Applications must be received no later than March 10, 2023. Any application received after this date will not be considered for a scholarship.


All applications will be reviewed for eligibility and to ensure that all supporting documentation has been received. A blind selection process will be employed with original documentation in the custody of the Executive Director or their designee. Applications will then be reviewed by selection committee. Each committee member will rank each application from 1-5, 1 being the highest. Should there be no qualified applicants in any given year the scholarship may not be awarded. Scholarship Awardees will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone prior to the 2023 conference.

 Past NJEPA Scholarship recipients are NOT eligible to receive another scholarship.


New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association, E-Mail: Scholarships@njepa.org

2023 Scholarship Applications will open in January.