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Deadlines Near - $25,000 Available in Easy, Online Scholarships

Enter by April 2 to win scholarships online at afsascholarship.org - 2nd Chance Opens April 9

DALLAS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With tuition costs skyrocketing, students should take advantage of all monies available to them, including college and trade school scholarships like the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) National Scholarship Contest, www.afsascholarship.org

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This online contest is unlike many traditional scholarships. That's because winning is not based on student grades or financial need, and instead of writing an essay, applicants will read one. That's right! Fire sprinklers save lives and property. We all know what happens when sprinklers aren't present – a building catches on fire and we wait for the fire department to put it out. But what happens when fire sprinklers are present? That's what you'll find out and that's what this contest is all about.

To apply, students go online to www.afsascholarship.org and read a short essay about sprinklers and fire safety. After finishing, they complete a ten-question reading comprehension quiz on what they just read. Each correct answer gives the student a chance at winning one of ten $2,000 scholarships (maximum 10 chances per entrant).

To be eligible, applicants must be a high school senior during the 2013-2014 academic year who will attend an accredited U.S. two- or four-year college, university or trade school in fall 2014. Winners are randomly selected to receive a scholarship payable one-time directly to their respective institution of higher learning. Deadline to enter is noon (CT) April 2, 2014.

For more opportunities to win, AFSA also offers a $5,000 Second Chance Scholarship Contest, which is not limited to high school seniors.  Those who have graduated high school or equivalency and want to pursue a college degree or trade school education – including returning military, parents returning to the workforce, as well as high school seniors, may enter. The 2014 Second Chance Scholarship will award five $1,000 scholarships and will accept applications from noon (CT) April 9, 2014 through noon (CT) August 27, 2014 at www.afsascholarship.org.

Automatic fire sprinklers save lives and property. We cannot say it enough. Year after year, students die in campus-related fires. Through this scholarship, AFSA hopes to create greater awareness by educating students who otherwise may not recognize the importance of fire safety.

For details or to apply for either scholarship, visit www.afsascholarship.org.

About AFSA
Established in 1981, the American Fire Sprinkler Association is an international association representing fire sprinkler contractors. AFSA is dedicated to the educational and professional advancement of the automatic fire sprinkler industry.

Media Contact: D'Arcy Montalvo, American Fire Sprinkler Association, 214-349-5965 x 115, [email protected]

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