Winners of AFSA’s 2016 Second Chance Scholarship Announced

DALLAS – The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer assistance, through its online scholarship program,, to five lucky students as they pursue their higher education goals. These national winners of the AFSA Second Chance Scholarship were randomly selected from 38,518 students who entered to receive a one-time AFSA scholarship payable to their respective college, university or trade school.

The 2016 AFSA Second Chance Scholarship winners are:
  • Tonae Collins, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Diamoneek Green, Cairo, Illinois
  • Ivy Johnson, Liberty, South Carolina
  • Cecelia Lakpor, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Alyssa Smith, Grants Pass, Oregon
AFSA’s Second Chance Contest is open to anyone who has graduated high school or equivalency and wants to pursue a college degree or trade school education. Applicants are required to read a passage about fire sprinklers – which describes their history, how they operate to save lives and property, and the types of careers that are available in the industry – and take a ten-question reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, the student receives one entry into a drawing for one of five $1,000 scholarships.
AFSA’s scholarship program attracted 296,000 unique visitors to its website,, during the 2016 contest. The 2017 contest will begin in April 2017.
For more opportunities to win, AFSA also offers a $20,000 High School Senior Scholarship Contest, which is open to current high school seniors who wish to pursue a four-year or two-year college degree or trade school education at an accredited school. The 2016-17 High School Senior Scholarship will award 10 (ten) $2,000 scholarships and is accepting applications through noon (CT), April 7, 2016.
Since its creation in 1996, the AFSA Scholarship Contest has sought to promote the scholarship outside of the fire sprinkler industry in the hope of reaching students who may otherwise never have recognized the importance of automatic fire protection. The AFSA scholarships are open to U.S. citizens or legal residents and are not based on financial need. For details or to apply for either scholarship, visit