Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Scholarships

The FLASH Scholarship Program offers $1,500 graduate scholarships for students seeking academic degrees that underpin disaster safety and mitigation, including construction, engineering, financial services, meteorology, risk communication, social sciences and more.

The scholarship program was originally created as a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® (StormStruck) the popular interactive severe weather experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort and sponsored by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®); RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.; WeatherPredict Consulting Inc., an affiliate of RenaissanceRe; Simpson Strong-Tie® and State Farm®.

StormStruck helps guests learn about natural disaster risks, understand their property-protection and safety options and take action today to protect their families and their homes. In a 100,000-square-foot venue, StormStruck allows guests of all ages to experience a spectacular 4-D windstorm and team up to build a home that can withstand severe weather. Guests play fun-filled disaster safety games, create storm kits, take interactive quizzes on natural disasters local to their zip codes and can even create simulated mini-storms.

Leading FLASH partners are pleased to offer the following $1,500 scholarships to eligible master and doctorate-degree students for 2014:
  • FLASH Social Science Scholarship – for students performing research on behavior change, societal effects or other social aspects as they relate to natural disaster mitigation or preparation.

  • International Code Council Scholarship – for students performing research on the education of building codes, the effectiveness of building codes or the incentives/impediments for adoption and enforcement of building codes.

  • Kohler Generators – for students performing research on the role of backup power in mitigation of cascading damages following a utility power loss, the role of backup power in determining a structure’s resilience or the cost/risk mitigation analysis of backup power.

  • The Portland Cement Association Scholarship – for students performing research on concrete systems to improve home resilience, impacts of housing stock loss post disaster and financial/social life cycle cost analysis of concrete home construction.

  • RenaissanceRe® Risk Management Scholarship – for students performing research on the identification, assessment or prioritization of risk as it relates to natural disaster liabilities.

  • Simpson Strong-Tie® Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship – for students performing research on resilient construction materials or techniques.

  • State Farm® Financial Services Scholarship – for students performing research on financial analysis, investment management or corporate finance as they relate mitigating the effects of, responding to or recovery from natural disasters.

  • The Home Depot – for students performing research in supply chain logistics/availability of materials following a natural disaster. Three scholarships available.

  • The WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. Meteorology Scholarship – for students performing research on meteorology or meteorological risk modeling as it relates to natural disasters.

Scholarship Details

FLASH Scholarship Rules (closed)

International Code Council Scholarship Rules (closed)

Kohler Generator Scholarship Rules (open)

Portland Cement Association Scholarship Rules (open)

RenaissanceRe Scholarship Rules (closed)

Simpson Strong-Tie Scholarship Rules (closed)

State Farm Scholarship Rules (closed)

The Home Depot Scholarship Rules (open)

WeatherPredict Scholarship Rules (closed)

Scholarship Application Form

Faculty Advisor Form

2014 Scholarship FAQs

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

Winner Requirement: Winners are required to present their research findings as posters at the 2014 FLASH Annual Meeting in November at Lake Buena Vista, FL.

If you have questions regarding the FLASH Scholarship Program, contact tim@flash.org

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