February 15 Deadline Approaching to Apply for Federal Alliance for Safe Homes® Scholarship Program

February 15 Deadline Approaching to Apply for Federal Alliance for Safe Homes®
                             Scholarship Program

PR Newswire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 17,2013

Five $1,500 scholarships target specific areas of study related to disaster
mitigation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 17,2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Federal
Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ^ ®, the country's leading consumer advocate
for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade
disasters, is continuing its scholarship program, aimed at master and doctoral
candidates seeking degrees in various areas of study related to disaster
mitigation.

The scholarship program is a higher education extension of StormStruck: A Tale
of Two Homes^®, a popular interactive severe weather experience at
INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^® at the Walt Disney World^® Resort. StormStruck is
sponsored by FLASH and four of its partners: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.;
WeatherPredict Consulting Inc., an affiliate of RenaissanceRe^®; Simpson
Strong-Tie^® and State Farm^®.

One $1,500 annual scholarship will be awarded in each StormStruck sponsor's
name.

  oRenaissanceRe Risk Management Scholarship – for students performing
    research on the identification, assessment or prioritization of risk as it
    relates to natural disaster liabilities.
  oSimpson Strong-Tie Structural Engineering & Construction Scholarship – for
    students performing research on resilient construction materials or
    techniques.
  oState 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.
  oThe WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. Meteorology Scholarship – for students
    performing research on meteorology or meteorological risk modeling as it
    relates to natural disasters.
  oFLASH 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.

"We are excited to continue these five scholarship opportunities for 2013,"
said Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of FLASH. "Because of the
generous support of the StormStruck sponsors, students will be better equipped
financially to obtain their long-term goals of higher education."

This year's application process opened January 1, 2013 and closes February 15,
2013. Scholarship awardees will be notified by March 15, 2013 regarding their
selection as 2013/2014 recipients. Winners will be recognized at the 2013
FLASH Annual Conference November 20 - 22 in Lake Buena Vista, FL where they
will be required to present their research findings as posters. For more
details on the open application process, interested individuals are encouraged
to visit http://www.flash.org/scholarship/.

About FLASH
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes^® (FLASH), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization,
is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and
safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates
with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of
making America a more disaster-resistant nation including: BASF, Federal
Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The
Home Depot^®, International Code Council, Kohler Power Systems, National
Weather Service, RenaissanceRe, Simpson Strong-Tie^®, State Farm^®, USAA^® and
WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. In 2008, FLASH opened the interactive weather
experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes^® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn
more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting
www.flash.org or calling (877) 221-SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips
to ensure that you and your family are always well protected from natural and
manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a
FLASH.

SOURCE Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. - FLASH

Website: http://www.flash.org
Contact: Tim Smail, +1-850-728-0348, tim@flash.org
 
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