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Gregg Riddle Memorial Scholarship 2017
PSAP Concepts and Solutions, LLC (PCS) established a scholarship fund in honor of one of our partners and friend, Gregg Riddle, RPL, ENP who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in 2014. A state, national and international trade association officer, Gregg heralded the importance of continuing education and participation in 9-1-1 conferences, chapter activities, industry committees for professional growth and the joint efforts of APCO and NENA.

In recognition of Gregg's honor, legacy of 9-1-1 and passion for the importance of ongoing industry involvement and professional development PCS, Illinois APCO and Illinois NENA have established the Gregg Riddle Memorial Scholarship ("GRMS"). PCS believes, as did Gregg, that there are individual members of both organizations who would benefit from the exposure gained by attending the Annual Illinois IPSTA 9-1-1 Conference. The GRMS is intended to facilitate that attendance.

GRMS Application and Award Process:

PCS suggests that the GRMS be awarded to two members of IL APCO and/or IL NENA who have an active public safety membership category with either of the two associations. The GRMS is awarded to the applicants that submit applications with the best justification supporting the GRMS award.

The application form will be available on www.psapconcepts.com, the IL NENA and IL APCO websites starting in June of 2017 and must be post marked by July 31st, 2017. The award will be granted by August 31st, 2017.

Download the application form CLICK HERE

Frequently Asked Questions: 

1. What information do I need to send with the application and written narrative?
You must make sure that your written narrative also covers your career goals and how attending the IPSTA conference would enhance those goals. Make sure to follow these guidelines, or you will be disqualified:
• The application must be filled out entirely
• Submit a resume
• A letter of recommendation is needed from your employer, and the writer must fully disclose their relationship to the   applicant.

2. Who is eligible to receive this scholarship? This scholarship is open to all current NENA and APCO chapter members, who have at least one full year of membership (prior to the date of the scholarship application).

3. How much is the scholarship? The scholarship amount may vary from year to year, but the amount of the scholarship for 2017 will cover the hotel, conference registration and travel at IRS mileage rate.

4. How can I apply for this scholarship? Print the application form, fill it out, add the required attachments and return it to John Kelly, 1804 North Naper Blvd, Suite 350, Naperville, IL 60563.

5. Who decides the winner? The Gregg Riddle Scholarship Committee will review all of the applications and decide the winners.
The Scholarship Committee is made up of the following:
  • John Kelly, JD, ENP – At Large Representative 
  • David Riddle, brother of Gregg Riddle
  • Brent Reynolds representing IL APCO
  • Jodi Moomaw, RPL representing IL NENA
  • Sherrill Ornberg, RPL, ENP representing PSAP Concepts & Solutions,LLC

6. The application form will be available on www.psapconcepts.com, the IL NENA and IL APCO websites starting in June of 2017 and must be post marked by July 31st, 2017. The award will be granted by August 31st, 2017.