RC Hentges Scholarship

In 1997, the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators established the R.C. Hentges Scholarship Program in honor of Reynold C. Hentges, the 1st President and Life Member on the Iowa Chapter when it was reorganized in 1993.

Each year, the Chapter selects up to two individuals to receive a one-time $1000 scholarship. The scholarship award is disbursed as follows: $500 for fall semester and $500 for spring semester. Award checks will be made payable to the recipient and the school the recipient is attending.

Applicants must be a resident of Iowa and have been accepted to or enrolled as either an online or resident student in a nationally or regionally accredited college, university or vocational/technical school.  Applicants must major in a field of education promoting a career in one of the following professions or area of study: Fire Service, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Law, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Technology or Insurance.  Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.






Columbia Southern University, one of the nation’s top online universities, extends a hearty welcome to the Iowa Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators as a member of the learning partner tuition discount program!

As a partner, members can take advantage of a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities. Employees, along with their spouse and children, can learn more about these benefits by visiting the CSU partner webpage.

CSU provides online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in fire
science, occupational safety and health, organizational leadership, criminal justice, human resources,
business administration and more!

We offer many services including no application fee, no evaluation fee, complimentary tutoring, flexible
or structured enrollment systems, and all textbooks are provided at no cost through a CSU book grant.

Learn more by visiting or call 800-977-8449 ext. 6521 and speak with an
admissions representative today!


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