The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is now accepting applications for its popular online scholarship, the AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Contest. The scholarship will award a total of $20,000 to 10 lucky winners.

The High School Senior Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors who wish to pursue a college degree or technical education. Ten winners will be randomly chosen, and each winner will receive a $2,000 prize that will be paid directly to the accredited educational institution of the winner's choice to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2018 semester.

To enter, high school seniors can visit, where they will read an educational essay with information about fire sprinklers. After reading, students will then be asked to take an eight-question, multiple-choice reading comprehension test. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one entry into a drawing for one of the 10 $2,000 scholarships. A total of eight entries into the drawing are possible.

The 2017-2018 high school contest is currently open online and will run until April 1. Through these scholarships, AFSA hopes to create greater awareness by educating students who otherwise may not recognize the importance of fire safety in commercial buildings, homes, college dormitories, multi-family residences and more.