Phi Theta Kappa/IPSLEI
IPSLEI Scholarship Programs
The International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute in cooperation with the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation has establish an endowment for their scholarship programs.
To date, IPSLEI is proud to have awarded $10,000 in scholarships. With your assistance, we will continue to support the future of leadership in service to the public safety.
- The Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship
- The Ronny J. Coleman Fire & Emergency, Leader Of The Future Endowed Scholarship
Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship
The purpose of the Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship Endowment is to provide scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members who demonstrate potential for or involvement in public safety or service while enrolled in a regionally accredited associate degree public safety program.
The minimum goal is to award up to two $1,000 scholarships annually. The selection of those meeting the applicable eligibility criteria for scholarships is made by a selection committee appointed by the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute Board of Directors. Applications are submitted through Phi Theta Kappa in the Spring of each year.
Criteria for this scholarship are:
Member of Phi Theta Kappa
Minimum 3.50 GPA on all course work/no courses marked incomplete at the time of application
Part-time, full-time, and international students are eligible to apply
A citizen, or having permanent or temporary residence in the country where the two-year college is located or a visa considered appropriate by the college
Completed by June of each year, at least 50% of coursework in an associate degree public safety program (e.g. Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, Homeland Security) at a regionally accredited two-year college
Preference given to those who have taken or are taking at least one IPSLEI program course
Students with previous associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees are eligible to apply
Pre-major students and certificate students are ineligible to apply
The director of the program in which the applicant is enrolled must complete the Institutional Certiification Form by the application deadline
The applicant’s academic record must be free from suspension, probation or other disciplinary action
The applicant’s record must be either free from any criminal conduct or if the applicant is a convicted felon, he or she must have completed all conditions of sentencing, including probation.
About Professor Richard L.Resurreccion
Professor Richard L. Resurreccion is widely known for his expertise in the areas of life safety, technology and emergency management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI). Professor Resurreccion has been honored by a number of cities, public safety agencies and civic organizations for his work in emergency services training. He has been particularly involved in training and development programs for fire, police and emergency medical services personnel. Professor Emeritus of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Long Beach, Dr. Resurreccion has 50 years of experience in varied teaching at the secondary, junior and two-year college, military and university levels.
Ronny J. Coleman Fire & Emergency, Leader Of The Future Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the Ronny J. Coleman Scholarship is to provide scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members who demonstrate potential for or involvement in public safety or service while enrolled in a regionally accredited associate degree public safety program. The minimum goal is to award up to two $1,000 scholarships annually. The selection of those meeting the applicable eligibility criteria for scholarships is made by a selection committee appointed by the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute Board of Directors. Applications are submitted through Phi Theta Kappa in the Spring of each year.
Criteria for this scholarship are currently being updated and awaiting furthur approval.
About Ronny J. Coleman
Ronny J. Coleman is the retired State Fire Marshal for the State of California. He has received a Masters of Arts Degree in Vocational Education from Cal State Long Beach, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton and an Associate of Arts Degree in Fire Science from Rancho Santiago College.
He has served in many elected positions in professional organizations, including President, International Association of Fire Chiefs, Vice President, International Committee for Prevention and Control of Fire (CTIF), and President, California League of Cities, Fire Chiefs Department. In 2010, he was appointed Chairman of the California State Firefighters Association Volunteer Committee. He served on the Public Safety Committee for the League of California Cities for almost 20 years. He served as Chairman of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International from 1984 – 2005.
He holds professional memberships in many other organizations, such as the International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Fire Code Institute, Conference of Building Officials, International Code Council, National Fire Protection Association, and the Institution of Fire Engineers, USA Branch. He was elected as a Fellow of the IFE by the British Chapter.
Ronny J. Coleman In the past he has served as a panel member on the re-constituted “America Burning” panel and was a member of the US Fire Administrations “Stakeholder Committee. He serves on the Fireman’s Fund National Committee and currently serves as the President of The National Fire Heritage Center. This organization is dedicated to preserving the written history of the Fire Profession in the United States. He is also the Chair of the International Accreditation Services, Technical Advisory Committee on the Accreditation of Fire Prevention Bureaus for the International Code Council. In 2011, he was appointed to the National Construction Safety Team panel, under the jurisdiction of NIST.
He is a columnist for Fire Chief Magazine and Sprinkler Age Magazine. He has authored over 19 textbooks for the fire community. His latest endeavor is to co-author a text entitled “Fire Marshal” for Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
The California Fire Chiefs Association named their annual Fire Chief of the Year Award after Chief Coleman in 2000. The Center for Public Safety Excellence named a perpetual trophy devoted to Excellence in Leadership after Chief Coleman. He was recently awarded a special recognition by the President of the International Code Council for his lifetime involvement in the development of fire codes.
He was recently appointed to the ICC Membership Development Committee. In 2011, he received the Mason Lankford Award which is a lifetime achievement award created by the Congressional Fire Caucus Institute. In 2012, he was placed in the CSFA Hall of Fame. In 2013, he was designated as “Companion Fellow” with the IFE.