Motorola Solutions Foundation Awards $60,000 Grant to APCO International for Professional Development Scholarships

APCO members may apply for scholarship funds beginning January 1

Alexandria, VAMotorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, recently awarded a $60,000 grant to the  Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International. Administered through APCO’s Commercial Partner Scholarship Program, this initiative aims to make scholarship funds readily available to emergency communications professionals for education, training and professional development programs.

The scholarship application window opens on January 1, 2024. Funds awarded may be applied to APCO Institute training and professional development programs offered between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025. The APCO Institute is the educational, training and certification division of APCO International, and offers comprehensive training options, including live sessions, virtual classrooms and online courses.

APCO International President Becky Neugent expressed her gratitude, stating, “Motorola Solutions Foundation’s ongoing support of the APCO Scholarship Program is immensely appreciated by those who serve in emergency communications. This grant’s provision of professional development opportunities to APCO members empowers them to enhance their expertise in public safety, ultimately benefiting emergency communications and our communities at large. The Foundation’s consistent commitment to our scholarship program and unwavering support for our members is deeply valued.”

The APCO Institute is the largest provider of emergency communications training, serving industry professionals with a variety of professional development opportunities to enhance safety and security for first responders and the communities they serve.

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