Scholarship

SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 31ST, 2021

The Firemen’s Benevolent Association is proud to announce our inaugural scholarship award! For over a century the FBA has stood to honor the rich traditions of the fire service brotherhood/sisterhood through the credo “We take care of our own – firefighters helping firefighters.” So it is with our newest endeavor – the FBA Scholarship Program.

In today’s ever changing landscape, one truth is concrete for success – the need for education and training. Such education and training, whether vocational or college, comes with the inherent challenge of financing. For those who have put in the hours and the effort, the FBA scholarship award is here to help with some college cash!

The successful candidate(s) selected from their respective award category – academics or public safety, shall receive a $1,000 award! The minimum specific parameters/application criteria of each scholarship are defined as follows:

1. Academic Scholarship

  • Applicants must be the dependent of a FBA member, active or inactive, whose membership status is current and in good standing.
  • Must be a high school senior or equivalent with impending graduation in the current school year.
  • Possess a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0
    • Applicants must provide transcripts and verification documentation of GPA history to include weighted and un-weighted GPA totals.
    • Perform a minimum of 75 volunteer/community service hours.
      • The applicant must provide supporting documentation for verification.
      • The applicant must not have incurred any disciplinary actions.
      • Submission of an essay OR presentation conforming to the specific parameters defined on the current application as designated by the Board.

2. Public Safety Scholarship

  • Applicants must be the dependent of a FBA member, active or inactive, whose membership status is current and in good standing.
  • Must be under the age of 25 at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a career in the Police, Fire or EMS field.
  • Possess a minimum un-weighted GPA of 2.5
    • GPA must be calculated on a minimum of 1 semester term of full-time enrollment – high school or post-secondary institution.
    • For secondary institutions, full-time enrollment is defined as 12 credit hours.
    • Applicants must provide transcripts and verification documentation of GPA history to include weighted and un-weighted GPA totals.
    • Perform a minimum of 75 volunteer/community service hours.
      • The applicant must provide supporting documentation for verification.
  • The applicant must not have incurred any disciplinary actions.
  • Submission of an essay OR presentation conforming to the specific parameters defined on the current application as designated by the Board.

Any application which does not meet the minimum qualification criteria may be disqualified from consideration. At the sole discretion of the Scholarship Selection Committee, if an application is received which does not meet the minimum criteria and is unchallenged (i.e. – it is the only application received) said application may be considered for the award.

 

Applicant Data

Parent/Guardian Data

(FBA Member)

Education

Please list all educational institutions attended (Previous, current or intended enrollments)
A complete transcript of grades must be provided with this application. Grade/progress reports are not acceptable.

Activities, Honors & Awards

List all school & community activity participation during the past four years (e.g. student, music, sports, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.) Note all special awards, recognition & honors received. Note responsibilities and leadership positions held.

Community Service

List all volunteer and community service activity participation during the past four years.

Work Experience

Essays and presentations

Essays/Presentations will be assessed on both style and content. Assessors will look for content that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Presentations may be in the form of a video or PowerPoint.


Academic candidates

Define your goals and aspirations. Explain your interest and what influenced you to establish your goals/aspirations. Explain how your personal developmental history will help you reach your goals. How do you believe attaining your objectives can positively impact your community?


Public Safety candidates

Define your understanding of the role of public safety & first responders perform in the community. Explain why you are interested and what influenced you to consider entering into a public safety profession. What qualities do you believe are required to become a first responder? How do you believe you can make a positive impact in the field?


Attach your transcripts, essay and any other additional documentation in PDF format. Presentations are to be attached as a video or PowerPoint.

By submitting this application you, the applicant, attests that all the information contained herein is accurate and truthful. Furthermore, you the applicant, agrees to the following conditions:

1. The prevailing scholar(s) shall provide verification of current registrations, as appropriate for the respective award, prior to receiving a disbursement of funds.
2. The prevailing scholar(s) must agree to attend the TFR Annual Awards Banquet to receive public recognition of the award.

 

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