Fire Service Scholarships

International Association of Fire Fighters

W. H. "Howie" McClennan Scholarship

Eligibility

Sons, daughters, or legally adopted children of fire fighters who died in the line of duty. The applicant's parent must have been a member in good standing of the IAFF, AFL-CIO-CLC at the time of death

Due Date
February 1
Award Amount
$2,500

Application

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Garry L. Briese Scholarship  

(IAFC and Motorola Solutions Foundation)
Eligibility

Generally reserved for a company officer, especially targeting a Driver/Engineer and/or a Lieutenant, for his/her professional education toward AA/AS or BA/BS degree.

Due Date
June 1
Award Amount
$1,100

Application

John Buchman, lll Award

Eligibility

Volunteer who is working toward his/her AA/AS or BA/BS degree in a fire science program

Due Date
June 1
Award Amount 
$1,100

Application

IAFC Federal Military Section Award

Eligibility

One or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to an applicant who is an IAFC Federal Military Section Member or who works in a federal military department.

Due Date
June 1
Award Amount
$1,100

Application

NFPA

George D. Miller Scholarship

Eligibility

College or university located in US or Canada shall be permitted to nominate. Bachelors or Masters candidate in fire service or public administration  currently pursuing career in fire service.

Due Date
 April 1
Award Amount
 $5,000

Application

John L  Jablonsky Scholarship

Eligibility

A college or university shall be permitted to nominate one or two full-or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in a fire protection engineering program.

Due Date
 April 1
Award Amount
 $5,000

Application

Arthur E. Cote Scholarship

Eligibility

A college or university shall be permitted to nominate one or two full- or part-time undergraduate students enrolled in a fire protection engineering program.

Due Date
 April 1
Award Amount
 $5,000

Application

International Association of Fire Chiefs and International Women in Fire & Emergency Services

The Heather Westphal Memorial Scholarship Award 

Eligibility

Female first repsonders

Due Date
June 1
Award Amount 
$1,100

Application

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Links to multiple scholarships from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and scholarship partners

Eligibility

Offers spouses and children the opportunity to pursue their personal, educational and career goals through the Foundation's scholarship programs. 

Due Date
 April 1
Award Amount
$1,000 - $3,000

Application

Ohio State Firefighters Association

Charles J. Getz Scholarship

Eligibility

Member of a Fire Department belonging to the Ohio State Firefighters’ Association. 

Due Date
May 30
Award Amount
$2,000

Application

Ohio Safety Officers

Ohio  Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

Eligibility

For Ohio residents who are the child or spouse of peace officers, fire fighters and certain other safety officers who are killed in the line-of-duty anywhere in the United States. It also provides assistance children and spouse of a member of the armed services of the US, who has been killed in the line of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or a combat zone designated by the President of the United States.

Due Date 
None Listed
Award Amount 
The fund provides benefits which cover full instrucitonal and general fee charges at public colleges and universities and a potion of these costs at private post-secondary institutions

Application

America's 911 Foundation, Inc.

America's 911 Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility

All active first responders nationwide.

Due Date
March 22
Award Amount
$2,000

Application