Scholarships in Fire Science/firefighting

Foundation Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicant must be a member of a state, county, provincial, municipal, community, industrial, or federal fire department, must be interested in furthering his or her education in the fire sciences, and must submit application and statement of need. Selection is based upon need, desire, and initiative. Must be a member for two years of an emergency service organization (fire or emergency medical service).


Firefighter, Ambulance, and Rescue Squad Member Tuition Reimbursement

Award: $5,570, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a Maryland resident attending a Maryland school, must serve a Maryland community while taking courses, and must continue to serve the community for one year after completing course work.


UPS Diversity Scholarship

Award: $5,250, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student who is of a minority ethnic or racial group pursuing an undergraduate degree in occupational safety/health or a closely related field.


NNYVFA Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be the child or close relative of a paid member of a NNYVFA fire department. Applicant must have the recommendation of the chief of a paid NNYVFA fire department.


Fire Fighter Exemption

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicant must be a Texas resident who is employed as a fire fighter in Texas. Award may be used at Texas public colleges and universities only. Applicant must be enrolled in courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum.


Survivor Tuition Benefits Program (STBP)

Award: -, Deadline: October 1 (fall and spring); March 1 (spring)

Applicant must be spouse or child of NJ firefighter, emergency service worker or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.


NJ World Trade Center Scholarship Fund

Award: $6,500, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be child or spouse of a NJ resident who was killed in 9/11 attacks. Applicant must be enrolled full time at an eligible institution and be a NJ resident. Eligibility is continued for eight years from the date of high school graduation for children and eight years from the date of death for spouses.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Emergency Services Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: None

Applicant must be a first time enrollee in an online undergraduate criminal justice, fire science, or emergency management degree or certificate program. Applicant must have at least one year of full-time experience working in the criminal justice, fire science, or emergency management field.