Fireman Scholarships

Here are some of the Fireman scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Charles W. Riley Fire and Emergency Medical Services Tuition Reimbursement Program

Who may apply: Active career or volunteer firefighters, ambulance or rescue squad members.How to apply: Complete and file a Charles W. Riley Fire and Emergency Medical Services Tuition Reimbursement application.When to apply: By July 1Eligible majors: Fire service technology and emergency medical technology.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSYou must be an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance or rescue squad member. You must serve a Maryland community while you take college courses and continue to serve for another year after you complete the courses. You must attend a Maryland institution and enroll in a degree or certificate program in either fire service technology or emergency medical technology. You must be a Maryland resident to apply for this program.AWARD AMOUNTYou will receive the actual dollar amount of tuition charges you have paid. Applicants must receive at least a grade of "C" or better in any course specifically required for program completion. The amount of the award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition of a resident undergraduate student at the four-year public institution within the University System of Maryland, other than the University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expense for a full-time resident undergraduate. Room and board and mandatory or optional fees are not reimbursed. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.RENEWING AN AWARDTo renew an award, you must maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution you attend and remain enrolled in an eligible program. You may reapply for the award each year.SERVICE OBLIGATIONYou must agree to serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance and rescue squad member while you take college courses. You must continue to serve for one year after you complete the courses. If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

The Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship is awarded to one or more Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduates, previous recipients or Marshall area residents who are pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, or other related fields, such as but not limited to, Fireman, Policeman, Legal Secretary or Dispatcher. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial need may be a deciding factor. MinimumGPA not required.Students must complete the application for scholarships administered by the Marshall Community Foundation. This Application can be downloaded from the Scholarship page at the Foundation website,, or contact the Foundation Office at 269.781.2273 or info@marshallcf.orgEssay Questions: What field have you chosen to pursue in your studies? What made you decide to pursue this career? How do you hope to impact the community around you?Recommendation Letters: Two required- one from high school educator/administrator or employer and one from an adult member of the community (not a family member).Financial Criteria: Yes, please complete financial aid information and return with scholarship application.GPA: N/A

Brent Vroman Scholarship of Honor

Special Qualifications: • Recipient must be entering the military or a career in public service (education, firefighter, police officer, nursing, etc.).Other Requirements: • Recipient will also receive a scholarship medal of honor.

IAFC Foundation Fire Explorer Scholarships

Any fire service Explorer who is an active member of a state, county, provincial, municipal, community, industrial or federal fire department and who has demonstrated proficiency as such a member is eligible to apply. Other criteria are as follows: 1. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior in May or June of the year in which application is made. 2. The school selected by the applicant must be an accredited public or proprietary institution. 3. The applicant must furnish his/her academic record (transcript when possible). Have a cumulative High School GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). 4. Recommendations must be received from each of the following (no relatives): post Advisor, high school representative (principal or academic adviser), and community representative. 5. The applicant must write a 250-word essay about why he/she feels qualified to receive the scholarship. 6. The applicant must submit a black-and-glossy photo (such as a passport photo) for publicity purposes in the event of selection. Photo must be electronically submitted at 300 BPI resolution to Deadline All completed applications must be approved by the local Learning for Life representative and submitted by June 1st to Learning for Life. Applications should be sent to: International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation Explorer Scholarships Attn: William Taylor Learning for Life, S510 P.O. Box 152225 Irving, TX 75015-2225

Captain Robert E. Wallingford, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a Maine high school graduating senior entering law enforcement or fire science. Scholarship applicants must be a full-time student entering the Southern Maine Community College at South Portland. Scholarship amount: $500 How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on interest in fire science or law enforcement field. Application process: Applications are available by writing: Deborah J. Murphy 12 Jordan Ave. So. Portland, Maine 04106 E-mail: When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after December 1 of the year prior to the award year. What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by April 15 of the award year.

I Mua Mälama JROTC Ka`awaloa Takemoto Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to encourage graduating JROTC Cadets to attend a post-high educational institution and give back to their community and nation by pursuing a career in public service in such professions as the military, law enforcement, firefighting, teaching, nursing, etc.  Minimum GPA 2.0  Be a graduating high school senior and Cadet in Junior Reserve Officer Training (JROTC) program from Farrington High School, Nänäkuli High School, or Kapolei High School  Half-time enrollment allowed  Successfully completed minimum one year JROTC program and held a leadership position  Demonstrate high moral character and exemplify the Army Values of: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage  Letter of recommendation signed by your respective schools Senior Army Instructor (SAI)

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