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2015 Scholarship and Grant Application Process Now Open

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The 2015 North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Scholarship and Grant application process is now open.

Scholarships

The NCSFA will sponsor four specific categories of scholarships in each of the three regions that span North Carolina. Each region will receive $62,000 for a statewide total of $186,000 in 2015.

The categories are as follows:

  • Career Firefighter
  • High School Senior
  • Master’s Degree
  • Volunteer Firefighter

Review the following policies that govern the scholarship process. All Applicants should review these policies prior to beginning the application process:

pdf-icon-50 2015 NCSFA Scholarship Policies

After reviewing the above policies, proceed to the Scholarship Application Process.


Grants

Additionally, there is a new grant program. These grants can be used for training and conference programs. They may not be used for post secondary education costs. Four Career Firefighter Grants and Four Volunteer Firefighter Grants will be awarded for each of the three regions. The grants are $500 each; $4,000 per region for a statewide total of $12,000 in 2015.

Grant Program:

  • Career Firefighter
  • Volunteer Firefighter

Review the following policies that govern the grant process. All Applicants should review these policies prior to beginning the application process:

pdf-icon-50 2015 NCSFA Grant Policies

After reviewing the above policies, proceed to the Grant Application Process.


Applications must be post marked or show proof of shipping by March 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants may only apply for a scholarship or a grant, but not both. Applying for both will be grounds for disqualification of both applications.

2015 Scholarship Forms

Please note the following guidelines and instructions:

  • The application period is open from January 1, 2015 until March 15, 2015.
  • Electronic submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be received by US mail or other courier (FedEx, UPS, etc.)
  • Application packages must contain all required documentation. Those missing the required documentation will be disqualified.
  • An individual may only apply for one scholarship. If applying for a scholarship, you may NOT apply for a grant.
  • Applications must be post marked or show proof of shipping by March 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
  • If you need assistance in determining which region you reside in, refer to this map.
  • The Applications are below in PDF format. Open the appropriate document, complete the required information online by entering in the required information, PRINT the document then mail the completed document (and any required supporting documents) to the NCSFA Office before the deadline.

The following NCSFA Scholarship opportunities are now available:

Career Firefighter Scholarship Application

This scholarship opportunity is open to any member of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) who is a Full Time firefighter working at least 1,000 hours annually. The applicant must attend an institution that is regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education and plans on majoring in a field directly related to the fire service. These degrees include Business Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection and Fire Investigation.

pdf-icon-50 Career Firefighter Scholarship Application 2015

High School Scholarship Application

This scholarship opportunity is open to any dependent child of any member of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) or any member of the NCSFA who is a volunteer firefighter. The applicant must be a senior and seeking to attend an institution that is regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education.

*Please note, you must answer YES to question 1 and/or question 3 on this application in order to be eligible.

pdf-icon-50 High School Graduate Scholarship Application 2015

Master’s Degree Scholarship Application

This scholarship opportunity is open to any member of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA). The applicant must attend an institution that is regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education and plans on majoring in a field directly related to the fire service. These degrees include Business Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection and Fire Investigation.

pdf-icon-50 Master’s Degree Scholarship Application 2015

Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship Application

This scholarship opportunity is open to any member of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA) and who is a volunteer firefighter. The applicant must attend an institution that is regionally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education and plans on majoring in a field directly related to the fire service. These degrees include Business Administration, Public Administration, Emergency Management, Fire Engineering, Fire Protection and Fire Investigation. Paid firefighters are not eligible for this scholarship, regardless of their volunteer service.

pdf-icon-50 Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship Application 2015


Send your completed submissions to:

NCSFA
Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
323 West Jones St
Suite 401
Raleigh, NC 27603

Applications must be post marked or show proof of shipping by Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

We Are Proud To Announce The 2014 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2014 NCSFA Scholarship Award Recipients!  We wish you every success in your academic future and are proud to be able to contribute by awarding you a well deserved scholarship.

George Horace Moore Scholarship
Eastern Mathew R Nelson High School Associate’s Archers Lodge
Bryson N Worley High School Associate’s Taylor’s Bridge
Perry A King High School Associate’s Piney Grove
Nicholas G Stanley High School Bachelor’s Elizabeth City
Joseph A Bryant High School Bachelor’s Enfield
Jessica N Cleary High School Bachelor’s Belhaven
James S Moore Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Elevation
Hunter N Barrow Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Arba
Jonathan A Nixon Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Bethel
Anthony E Lovitt Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Castoria Rural
Ronnie M Flowers Career Firefighter Associate’s Washington
Brent T Hamilton Career Firefighter Associate’s Washington
Spencer E Lee Career Firefighter Bachelors Jacksonville
Donald L Burns Career Firefighter Bachelors Wilmington
Herbert D. Garmon Scholarship
Piedmont Cody W Joyner High School Associates Fair Grove
Morgan P Lee High School Associate’s Cary
Jacob L Hawkins High School Associate’s Cumberland Road
Greyson M Vann High School Bachelor’s Cumberland Road
Kathleen G Sawtelle High School Bachelor’s Kernersville
Daniel M Sartin High School Bachelor’s Providence
Brandon P Wall Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Stokes-Rockingham
Cody M Ake Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Vander
Kevin P Biegert Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Summerfield
Timothy W Guffey Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Eastern Wake
Anthony S Crowder Career Firefighter Associate’s Reidsville
Philip N Butler Career Firefighter Associate’s Greensboro
Frederick P Hall, V Career Firefighter Bachelor’s Greensboro
James R Burgess Career Firefighter Bachelor’s Fire District 13
George M. Bartlett Scholarship
Western Cody E McCurry High School Associate’s No. 3
Cory R Winchester High School Associates West Swain
Trevor W Haynes High School Associates Cherryville
Nolan R Rudisill High School Bachelor’s Maiden
Andrew D Yount High School Bachelor’s Conover
Mitchell T Lance High School Bachelor’s Hanging Dog
Nathan L Elliott Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Cove Creek
Scott M Hurt Vol. Firefighter Associate’s Crowders Mountain
Marty L McGuinn Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Sunny View
Robert M Lowrie Vol. Firefighter Bachelor’s Matthews
Mark R Stafford Career Firefighter Associate’s Conover
Barry S Kuhnemann Career Firefighter Associate’s Mooresville
Ryan M Cole Career Firefighter Bachelor’s Skyland
Eric B Pope Career Firefighter Bachelor’s Mooresville
Paul F. Miller Master’s Degree Scholarship
Eastern Thomas J Leonard Volunteer & Career Masters New Hanover County
Piedmont Richard S McGuire Volunteer & Career Masters Fort Bragg
Western Stephen J Bailey Volunteer & Career Masters Wesley Chapel

Is my child eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firemen’s Association then you are eligible to apply for any of the applicable scholarships to help further your child’s education.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.

Am I eligible to apply for scholarships?

If you are a member in good standing of a department that is a member of the NC State Firemen’s Association then you are eligible to apply for the regional scholarships.

Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1st to March 15th.