Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year the Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation extends scholarships to several of the educational programs sponsored by the foundation.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Foundation Scholarship program is to assist fire and emergency services personnel in reaching a higher level of performance through participation in professional development and educational programs sponsored by the Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible as a scholarship recipient, you must be a current member of the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association. You must have a rank of Fire Officer or above, be associated with a 100% volunteer fire department or a combination, or career department which serves a  population of 100,000 or less. Criteria will be weighted accordingly by:

     1.  Current member of the Florida Fire Chiefs' Association
     2.  Fire Officer or above
     3.  100% volunteer fire department serving a population of 100,000 or less
     4.  Combination or career department serving a population of 100,000 or less

RESPONSIBILITIES

Scholarship recipients must attend the full program on the dates and location specified on their application. If an emergency or illness prevents attendance, recipients may re-apply at any time for attendance at future programs. Scholarships are not transferable to other individuals. Recipients must complete and submit a seminar evaluation form at the end of the program. Scholarship recipients are also required to submit a written report to the Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation detailing advantages gained through attendance which will be published in Florida Fire Service magazine.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES ARE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT

NOTICE:  Applicant must submit Fire Chief or City/County Manager endorsing application and attendance.


 

Firefighter/EMT Community  Scholarship Program [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]

Employment as a career firefighter provides stability, structure, a second family, and the ability to give back to the community in a very real and direct way. The foundation recognizes how important the chance at a financially stable life can be to a person who is economically disadvantaged. Because of its continued commitment to the education of Florida’s firefighters, the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Foundation has created a scholarship program that is specifically intended to provide financial support for individuals who cannot otherwise afford to attend an approved Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards and related Emergency Medical Technician certification program.

The Firefighter/EMT Community Scholarship

Eligible scholarship recipients must be considered at-risk and/or economically disadvantaged at the time of application. The Community scholarship applicant must be recommended, in writing, by a community leader, such as a state of Florida or local elected official, community leader or Fire Chief, and must meet the established eligibility requirements to attend the college or vocational school Firefighter Minimum Standards/EMT program.

The Firefighter/EMT Community Scholarship may only cover the cost of tuition, books, uniforms and the rental of required protective clothing. This scholarship is intended to bridge the required cost of the program not funded by other financial assistance which is offered at the educational institution.


 

Executive Development Conference Scholarship Application [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]


Craig Haun Memorial Centurion Scholarship Application [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]

The Centurion Scholar sponsorship in Chief Haun's memory is utilized for a recipient to attend the annual Executive Development Conference. 

Part of Chief Haun's legacy was his community and association involvement, his commitment and leadership for this conference, as well as serving as FFCA's 41st President (1997-1998). 

 

The scholarship will include full registration and lodging to the annual Executive Development Conference.

The nominee or applicant must be at the company officer level or higher and their application must describe how they meet the following criteria: 

  • Leadership                    
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Community Service            

The successful recipient shall develop an article thanking the Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation and outline how their attendance at the EDC impacted them directly and how it will benefit their department and community using the criteria of leadership, education, mentoring and community service.

The 2019 Craig Haun Memorial Centurion Scholarship is sponsored by:

Cindy Morgan in memoriam of Don Bouwer

The 2020 Craig Haun Memorial Centurion Scholarship is sponsored by FFCA Past Presidents:
Gary Ballard
J.J. Brown
Gene Gallo
Dale Greer
Nat Ippolito
Wayne Martin
William Nesmith
Ronald Parrish
Kingman Schuldt
Thomas Weber


EVT Scholarship Application [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]

The Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation is extending one (1) scholarship to the National Emergency Vehicle Technician Training Academy.  Recipients awarded Foundation scholarships within the last 24 months are not eligible to receive a scholarship for the same program. The Foundation will pay for your full registration to the National Emergency Vehicle Technician Training Academy plus five (5) nights hotel stay.

Fire-Rescue EAST Scholarship Application [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]

The Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation is extending scholarships to the 2020 Fire-Rescue EAST Conference and Expo.  Recipients awarded Foundation scholarships within the last 24 months are not eligible to receive a scholarship for the same program. The Foundation will pay for your full registration to the Conference plus five (5) nights hotel 

Safety & Health Scholarship Application [CLICK HERE TO APPLY]

The Florida Fire Chiefs' Foundation is extending scholarship opportunities to the  Safety & Health Conference.  Recipients awarded Foundation scholarships within the last 24 months are not eligible to receive a scholarship for the same program. The Foundation will pay for your full registration to the Conference plus five (5) nights hotel stay.