NYS HONORARY FIRE CHIEFS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the NYS Honorary Fire Chiefs Memorial College Scholarships are now being accepted. Two scholarships each worth $2,500 will be awarded. The scholarship is open to all active UFA members who are currently enrolled in college (2018). Applicants must submit a letter explaining why they are deserving of this scholarship (i.e. seeking credits for promotion, completing courses toward a degree, etc.); in addition to the college you are attending. Please include a cover sheet with your name, assigned company, work location (if different) & contact information. Applications are due by May 25, 2018. Please send to: UFA, 204 East 23rd St NY, NY 10010 Attn: LeRoy McGinnis.
HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP DRAWING
The Holy Name Society, Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island, will hold a Higher Education Scholarship Drawing at the annual Communion Breakfast on April 29, 2018. The Higher Education Scholarships consist of two $1,500 awards, payable to any college or trade school of the winners' choice. Members must be in good standing in this society and the winners are in their twelfth year of education. Members must be present at the breakfast to win and have submitted an application. Applications can be obtained from Scholarship Chairman, Bill Meade, P.O. Box 525, Maspeth, NY 11378, telephone 917-716-1074. Completed applications must be returned by April 20, 2018, to be included in the drawing.
SILVER SHIELD COLLEGE AWARD
The Silver Shield Foundation is honoring the service of uniformed members of the FDNY to the New York community by awarding one member's college-bound daughter or son - chosen by lottery - a college scholarship in the amount of $5,000, renewable annually for up to four years. Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must be the natural or adopted child of an FDNY member currently serving as a Firefighter, Fire Officer EMT, Paramedic, EMS Officer, Wiper, Engineer, Pilot, Fire Marshal or Supervising Fire Marshal. Grandchildren and step-children are not eligible. The children of retirees, deceased members or civilians (including Fire Prevention) are not eligible. The student must have graduated from an accredited high school in the current year (2018) and be accepted at an accredited four-year college to matriculate in the summer or fall of 2018. Selection: The scholarship winner will be chosen by lottery. To be considered, the student should write his/her first, middle and last name, name of high school and graduation date, name of college and start date, and name of FDNY parent on a piece of paper, and sign the page. The paper should be sealed in a plain white envelope with no address or markings. It should be enclosed in another envelope addressed to: Captain Thomas Coleman, Executive Officer to the Chief of Department, 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Write the parent's FDNY reference number across the seal of the outer envelope. Only one entry will be accepted per child. Envelopes must be received by April 20, 2018.