Scholarship Application Guidelines
Description: Four (4) Five Hundred Dollar Academic Scholarships
The scholarships shall be awarded annually to a student or students who plan to attend a college or university on a full-time basis. The college or university must be recognized by the appropriate regional accrediting association and listed as such in American Universities and Colleges, published by the American Council on Education, 1 Dupont Circle, Washington DC, 20036. The student must pursue at such institution a course of study leading to an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or an equivalent degree. The scholarships are to be applied to room, board, tuition, books, laboratory, and similar fees for the student and shall be paid by the Professional FireFighters of Vermont directly to the institution on behalf of the student. The scholarships will be awarded to student(s) in good standing with a passing grade at the end of the first college semester.
To be eligible the student’s parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with the International Association of Fire Fighters/ Professional FireFighters of Vermont. Members, Spouses of members in good standing with the IAFF/PFFV are eligible to apply. Sons and daughters of deceased members of the IAFF/PFFV are also eligible to apply as long as the member was in good standing with the IAFF/ PFFV at the time of their death.
The PFFV Scholarship Fund will accept applications from January 1 to April 30 of each academic year. Along with the scholarship application, a Letter of Recommendation from the Local Union President is required. All applications must be signed and postmarked no later than April 30th of each calendar year and clearly marked, “Professional Firefighters Scholarship Fund”. All awards will be announced by June 1st of that calendar year. Any inquiries shall be made to Professional Firefighters of Vermont, 20 Kimball Avenue, Suite 108, South Burlington, VT 05403.