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Speigletown Fire District

Academic Scholarship


  1. You are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Award if you qualify with one of the following membership/residency criteria:

    1. You have been a member of the Speigletown District Volunteer Fire Company for at least one (1) year in good-standing, or are a family member of a member that been a member in good-standing for at minimum the last one (1) year.

    2. A non-member that has resided in the company fire district for a minimum of one (1) year.


  1. And you must qualify with two or more of the following:

    1. Have completed and received your high school diploma or GED; or will receive your high school diploma or GED in the current academic year.

      1. Current high school students must be attending one of the following:

        • Catholic Central High School

        • Lansingburgh High School

        • LaSalle Institute

    2. Presently enrolled, or will be enrolled in an approved 2- or 4-year college/university program, and will have a course load of at least 6 credit hours per semester




Recipient Requirement

The following requirements must be met for applicants to be considered:

  1. Currently enrolled in high school or at a 2- or 4-year college/university program, and currently in good academic standing

  2. Maintain an overall “C” (Grade Point Average of 2.0) or better.

  3. If the applicant is a member in the company, maintain active status in good standing, or in the case the child of a member is the applicant, the parent must maintain active status in good standing.

  4. Maintain continuous enrollment in college for the duration of the scholarship.



Judgment Criteria

The following criteria will be considered by the review committee:

  1. Scholastic achievement (including honor roll and dean’s list)

  2. Quality of Essay

  3. Completion of all application requirements

  4. Recommendations and references

  5. Overall career goals and the potential to favorably impact the community and emergency service (i.e. fire company, ambulance service, or health services)

  6. Applicant’s program and courses selected, and the relationship to the scholarship program’s objectives.



How to Apply

Please complete ALL of the following:

  1. Applicants must complete all questions in the attached application

  2. Must have 2 written letters of recommendation based on character, academics, and/or community service.

  3. Most recent transcript or report card.

  4. Copy of college acceptance and course/program description.

  5. An indication of financial need (e.g. anticipated school expenses; tuition, room & board, books, etc.)

  6. An essay (of at least 500 words) on the applicant’s career plans and academic studies, indicating how these could have an impact on the community and/or emergency services.

  7. Applications must be submitted, by mail or in person, no later than May 15th of this year.  There will be no exceptions for late submissions.

  8. Note that information submitted as part of the application will not be returned.  Please send copies of all application materials.



Award Presentation

Please note the following:

  1. Applications will be reviewed and awardees will be chosen at the Company Membership Committee meeting

  2. Awardees will be notified by phone

  3. Awardees will be asked to join the Company at the Members Monthly Meeting for presentation of the check.

Applications are available at the fire station in mid-march.  Please contact the Membership President with any inquiries.

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