National Fallen Firefighters

Scholarship Details

Columbia Southern University will grant one scholarship to the widow, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. The scholarship will cover up to 60 hours and will be applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected degree program, whichever comes first.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be the widow, life partner, or dependent of a firefighter who has been honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. 
  • Eligible candidates must have a high school transcript or equivalent (GED). 
  • Scholarship applicants must be available to begin coursework within 90 days of the date of the award. 
  • Capable of maintaining a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA. 
  • Remain in good standing with CSU throughout a degree program. 
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in a degree program.
  • Current CSU students must already meet these requirements to be considered. 

Application

The scholarship will open on May 1, 2018 and will close October 2, 2018. Applicants will be required to submit verification of their membership. The Columbia Southern University scholarship committee will select and announce the winner in December 2018. The winner will receive a phone call and all non-winners will receive an email notifying them of the decision. For any questions or concerns, please email the scholarship liaison at scholarships@columbiasouthern.edu or call 888-785-3006.

Learn more about the National Fallen Fire Fighters Federation (NFFF)

Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives and work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. For more information on NFFF, visit http://www.firehero.org/ 

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