Scholarship Rules and Requirements
FUEL THEIR FIRE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The object of the Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund of York County Community Foundation is to provide financial assistance to individuals who have demonstrated scholastic ability, good moral character and qualities of leadership and who might otherwise not be able to meet the financial obligations required to attend a learning institution that allows them to pursue their desired educational goals.
The scholarship competition will be open to any individual who meets the criteria for eligibility, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, socioeconomic background, or sexual orientation. Three scholarships will be awarded.
The First scholarship will be in Honor of ALL the Fallen Fire Fighters of York County Pennsylvania and will be awarded to any Career or Volunteer York County Fire Fighter or immediate family member furthering their education beyond high school, and shall be in the amount of $2,000.
The Second scholarship will be in the memory of York City Fire Fighter Ivan Flanscha (Badge #46), who passed away in the Line of Duty on March 22, 2018, and shall be awarded to any York County resident furthering their education in Fire Services, Emergency Services, Nursing or Conservation, and shall be in the amount of $2,000.46.
The Third scholarship will be in the memory of York City Fire Fighter Zachary Anthony (Badge #47), who passed away in the Line of Duty on March 22, 2018, and shall be awarded to any York County resident furthering their education in Fire Services, Emergency Services, Nursing or Conservation, and shall be in the amount of $2,000.47.
The Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund of YCCF is recognized as a non-profit organization devoted solely and exclusively to the purpose of granting financial aid to persons who have properly followed the application process and meet the eligibility requirements.
Any person legally residing in York County, Pennsylvania, for a minimum period of six months prior to the application submission deadline, seeking an educational opportunity in the area of: Emergency Services (Fire Fighter, Paramedic, EMT, Law Enforcement) for which a traditional educational institution may not be required. Additionally, Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Conservation, for which an Associate’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree from a traditional educational institution may be required. Scholarships for financial aid toward Certificate Programs, Training Programs, or Continuing Education courses will be considered at the discretion of the Trustees.
A Selection Committee will determine the winning candidates for each of the three scholarships described above in the section labeled Governing Rules.
To help the Selection Committee in its consideration of candidates, all Applicants must submit copies of General Scholastic Achievement Records (High School transcripts, High school Diploma or GED). If applicant has taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), he/she must provide copy of such test results. Each Applicant must also submit a short, handwritten (or typed) Essay of between 500-2,000 words describing why they feel they should be awarded a scholarship.
All Applications, Scholastic Documents, and Essays must be RECEIVED by the Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund committee by No Later than 5:00PM (EST) on April 17, 2020. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email no later than the second Friday of May. (Please make sure phone number and email address are current and accurate on your application)
Scholarship recipient must be admitted and plans to attend an accredited college, university or technical/trade school
OBLIGATION OF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Within two weeks following notification of selection, the scholarship recipient will be required to complete a Scholarship Acceptance Form and provide YCCF a copy of the letter of acceptance from the educational institution that the recipient will be attending.
PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The scholarship check will be mailed directly to the educational institution that the recipient will attend.
There will be no restrictions as to a scholar changing institutions prior to completion provided the transfer is approved by the scholarship committee.
If a scholar enters the Armed Forces of the United States, the unused scholarship rights may be resumed after the student returns to the Institution, not later than the next term available following the date of discharge. To take advantage of this provision, a scholar must inform the Fund Trustees in writing, upon entering any such service, and again within thirty days from date of discharge.
In addition to the Obligations of Winners referred to above, all finalists must submit Financial Information, as required by the Selection Committee.
For additional information or questions concerning the Fuel Their Fire Scholarship Fund, please direct emails to : OR call: 717-848-3733