About the Scholarship

This award is awarded by the organization Maryland Higher Education Commission.  This Scholarship encourages members of the fire-fighting, ambulance, and rescue organizations serving Maryland communities to pursue credited courses that lead to a degree in fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Applications are available on the official website Maryland Higher Education Commission and all the applicants must access the online application in order to apply for this scholarship.

  • A student must submit an official transcript and a tuition receipt.
  • A student has to submit proof of enrollment in a certificate or degree program in fire service or emergency medical technology.
  • A student must submit the Official scorecards of ACT/SAT to demonstrate the completion of the graduation semester as well as academic performance.

  • In addition to these, he/she has to submit the FAFSA certificate.
  • All the official transcripts and documents should be submitted before the deadline.

    The awarded amount for the scholarship:

    The amount awarded for this scholarship is $7,110 per year. The number of the award given to the eligible candidates per year varies depends on the number of eligible candidates applied for this scholarship and availability of the fund amount.

    Deadline of the scholarship:

    The deadline for the scholarship is the 1st of March 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

The students who applied for this scholarship must be a current high school senior or current degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student.

He/she must reside in Maryland(dependent student's parents must also be residents of Maryland.)

He/she must be a resident of the U.S.

He/she must be enrolled at a two- or four-year Maryland postsecondary institution.

Must be enrolled in a program of study currently experiencing a statewide and regional workforce need and plan on working in the specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Current eligible fields include the following: child development or early childhood education (director or senior staff member); human services; teacher education (does not include elementary or physical education); nursing; physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy, occupational therapy assistant; law; social work; public service fields.