Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program

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Amount
Awarded

$2,559

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, all eligible students will be considered, however, funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a Maryland resident.
  3. Must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in either fire service technology or emergency medical technology.
  4. Must attend a Maryland college.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  6. Must be a high school graduate or older.
  7. Must receive at least a grade of "C" or better in any course specifically required for program completion.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for Maryland residents who are pursuing in a degree or certificate program in either fire service technology or emergency medical technology at a postsecondary institution in Maryland. The student must be an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance or rescue squad member and agree to serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance and rescue squad member while taking college courses.

Application requirements for the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Eligibility forms
Additional Information: As a condition of this award, recipients must agree to serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance and rescue squad member while you take college courses. Students must continue to serve for one year after you complete the courses.

Award Amount: Award amounts are for the actual dollar amount of tuition charges paid by the student. Applicants must receive at least a grade of "C" or better in any course specifically required for program completion. The amount of the award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition of a resident undergraduate student at the four-year public institution within the University System of Maryland, other than the University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expense for a full-time resident undergraduate.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,559.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Applications are available online from the Maryland Higher Education Commission website. In addition to the completed application, students must submit official transcripts; a tuition receipt; or other summary of his/her account from the institution showing the exact amount of tuition (minus fees and miscellaneous) paid; and proof of enrollment in a certificate or degree program in fire service or emergency medical technology. Students must complete and submit the online application as well as his or her FAFSA report no later than March 1. Students must also submit a notarized statement from an eligible employer confirming active employment or volunteer service by April 13.
Contact: Gerrie Rogers
Address: 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400 Annapolis, Maryland 21401-3013

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