Scholarship Regulations

Application opens January 1st of each year
Deadline is May 1st of each year

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ELIGIBILITY
A member who is in good standing with the MCVFA and who has paid dues for at least two years prior to application, or immediate family member [i.e., son, daughter, stepchildren, etc. or spouse]. Must have a high school diploma or equivalency, or be in the final year of high school. Currently pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies, vocation training, a certification program, or job skills training at an accredited institution. Currently enrolled or planning to enroll as a full or part-time student. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or “C” average for applicant pursuing an academic degree.


SELECTION CRITERIA

Academic Standing – Statement of interest including personal, academic and career goals as well as involvement in extracurricular activities, including community and volunteer activities. Two letters of recommendation – One letter should be from a teacher, employer, or a leader from the community familiar with you and your goals and the other from a member of the Fire Service. If it is not possible to provide a letter from a member of the fire service, please attach an explanation.


APPLICANTS

An MCVFA member or immediate family member must be a high school graduate or have received a GED to receive the scholarship. Students beginning or continuing in a degree program, a certificate program or a trade school may apply.

 

APPLICATIONS
Completed applications are due by May 1st of each year. They should be sent to MCVFA, Attention: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 124, Whitman, MA 02382-0124. A postcard will be sent acknowledging receipt of your application. Applicants who do and do not receive awards will be notified. Those not receiving an award are encouraged to apply again the following year. Applications that do not meet the requirements or are not received by May 1st (postmark will not be taken into consideration) will be disregarded. The recipients will be notified by mail on August 15th of each year.


SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The President of MCVFA will annually appoint a committee to select applicants.


AWARDS

Scholarships will be awarded to the recipient upon verification of completion of the course or courses with a passing grade or completion of the first semester with a passing grade and showing enrollment of second semester.


AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP

Five (5) $750.00 scholarships will be awarded. 
The amount is subject to change upon recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and a vote of the Executive Board.


NO APPLICANTS/FORFEITURES

In the event there are no applicants or the scholarship is forfeited, the established amount shall be returned in the scholarship account.