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Each year in late winter to early spring there will be a variety of scholarships available from Local 1009 the PFFM and the AFL-CIO.  Each year, when we receive the application information we will post all pertinent material in this section.



60th Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship
Nov 24, 2017
MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO 60th ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CRITERIA The Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarships are available to all high school seniors living in Massachusetts. Students with union affiliation will be eligible for both the Mass AFL-CIO scholarships as well as the union scholarships offered by the union that the student is affiliated with.
Download: Mass AFLCIO scholarship_application_2018.pdf , Mass AFLCIO scholarship_studyguide_2018.pdf

Local 1009 Scholarship
Mar 08, 2017

Applications for the Local 1009 Scholarships are being accepted now thru May 15th, 2017. 

Scholarship Criteria

1. Applicant must be a graduating High School senior who will be attending college in the fall of 2017 as a freshman.

2. Applicant must be a son or daughter of an active, deceased or retired member of Local 1009.

Applicants must include the following items to complete the application packet:

1. Applicants name along with the name of the active Local 1009 member they are related to.

2. Three (3) letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from the applicants High School Guidance Counselor.

3. Copy of the applicants High School Transcript.

4. Copy of an acceptance letter from the College or University the applicant will be attending.

5. A short biography of extracurricular activities.

Mail application items above to:

Worcester Firefighters Local 1009

Attn: Scholarship Committee

625 Chandler St.

Worcester, MA 01602

Deadline: May 15th, 2017

Any questions can be directed to any E-board member.


Greater Worcester Community Organization-December 3rd Scholarship
Jan 09, 2017

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has announced that their annual scholarship is now available. This scholarship is available to high school seniors, and others, who are planning to attend college in the fall of 2017.

  • Students may apply online at www.greaterworcester.org
  • Students who submit a complete application by March 6th by 5:00pm will be reviewed for more than 130 separate awards, ranging from $300 to $5,000
  • Students may received more than one award
  • There is no fee to apply
  • Applicants must provide family financial information, a personal essay and a resume. A current transcript and letter of recommendation must also be submitted for each applicant from their Guidance Officer, Registrar, and/or a teacher. ALL the required paperwork must be submitted or the application will be incomplete
  • Students should begin their applications by February 20th at the latest, allowing 2 weeks to fill out and obtain a transcript and recommendation from their Guidance staff.

Questions may be directed to Beckley Schowalter at 508-755-0980 or scholar@greaterworcester.org


Download: Greater Worceter Foundation 2017.pdf

Capt. James McDonald Memorial Scholarship
Aug 14, 2011

The Captain James L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually at Quinsigamond Community College.

Candidates for application for the Captain James L. McDonald Memorial Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a Worcester Public High School graduate attending Quinsigamond Community College.

2. Must be enrolled in and majoring in the Fire Science Program.

3. Candidates and award recipients can reapply annually.

To apply contact the Financial Aid Office at Quinsigamond Community College, 508-854-4520. 

Amount: $500.00 Annually


Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Jan 12, 2017

The 2017 John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship application period is now OPEN. The Jennings Scholarship Committee will provide eight 2,500.00 scholarships to children (biological and adopted) of active, deceased or retired members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts who are currently enrolled or will be attending any College, University, Graduate or Post Graduate Studies this coming fall.

All applications and essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2017 and mailed to:

John J. and Nora Jennings Scholarship Committee

33 Lennon Court

Unit 37

South Boston, MA 02127

 

The recipients of the John J. and Nora Jennings Memorial Scholarship will be notified in April 2017 and will be honored at a dinner in May by both the Jennings Scholarship Committee and the Jennings Family.

 


Download: 2017 Jennings Scholarship Application.pdf

Central Mass AFL-CIO
Feb 08, 2017

Central Mass AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that they will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships as well as a number of $500 Platinum sponsored scholarships.

The recipients will be drawn by lottery at the May community services committee meeting and the winners will be announced at the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday June 2, 2017.

The Scholarships will be presented at the Labor Day breakfast September 4, 2017.

Eligibility

1. Student must be a 2017 graduating High School senior going on to college.

2. Student must be a child, grandchild or member whose local is affiliated with the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

3. Union members must live or work in the jurisdiction of the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

Application Deadline:

April 28, 2017

Mail application to:

Paul Soucy

AFL/CIO Labor Community Services

Central Mass AFL-CIO

400 Washington St.

Auburn, MA 01501


Download: Central Mass AFL_CIO Scholarship Info 2017.pdf

Dustin Alward Memorial Scholarship
Feb 28, 2015

The T. Dustin Alward Memorial Fund is interested in assisting 2015 graduating high school seniors to secure the advantages of post secondary/college education through the funds raised by the Trustees of T. Dustin Alward Memorial Fund. The Trustees will award at least 10 scholarships: a$1,000.00 scholarship to students attending a 4-year college or a $500.00 scholarship to students attending a 2-year college. These scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating financial need and scholastic aptitude, as well as good citizenship. Scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the T. Dustin Alward Family.

APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2015.

The rules governing scholarships assistance are as follows:

1. No distinction as to race, color, creed or sex shall be drawn in the granting of assistance.

2. Applicants must have a parent or legal guardian, who is a member in good standing of the

Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts or a parent, grand parent or legal guardian who is

retired or is deceased member of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.

3. The candidate must be accepted at an accredited post secondary institution.

4. No assistance will be provided to any student who is already receiving or anticipates

receiving a fully paid scholarship, grant or other financial aid in excess of $6,000.00

(not including repayable loans), or acceptance to any Service Academies.

All financial aid will be verified before awarding a scholarship.

5. No request for assistance will be considered until the candidate has provided a

complete application. Failure to complete the application may result in disqualification.

6. Scholarships will be made payable upon receipt of the student’s ID and

a copy of the student’s deposit from burser’s office

7. All scholarships will be used towards school related expenses such as tuition

and books.

8. Completes applications must be returned to:

T. Dustin Alward Memorial Fund PO Box 278 Randolph, MA 02368-0278

Applications must be returned no later than March 31, 2015.


Download: 2015 Alward Scholarship (1).pdf

The Thomas P. Cawley Sr. Memorial Scholarship
May 14, 2015
The Thomas P. Cawley Sr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student at the undergraduate level who is enrolled full-time and in good academic standing, has a minimum GPA of 2.8, shows evidence of financial need, and is a child, grandchild, or immediate family member of the Worcester Fire Department. Thomas P. Cawley Sr.


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