Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Memorial FASNY Volunteer Scholarship


The Firefighters Association of the State of New York will award 25 $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors entering college.

The Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Memorial FASNY Volunteer Scholarship program is made possible each June through the generous donations of individuals, fire departments and auxiliaries. The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities.

Sponsored by:

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Recipients

Alaina Smith - Penn Yan AcademyWest Lake Road Fire Association
Theobald Dengler - Ossining High SchoolBriarcliff Manor Fire Department
Jonathan Cox - Oyster Bay High SchoolEast Norwich Fire Company
David Pilecki - Starpoint High SchoolShawnee VFC
Olivia DeKing - Mount MarkhamBridgewater VFD
Sophie Zhou - Brighton High SchoolBrighton Fire Department
Bryant Carpenter - Maine-EndwellEndwell Fire Department
Michael Candella - Whitesboro Senior High SchoolWhitesboro Fire Department
Christopher Ambrosio - Chaminade High SchoolLynbrook Fire Department
Ethan Young - Home SchooledAthens Fire Department
Maddison Cupernall - Thousand Islands High SchoolClayton Volunteer Fire Department
Keegan Snow - Au Sable Valley Central SchoolAu Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department
Nathan Tessitore - Oneonta High SchoolWest Oneonta Volunteer Fire Dept.
Jonathan Bloom - Kingston High SchoolWoodstock Fire Department
Aidan McPhillips - LaSalle InstituteElsmere Fire Department
Jaidyn Rose - Middleburgh Central SchoolTown of Broome Volunteer Fire Department
Ryan Derkowski - Maine-Endwell High SchoolEndwell Fire Department
Amanda Purdy - Cicero-North SyracuseSouth Bay Fire Department
Sofia Deleon - Smithtown High School EastNissequogue Fire Department
Patrick Jeffrey - Oneida High SchoolSherrill-Kenwood Fire Department
Kenneth Kowalski - Clarkstown High School NorthNew City Fire Engine Company No.1
Jack Raspanti - Pearl River High SchoolExcelsior Engine Co
Kali Soltano - Tech Valley High SchoolTaghkanic Fire Company
Sophia DeVito - Sackets Harbor CentralSackets Harbor Fire Inc.
Payten Gill- Hancock Central SchoolHancock Fire Department