Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship

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

The awards recognize exemplary members of the youth fire service who also contribute to their communities.

The Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship program is made possible each June through the generous donations of individuals, fire departments and auxiliaries. This year, Provident Agency Inc., the provider of the accidental death and dismemberment insurance for FASNY members, has again provided major underwriting support to help FASNY award scholarships to young volunteers. FASNY would also like to recognize the in-kind support donated by McNeil and Co., which provides more than 80 hours of administrative work needed to process the applications and awards.

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Applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

Scholarships will be awarded directly to the student winner. Each applicant will have each section of their application judged on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest. Winners will be notified by mail and names will be posted at on or before June 1, 2019.

Applicants must:

  • Be a member in good standing with FASNY or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member.
  • Attend high school as a senior who is enrolled in the fall 2018 school year at an accredited two- or four-year institution of higher learning or an accredited technical post-secondary school.
  • Serve as a current Junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS unit.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to both volunteer emergency service and the community.
Please note – your fire company’s membership in FASNY does not automatically make an individual a member of FASNY. Eligibility for this program requires current individual membership in FASNY.