First Responder


  • Mike Rowe Scholarship

    Amount: Varies. About: Mike Rowe, who served as an apprentice on the TV series “Dirty Jobs,” created the Work Ethic Scholarship Program to promote skilled labor. Awarded through his mikeroweWORKS Foundation, the scholarships are intended to encourage students to learn a useful skill. In 2022, the foundation awarded a total of $1.5 million in work…


  • MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Amount: Up to $10,000. About: The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund (formerly, the Public Employee Memorial Scholarship) is annually awarded to the children and spouses of deceased employees who worked in education, health care, not-for-profit, public safety, local or state government who died while in service to their community. Applicants must be high school seniors…


  • W.H. ‘Howie’ McClennan Scholarship

    Amount: $2,500. About: Offered by the International Association of Fire Fighters, the W.H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship helps to fund the undergraduate education of sthe ons, daughters or legally adopted children of firefighters killed in the line of duty. Applicants must plan to attend a university, accredited college, or school of higher learning in the United…


  • MedEvac Foundation International Children’s Scholarship

    Amount: $5,000. About: The MedEvac Foundation International, an international nonprofit organization that supports academic research studies and education programs relating to medical care and medical transportation, offers a $5,000 Children’s Scholarship. The scholarship is open to children who have lost a parent or had a parent seriously injured in an air medical or critical care…


  • Fire Family Foundation Scholarships

    Amount: $5,000. About: The Fire Family Foundation offers 10 $5,000 scholarships to the children of firefighters every year. Applicants must be the biological or adopted child of any active, retired or fallen firefighter within the United States; be a senior in high school or over the age of 16 with a GED, or currently enrolled…


  • Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $2,000. About: Offered by the First Responders Children’s Foundation, the Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship is a one-time $2,000 award open to the children of law enforcement officers who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Applicants must reside and attend school in New York State or the New York metropolitan area.…