National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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Educational Assistance

Note: Survivors who apply for the Foundation's Sarbanes Scholarship Program will also be considered for several partner programs. You only need to submit the Foundation scholarship application and materials to be considered for the partner programs except for the NFFF/Columbia Southern University Scholarship.

Download: Application for All Scholarship Programs Except for the NFFF/Columbia Southern University Scholarship
(Applications must be postmarked and received by April 1.)

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and training to spouses, life partners, children and stepchildren of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Children and stepchildren must be under age 30 and have been under age 22 at the time of the firefighter's death.
» More Information: Sarbanes Scholarship Program and Eligibility Requirements
» Other Educational Assistance: Through your state, federal programs or other educational assistance programs
» Scholarships Awarded:
   2013 - 2014 | 2012 - 2013 | 2011 - 2012 | 2010 - 2011 | 2009 - 2010 | 2008 - 2009 | 2007 - 2008
» Alumni: NFFF Scholarship Alumni Association

Our Scholarship Partners

Several organizations partner with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to provide educational assistance to survivors of fallen firefighters. Survivors who apply for the Foundation scholarship program may also be eligible for awards from these organizations.

National Association of State Fire Marshals John Heinz Memorial Scholarship Fund
National Association of State Fire Marshals

Provides educational scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of fallen firefighters and emergency medical personnel, and who died in the line of duty on or after September 12, 1982, and qualified under the Department of Justice's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program.
ICMA Retirement Corporation Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
ICMA Retirement Corporation

Assists children and spouses of deceased public employees who died in the line of duty, who plan to continue education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice.
MasterGuard Global Health and Safety Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund
Offers annual financial assistance for higher education and training to families of firefighters honored at the National Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Motorola Foundation Motorola Solutions Foundation Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides educational scholarships, particularly focused on science, technology, engineering or math, to children, stepchildren and spouses of firefighters who died in the line of duty and are honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial.
Columbia Southern University NFFF/Columbia Southern University Scholarship Fund
The NFFF/Columbia Southern University Scholarship program is open to spouses and life partners of firefighters honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Columbia Southern University is a completely online university offering degree programs and a flexible learning style designed to accommodate a busy life.

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