If you aren’t one of the lucky people out there that can afford to pay for college out of pocket, then there’s no reason to lose hope if your dream is to get into firefighting as a career. There are many scholarship programs across the country and we are going to break down some of the most popular firefighting scholarships so you have all the resources you need in one place to start researching and applying to scholarship programs of your choice. Scholarship programs are a great way to get into a firefighting degree program, and they are a huge resume booster. To not only have the ability to have obtained a 4 year degree, but have the ability to have it all paid for by a third party is a huge decorated accomplishment. It should also reflect that way on your resume.
Here are some of the most popular firefighter scholarships as well as links that will take you straight to the source.
You will need good academic standing and need to have leadership ability as well as getting enrolled in college courses to pursue a career in fire safety engineering.These are some of the good basic scholarships that are out there today. While only a couple of them apply to active duty firefighters, there are a host of other scholarships out there that you just need to do a little research on to find. While the NFPA is one of the most popular scholarship sponsoring entities for firefighters, there are many other scholarship programs out there that both apply directly to fire science and others that you may still qualify for that are a bit more generic.
This should give you a good idea where to start if you were lacking the appropriate information to pickup on a fire career. If you need additional resources, you can check the NFPA’s full list of firefighting scholarships here. If you need grant information, the most popular grant is the grant program for police and fire officers, and you must be a dependent child or spouse of a fallen firefighter or police officer to qualify. You can find more information here.