Empowering the Firefighters of Tomorrow for the future of community risk reduction


Waldorf University is proud to support the future of community risk reduction by ensuring fire rescue professionals have the tools and knowledge needed to support and protect the communities they serve.  This annual scholarship is open to any full time or volunteer firefighter seeking one of the following degrees:

  • B.S./B.A.S. in Fire Science Administration
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership: Applied Leadership with a Fire Rescue Executive Leadership concentration
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership: Applied Leadership with a Public Administration Leadership concentration
  • M. B.A. with a Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership Concentration
  • M.B.A. with a Public Administration Concentration
  • Or other related degree.

This scholarship covers up to 60 undergraduate credit hours or 36 graduate credit hours and will be applied directly to the recipients tuition for a maximum of 36 consecutive months. 

This scholarship is accepting applications from April 1 through August 31.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarship candidates must be currently working in the fire service at any level.
  • Eligible candidates must have a high school transcript or equivalent (GED).
  • Scholarship applicants must be available to begin their coursework within 90 days of the date of the award.
  • Capable of maintaining a 2.0 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA. Students must meet Waldorf University Online academic requirements for admission to the university.
  • Remain in good standing with Waldorf throughout his or her degree program and maintain continuous enrollment while utilizing scholarship funds. Any breaks must be approved in advance by the scholarship committee.
  • Must have a current application for admission to Waldorf University on file or be a current student.

Verification Documentation:

  • A statement of Employment on Company Letterhead from a Superior
  • Copy of an Employment ID card
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