Waldorf University is pleased to announce its partnership with the Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation to present the Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a deserving Department of Defense Firefighter (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or Civilian) to be used towards an Associate, Bachelor, or Master’s degree.  The scholarship is valued at up to $24,000 and 60 credit hours and will be presented to one individual who demonstrates leadership qualities in his or her current performance of duty and shows great potential for increased leadership roles and promotion through the DOD Fire Emergency Services System.


All Department of Defense Fire Emergency Services personnel (Active Duty, Guard, Reserves, and Civilians, in all DOD Components. Applicants who have at least 1 year of service in the DOD Fire Emergency Services are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Additionally, the member must be in good standing, with no disciplinary actions noted in their personnel record.

  • Limit of (1) nominee per Fire Department

Everyone applying for the scholarship must complete an enrollment application for admission to Waldorf University.  Once the scholarship winner is selected, Waldorf University admissions will contact the recipient to complete enrollment.  Applications for non-selects will remain on file for 1 year with the option to apply for the scholarship again the following year.


  • Completed package submissions must be sent to Geron Ramsdell and Jeff Trueman at WaldorfScholarship@mffhf.com.
  • Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation will internally board and select no more than 3 packages for submission to the final evaluation for consideration.
  • Packages will be reviewed by a selected panel to determine the scholarship winner.
  • APPLICATION SUSPENSE: 31 January 2024
    • Late packages will not be considered

Application Package Contents and Requirements

  • Tab 1 - Official Bio (PDF)
  • Tab 2 - Official Photo 5x7 head and shoulder
  • Tab 3 - Essay (PDF): Topic - Goals and Aspirations
    • Two pages minimum/Three pages maximum not included in the title page
    • Times New Roman Font, size 12
    • No more than 1 inch margin on all sides
    • Double spaced
  • Tab 4 - Confirmation of admissions application enrollment (PDF)

Additional Information

The Military Firefighter Heritage Foundation will inform Waldorf University and provide them with recipient information. The scholarship recipient will then be contacted by Waldorf University to schedule a formal scholarship presentation.

For questions, please contact Geron Ramsdell or Jeff Trueman at waldorfscholarship@mffhf.com.