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Carroll County Emergency Services Scholarship Program

Scholarship Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • The Emergency Services Scholarship applicants must have EMS/Fire service affiliation or be a relative of a bona fide volunteer or paid EMS/Firefighter in a member company of the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association.
  • A Scholarship Application may be made by a qualified student during the last year of an accredited education program, hold a GED certificate or be currently enrolled in an Emergency Services related program in a Maryland community college, college or university or online college, as long as the applicant is residing in Maryland. An applicant shall maintain an average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 during his or her years in high school or current college academic year.
  • The curriculum of the Scholarship applicant must be approved by the Emergency Services Scholarship Committee.  Acceptable curricula for the Scholarship application must include courses related to emergency fire service and/or emergency medical service.
  • Substantial emphasis will be placed on academic achievement.  An applicant must demonstrate, through past and present performances, that he or she is capable of average or above scholastic ability and achievement.
  • While in the scholarship program, a successful applicant shall maintain an average of at least a 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 during his or her college program.
  • An applicant must state why financial assistance is needed.  In exceptional instances, however, other factors may be presented to the Emergency Services Scholarship Committee for consideration.
  • Applications may be obtained from a member of the Scholarship Committee, link to the CCVESA website, at the Training Center, the guidance office of the applicant’s high school or the applicant’s company of affiliation.  No application will be considered unless it is presented on an Emergency Services Scholarship Application form.  The Scholarship Committee will receive and review each application.  Following the review of the applications, a recipient or recipients will be chosen.  Each applicant will receive a notice, by mail, relative to the Committee’s decision.
  • The required documents for application and consideration are:
  1. The Emergency Services Scholarship Application form.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a school faculty member who has had academic supervision of the applicant.  A home-schooled student must have had a curriculum approved by his/her local school board.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the Chief and/or the EMS Captain of the applicant’s affiliated fire department.
  4. An autobiographical statement of at least 200 words in which the applicant describes his/her activities with the affiliated fire department, discusses his/her educational and career fields and his/her goals for the future.
  5. Valid high school/college transcript.
  6. No incomplete application will be considered for a scholarship.
  • To qualify for the Committee review:
  1. All applications must be submitted by April 15th to be considered for scholarship assistance for the ensuing year.
  2. All applicants must be residents of the State of Maryland and a senior in an accredited education program, hold a GED certificate or be currently enrolled in a Maryland community college, college or university, or an online college.
  3. Verified acceptance or current enrollment in a Maryland community college, college or university
  • Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution for tuition and fees. Scholarships will not be awarded directly to the student or third party for cash or payment.
  • Any scholarship funds will apply to the college year, beginning in August or September of the year the scholarship was awarded.
  • The Scholarship Committee shall recommend the precise amount of the Scholarship award which will be from a minimum of $1,000.00 up to $3,000.00
  • Each recipient will keep the Emergency Services Scholarship Committee apprised of his/her academic grades for the year that the scholarship was awarded.

Applicants and their parents should address any questions to:

Missi Green Committee Chairperson




Application and Printable Requirements


Updated to 10.23.2023 version

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