The Woodbury Fire Fighters Alumni Association (“WFFAA”) provides up to three separate scholarship awards annually, in the amount of $500.00 each, to support individuals within our community pursuing a post-secondary education in a Medical, or Emergency Services field. Qualifying accredited degree programs include: Medical Field, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, EMS and Fire Services. Qualifying certificate courses include: EMR, EMT, Paramedicine, Law Enforcement and Fire Sciences.
Policies and Eligibility
- To be eligible, an Applicant must be:
- A current or former employee of the Woodbury Public Safety Department (WPSD), Fire,
Police, EMS, Police Reserves, Police Explorers, Fire Explorers and Administrative Services, OR
- An immediate family member of a current or former WPSD employee, AND
- Pursuing certification, or post-secondary education from an accredited degree program, in a Medical, or Emergency Services
- Applicants must submit a complete and accurate application by the stated deadline.
- Applicants must provide evidence of acceptance in a course of study leading to a career in an Emergency Services field
- Applicants must submit a Letter of Request describing education and employment goals, and how the scholarship would benefit the applicant.
- Recipients must be able to show evidence of enrollment in the education institution or endeavor for which funds are disbursed.
- Recipient’s educational program must commence within the current or next term in which the Scholarship funds are awarded and must continue without interruption into the following school year, unless the academic program concludes (e.g., graduation).
- Recipients who discontinue their educational program prior to completion due to change in degree program, complete withdrawal, or academic dismissal, must immediately refund WFFAA scholarship award monies granted within that school year. Circumstances in which a recipient is unable to continue their studies in their chosen field for reasons beyond their control, will not be required to refund the award. Recipients may be asked for proof-of-cause for program termination.
- Scholarship monies cannot be used for course work already completed.
- Scholarship monies cannot be used for course work reimbursed by any other entity or employer.