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Scholarships/Tuition Reimbursement

The following are some scholarship/tuition reimbursement opportunities available to Frederick County Fire/Rescue personnel.


Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation - Application Deadline is October 30, 2013

Yvorra Leadership Development (YLD) is a non-profit private foundation designed to promote leadership development among members of the fire, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services communities. The Foundation was created to continue the efforts of James G. Yvorra, who dedicated his life's work to the betterment of fire and emergency medical services.



Maryland State Firemans Association Scholarship Committe Scholarships -- Application Deadline is April 15

"The MSFA Dr. John L. Bryan Scholarship Award," sponsored by this Association.  The level of support is determined annually by the committee, based on availability of funds.

"The Floyd B. Heimer Memorial Scholarship Award," sponsored by Mrs. Josephine G. Heimer. The current level of support is $2,000.00 per academic year, subject to change at the discretion of Mrs. Heimer.

"The Shock Trauma Board of Visitors Scholarship Award," sponsored by the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Board of Visitors. This will be awarded annually by the Scholarship Committee to worthy applicants in Emergency Medical Health Services Programs. Levels of support are determined annually by the committee.  Available funds vary each year.

"The Delmarva Power Scholarship Award," sponsored by Delmarva Power. The current level of support is $4,500.00 per academic year.

“The Bill and Alicia Olsen Scholarship Award” The requirements for this scholarship are currently being developed and will be posted at a later date.



Safer Grant Educational Reimbursement Program

The Safer Grant Educational Reimbursement Program was established for the mutual benefit of the volunteers of Frederick County.  In order to be eligible, the volunteer must be an active member of a Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services (FCVFRS) Department in the calendar year preceding the year in which the student enrolls in the course(s). 

For reimbursement requests, please click here for the application.