May 5, 2013 – June 15, 2013
The Firefighter Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 as a tribute to an American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001. The program is intended to provide a lasting legacy to the life of Firefighter Thomas J. Foley by assisting the children of fellow FDNY firefighters in meeting the expenses of post-secondary educational costs.
College scholarships are offered for students enrolling in an accredited two- or four-year college or university within the continental United States. Scholarship recipients must be the dependent child of an active or retired firefighter or fire officer, whose parent or legal guardian has a minimum of one full year of service at the time of application. Applicants must be high school graduates planning to enter college this fall.
For an application, please email Dan Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be postmarked on or before June 15, 2013 and mailed to:
The Scholarship Committee
CFOC/FF Thomas J. Foley Memorial Scholarship
C/O 171 Foxwood Rd.
West Nyack, NY 10994
June 14, 2013
The 12th annual Christopher A. Santora Educational Scholarship Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 from 7:00pm to 12:00am at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria.
Battalion Chief Jack Joyce and Battalion Chief Richard Salem will be honored as Men of the Year.
Tickets are $75.00 and support the many scholarships given in Christopher’s name annually. For more details, or to buy tickets, please click here.
FF Christopher Santora was a popular teacher and history buff who believed passionately in education. Scholarships that bear his name go to the winners of an annual essay contest. He was 23 and had been an FDNY fireman (his lifelong dream, following in his father’s footsteps) only 2 months on September 11, 2001.
Riccardo’s by the Bridge
2101 24th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102
June 15, 2013
Twelve FF Michael Kiefer Educational Awards worth $500 each are available through the New York Firefighters’ Burn Center Foundation. These grants shall be awarded for various types of schooling, be it academic, technical or a personal interest course. Submission dates are April 15, 2013 - June 15, 2013.
Eligibility is restricted to members of the FDNY, from probationary firefighters to chief officers, including fire marshals, supervising fire marshals, marine engineers, pilots, and wipers.
Additional guidelines are available here or by calling 718-379-1900.