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South Dakota Fire Service Scholarship
Meg English
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

South Dakota Fire SERVICE Scholarship
program APPLICATION
The South Dakota Firefighters Association, South Dakota Firefighters Association Auxiliary and the Dear
Old Timers Organization (DOT) are offering two $1000 scholarships to two high school students to assist
in their higher education.
Scholarship money will be awarded second semester, freshman year.
Required Information:
Name of Applicant:
Mailing Address:
City, State, Zip:
Your Contact Phone:
Your Email:
Jobs held in last year:
Father’s Name:
Occupation:
Mother’s Name:
Occupation:
Number of family members and ages:
College you plan to attend:
Field of study:
Plans for the future:
Name of sponsoring fire department or sponsoring SD auxiliary member or sponsoring Dear Old Timer:
Eligibility Requirements:
1. A Son or daughter of any member (living, deceased or retired) of a fire department in South
Dakota or an active member of a junior fire department in South Dakota.
2. A high school senior or student entering their first semester of college.
3. The applicant must be sponsored by a fire department that has 100% membership in the SD
Firefighters Association for the current year.
4. The applicant may also be sponsored by a member of the SD Firefighters Auxiliary, a local fire
department auxiliary or a member of the Dear Old Timers.
5. The scholarship may be used at any university, college or Post-Secondary institution (Vo-Tech.)
Preference will be given to those who are obtaining a fire science or emergency service degree.
6. Applications must be received by March 16, 2019 to be considered.
Required Attachments:
1. Photo required if awarded a scholarship.
2. Transcript of grades (up to first semester if a senior)
3. Four total letters of recommendations; one from the sponsoring fire department, and the others
from a business person, teacher, clergy or one from a SD auxiliary member or Dear Old Timer.
4. List of school/community activities and awards.
5. 250-word essay on your personnel goals, how this scholarship will benefit your education
and the affects that the fire service has had on your life.
Mail the complete application to:
South Dakota Firefighters Association Inc.
PO Box 1884
Rapid City, SD 57709
If the sponsoring fire department does not have 100% membership at the time of
application, the application will not be considered.
Application must be received by March 15, 2020