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America’s 911 Foundation, Inc. Scholarship


March 09, 2021

Awards Available: 15

  • Scholarship Description
  • The purpose of the foundation is to never forget September 11, 2001. We fund a College Scholarship program for children of Active First Responders (EMS, FIRE, POLICE) who each day place their lives on the line for all of US. The foundation assists Emergency Organizations with funds, materials, equipment and/or Volunteers when needed. Criteria include:any student whose parent is an Active Duty First Responder, either Paid or Volunteer (EMS, Fire, or Police): list parent's name, department, job title and their supervisor's name; admissions to an accredited College or University; two letters of reference from current school faculty and/or Community leader, non-related; financial need can be a component of this scholarship; write an essay (250-500 words). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 13630 Barnhouse Place
  • Leesburg, VA 20176-5460
  • info@americas911foundation.org
  • 703-771-0118

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Marena O.  on 9/20/2020 7:53:44 PM

I look up to my mother because she is a FF/EMT-B, who is currently going to school to become a Paramedic. My moms name is Jennifer Haas. My mom, has been a true hero since the day I was born. My mother started thinking about becoming a firefighter after Sept. 11, had happened. Thankfully, my mom found out that she was having twin girls shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. My mom Jenn, has always put her dreams aside to take care of my twin and I. My twin sister and I, were born one year, nine months, and one day after Sept. 11, 2001. My mom is currently on a fire department (Danbury Township Fire Department) Keith Kahler, and has been on the department for three years now. She has been an EMT-B, for about eight years. Jenn, currently has been enrolled in a 15 month course for Paramedic school, and is just around the corner to graduate. My twin sister and i are currently a Senior in HS. I am going to fire school to become a firefighter/EMT. I really hope I am able to receive this scholarship because I hope to eventually continue my education to medic shool, and even the RN route.

Isabel Colvin  on 7/7/2020 10:18:23 AM

My father has been a police officer since 1997 here in Louisiana. I have only known him in this role. He has always been a "people" person who would give you the shirt off of his back. When performing his duties, my dad was always professional, courteous and respectful. He never took any call personally, but treated everyone as if he knew them personally. He would take every opportunity to make any call a learning experience in order to teach as he performed his job. He will actually have people, whom he has arrested, come up to him and thank him for how he treated them. My dad always goes above and beyond to help those in need. He actually had to help those unfortunate individuals in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. My dad has an infectious smile and attitude that affects everyone that he comes in contact with. He never meets a stranger and has no issue speaking with any one of any race, religion or creed. Even when he is off duty, people come up to him just to say hi or thank him for what he does. My dad makes me very proud to be the daughter of a police officer.

Katie K  on 7/6/2020 7:47:47 PM

I am applying for this scholarship in hopes it helps me get money to earn my degree in nursing. The reason I chose nursing was that I always have looked up to my dad who has worked as a firefighter since 1998 while also being a paramedic since 1990. Watching him help people since I was little has encouraged me to want to do the same. Receiving this scholarship would help me live out my dream of working in the health care system.

Ashleigh Z  on 5/16/2020 10:28:23 AM

Many will write about how their parents career on the police force and how much of an impact they held. However, my story is a little different. My father is a New York City Police Detective, he chose to join the police force after 9-11 because he had a calling to serve his community. Due to his job I haven't gotten to see him on holidays, birthdays or majority of my life honestly. But when talking to him about his career he is very passionate and has witnessed many difficult things. He has been on the force for 14 years and is now a Detective with the Firearms and Tactics section. Due to the stories he has told me and watching other family members who have been law enforcement has helped me want to be an officer or even a federal agent myself. Because of my dads and my families influence on me I have been an intern with state police and witnessed everyday the life of an trooper while interacting with other officers from other counties, and even court officials, my calling was truly there to watch those get justice for others wrong doing. My goal just like my dads is to be influential on younger generations and those in the community to understand their job is to protect, not mistreat people. But at the end of the day their mental mindset when on the job is making it home to their family as well as others around them.

McKayla H  on 5/1/2020 5:44:49 PM

I have a passion and desire to being a paramedic. I want to be able to help assist in saving people and their lives. In the future I’d like to do mission trips globally and this is a great skill I can use when I go.

Brooke R.  on 4/20/2020 12:52:04 PM

I am a daughter of an Alameda County Firefighter. My father started his journey when I was born because he was so passionate for giving back to his community of where he was born and raised. My father is now almost 20 years on the job and has the title of a Hazmat Paramedic Captain. He is one out of twelve guys in his department that have this title. This means he is put in extremely dangerous situations often. As a daughter of a hero, I too want to give back to my community just like him. I see how everyday he goes to work to help save someones life and that truly inspires me. I want to become an Occupational therapist for the same reason he is a firefighter. I am passionate about giving back to my community and making a small difference in this huge world. This scholarship will help my father out financially but also allows me to express who I truly am in my academic learning.

alexis j  on 4/17/2020 3:35:10 PM

My stepdad has been in the fire service since 1994. He began his career as a wildland firefighter, Hotshot, once he graduated high school. After 5 years on the Hotshot crew, he began to pursue a fire career in a municipal fire department. He went to college and got a degree in Fire Science and Paramedicine and eventually started a new career with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) in 2005. During his 15 years with Metro Fire, he has held positions on the rescue ambulance, fire engine, rescue helicopter, rescue boat, and hazmat team. He currently is a firefighter/paramedic on a fire truck in South Sacramento. He enjoys being a firefighter/paramedic and when asked why he does not promote to a higher rank like a Captain or Chief, he states “I like being the one doing the job, not the one telling people how to do it.” He plans on working as a firefighter/paramedic until he retires in 10 years at which time he wants to move to the Bay Area with my mom and watch the San Francisco Giants play everyday. Throughout many years of hearing stories of all the times he has saved lives, it inspired me to grow up and become a first responder as well. I have always dreamt of becoming a police officer to help save lives and keep my community safe. Some colleges I am looking at in my future include University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Sacramento and University of California San Diego. I know that when I graduate highschool, I will go to college and major in criminal justice, and after college, I will be able to make my dream come true.

Tionni W.  on 4/12/2020 2:06:50 PM

I am applying to this scholarship because my father has been a police officer for over twenty years now and though I don’t see him often I know he is helping the community. Though it makes it hard to get in touch with him because of his long hours, I will always remember that he is the one that introduced me to the world of video gaming and I’ll always be happy about that. I know he is doing everything he can to keep me safe and provide for me as any father should, so to take some of the load off his back I am applying for this scholarship to make some difference in the mountain of money needed for college.

Jayden Clark  on 3/24/2020 11:51:36 AM

From saving drowning children to keeping our streets safe, my father has been serving in the police force since 2006. Growing up in a bad part of town, my dad found a passion for keeping his family safe and wanted to expand in the ways he helps people. He knew being a police officer was his calling. He started off with patrolling and loved working night shifts. He always said "if you are calling 911 at night, you need more than a police officer, you need someone who cares. But then, he discovered a new calling. A school resource officer approached him and told him to consider applying for an open position in one of our local schools. He took up this offer and got the job! He was and still is excited to make a difference in kids lives. Everyday he goes to work and builds a sense of trust in these kids. He truly is making a difference to our future, hopefully even getting rid of some of the tensions between groups of people and cops. My dad has inspired me so much throughout the years. I hope, no matter what career path I choose to take, I can be just as influential and passionate as he is.

Haley T.  on 3/5/2020 9:39:32 AM

I am the daughter of a Police officer. My father has been a Police Officer since 2009. He has served a few different communities and loves every moment of it. He continuously takes classes offered to better himself to serve his community even better. He is such an inspiration for me to fight for my dreams and I know that I will be protected by the men in Blue.

Courtney H  on 3/5/2020 6:51:24 AM

I am applying for this scholarship for the simple fact of wanting to service my community. I work in healthcare now, however I feel as if this is the next step in the processes to achieve my goal as a paramedic. This scholarship would help me with my first step in going to EMT classes. I wish the best of luck to all who apply for it as well.

Kwalaysha L.  on 3/3/2020 4:05:08 PM

I'm applying for this scholarship because my father is a police officer on the Memphis Police Department and has been apart of their for 13+ years. I have seen my dad endure and handle situations like no other and build a name for himself that has gained him respect from fellow officers and the community. My father has worked for his name and loves his job as being one of the many to save people of the communities lives.

Gabriel G.  on 2/23/2020 11:43:08 PM

I’m applying because I want to further my career in the fire service. We are a small department and I don’t make much money, but I love what I do. I love serving the residents I work for so I want to give them the very best service possible. With this scholarship, I would be able to finish EMT school and pay for all my books, fees, etc.

Blake S  on 2/20/2020 10:39:09 AM

I am applying because my father is a fire lieutenant for the Hopkinsville Fire Department and has been employed with them for the last 16 years. I have watched him lead his crew for almost the entirety of my life.

Daniel B  on 2/8/2020 11:01:42 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because my Father has been a volunteer firefighter for 28 years

Ayesha C  on 1/26/2020 10:56:56 PM

Does this apply to students who are volunteer members as well themselves and their parents are not?

Kirstin R Lindholm  on 11/28/2018 7:38:03 AM

What type of essay has to be submitted for this scholarship, what topic do I need to write on?

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