Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society Scholarships

Organization Description & Overview:
The Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society was founded February 17, 1991. Our membership is comprised of the widowed and families of firefighters and paramedics who have made the ultimate sacrifice: losing their lives in the line of duty. All scholarships are available to graduating, qualifying children of active, disabled, retired or deceased firefighters or paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department. All scholarships will be awarded at the CFD Monthly Mass, June 21st 2020, 8:30 AM at Holy Family Church, 1120 West Roosevelt Road. Winners will be notified by May 9, 2020 and are expected to attend the service to receive their scholarship.

Website: Chicago Fire Department Gold Badge Society 20th Annual Scholarship Program 2020
Application: Download Here
Please Note: The deadline has been EXTENDED to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Open to graduating 8th graders and High School Seniors
  • Must be qualifying children of active, disabled, retired or deceased firefighters or paramedics of the Chicago Fire Department
  • GPA requirements vary depending on the scholarship
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal)
  • Applicant must provide a transcript/report card from the first semester of this current school year

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HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO 2020 8TH GRADE GRADUATES (Please choose ONLY ONE)

Helen Lydon Miller Memorial Scholarship: Four students will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000 each. Applicant must provide a report card (copy) from the first semester of this current school year proving a B GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

FF. Francis Joseph Foley High School Scholarship: Two students will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000 each. Applicant must provide a report card (copy) from the first semester of this current school year proving a C GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

FF/PM Christopher D. Wheatley High School Scholarship: One student will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000. Applicant must provide a report card (copy) from the first semester of this current school year proving a C GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

American Legion Chicago Fireman’s Post 667 High School Scholarship: One student will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000. Applicant must provide a report card (copy) from the first semester of this current school year proving a C GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (Please choose ONLY ONE)

CFD Gold Badge Society: Four students will be chosen for a one-time award for $2000. Applicant must provide a transcript from the first semester of this current school year proving a cumulative C GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

Father Thomas Mulcrone College Scholarship: Four students will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000 each. Applicant must provide a transcript from the first semester of this current school year proving a cumulative B GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

FF Walter Patmon Jr. College Scholarship: One student will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000. Applicant must provide a transcript from the first semester of this current school year proving a cumulative B GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).

American Legion Chicago Fireman’s Post 667 College Scholarship: One student will be chosen for a one-time award of $2000. Applicant must provide a report card (copy) from the first semester of this current school year proving a C GPA and a letter of recommendation from a school official (ex, teacher, counselor, coach, principal).
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Important Note: For all of the above scholarships, a lottery will determine the winner from qualifying applications. All judgments are final. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020.
Applications must be mailed to:

  • CFD Gold Badge Society
    Attn: Donna Gasior
    5410 W 84th Place
    Burbank, Illinois 60459

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Contact Information: Address questions to CFDGoldBadge@aol.com Attn. Scholarship Committee

Award
$2,000
Deadline
04/30/2020