WINTER 2023 UFLAC FIRE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Fire Foundation (UFLACFF) Grant and Scholarship Program provides educational assistance to fire service members and their immediate families.

The UFLACFF will be awarding the following grants and scholarships twice in year 2023:

Two – $4,000 grants/scholarship

Four – $2,000 grants/scholarships

Four – $1,000 grants/scholarships

ELEGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The Applicant must be an active firefighter, or a dependent of an active firefighter, wishing to further their education, or in need of assistance with tuition, books, materials, trade specific tools or equipment, internet access etc.

*An active firefighter or his or her immediate family member is eligible for an Award Grant once every 12-month period.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants seeking a Scholarship or Grant Award must complete the application packet and forward it to UFLACFF by the application closing date.  Applications may be submitted by e-mail to edugrant@uflac.org or mailed to:

United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local #112
c/o UFLACFF Scholarship/Grant Program
1571 W Beverly Blvd, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Application deadline is October 15, 2023 for the December 2023 Awards

Application Packets include:

  • Completed Application
  • Jpeg photo for our files and to use in Foundation related material.
  • A brief essay (500 word maximum, typed or written and clearly legible) prepared by the applicant or the parent/guardian. The essay should include how the award will benefit his or her life and serve others in the future, listing their area of study, last grade completed and the school of their choice for their higher education purposes.
  • Autobiography (2 page maximum).

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications will be evaluated, and awards granted based on the information provided by the applicant, by the UFLACFF Awards Committee (comprised of Foundation Board Members), active firefighter (non-Board members) and the UFLACFF Advisory Committee.  The name, and any personal identifying information of the applicant, will be redacted prior to review by the committee.

FUNDING

Funding for the grants and scholarships is made possible by UFLACFF, a 501 (c) (3) Charitable Organization, created by United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, IAFF Local 112 (UFLAC) to assist firefighters and the families of firefighters. Donations from Supporters of UFLACFF and UFLAC Local 112, have been designated specifically to support these opportunities for firefighters and their immediate families.

AWARDS AND GRANTS AMOUNT AND DISTRIBUTION

  • Each Grant Award is based on the specific needs of each applicant
  • Awards will be announced in the month of December of 2023.
  • Awards will be made directly to the applicant, if over age 18, or to the parents/guardians of a minor child

Please click here to fill out the online application

Please click here to download a PDF application.

Special thank you to the main Education Grant sponsors & our supporters!

Major Sponsors:

  • Matthew and Miho Blumkin – The Blumkin Family Foundation
  • Ed Avaness – Miller Kaplan
  • Jennifer Lincicum – Fickewirth
  • Aaron Straussner & Julie Sherman
  • UFLAC Fire Foundation
  • Brian and Mary Ann Hishinuma – Retired – LAFD
  • Chris Wann – UFLAC
  • Tech SGT Jack Kushner Ret’d Foundation, Inc.
  • Marian Hishinuma
  • Gold Lee – Lewis, Marenstein, Sherwin & Lee
  • Danny Evans – ETHIKA

Supporters:

  • Jimmy Blackman & Associates
  • Sandra Jackson – Greenspan Co./Adjusters International
  • Maria Riggs – UFLAC
  • Karina Youssef – UFLAC