Global First Responders Scholarship
The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders who either died or became permanently disabled in line of duty. These awards recognize financial need along with academic merit and overall achievement. In 2016 the Global Foundation for First Responders (GFFFR) partnered with the First Responders Children’s Foundation to establish the Global First Responders Scholarship – one of several scholarships awards available through the First Responders Children’s Foundation.
Founded in 2015, the GFFFR mission is to support the families of first responders who lost their lives saving others in the line of duty. These men and women dedicated their lives to helping others and ensuring safety. GFFFR honors these individuals and would like to give back to their families to show appreciation.
Global First Responders scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a first responder who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The scholarship is a $20,000 award over a four year period ($5,000 per year) contingent upon the recipient maintaining all applicant eligibility requirements during the four years of the award.
The Global First Responder scholarship award is based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements including demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to service in the community. Preference for this award will be given to an eligible student who is from or resides and attends school in the New York Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).