FRCF Nashville Hero Scholarship Announced

In response to the heroic actions of Nashville first responders during the tragic shooting at The Covenant School on March 27th, FRCF has created a special scholarship award in honor of the heroes who rushed into action that day. 

The ‘First Responders Children’s Foundation Nashville Hero Scholarship’ will be awarded to a child of a Davidson County first responder, which includes police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, and 911 operators. The scholarship winner will be granted up to $20,000 over four years for trade school, college, or graduate school expenses. Applicants may apply by visiting The deadline for applications is June 15, 2023. 

Special thanks to Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake, Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann, and Metro Nashville Department of Emergency Communications Director Stephen Martini for their words of support:

“The men and women of our police department leave home every day to protect our community not knowing what perils they may face,” said Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake. “At times, the danger is extreme, as we saw on March 27 at The Covenant School. Regardless of what our officers encounter day to day, thoughts often turn to the family members who steadfastly support us and eagerly await our safe return home. We are grateful to First Responders Children’s Foundation for graciously including the young family members of Nashville’s police officers in this scholarship opportunity.” 

“The families of our personnel are heroes for us every day. They are our support system and the reason we can make it through tragedies to continue to respond and show up for our community. This scholarship, to help those families, is an amazingly generous consideration from First Responders Children’s Foundation and the Nashville Fire Department is honored to be included,” said Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann

“Public safety telecommunicators leave their own families to take care of others on a regular basis – when the storms rage, when bombs explode on Christmas morning, on weekends, in the middle of the night, over and over again standing by their commitment to take care of others while relying on others to take care of their loved ones. This amazing scholarship offered by the First Responders Children’s Foundation is a fantastic opportunity for our team to give back to their children as a result of their committed service to helping others,” said Stephen Martini, Director of the Metro Nashville Department of Emergency Communications.

Interested in a meaningful way to say ‘thank you’ to those who run into danger to keep us safe day in and day out? Donate today and help fund the Nashville Hero Scholarship for years to come.

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