Fire School Scholarship

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The Plain Township New Albany Firefighters Foundation (NAFF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that will fund up to one (1) scholarship annually for a qualified veteran or qualified Central Ohio graduating senior to cover the cost of the Firefighter I & II/EMT-Basic tuition/certification and required books at the Ohio Fire Academy.

We are honored to launch our Veteran Scholarship Program to help those who sacrifice so much for this great country find a rewarding career. This scholarship would not be possible without all of our fantastic sponsors over the years, including the generosity of the Red, White, and Qfund


Requirements for Local Applicants:

  • If a veteran must be separated from the United States military with an honorable discharge or active reservist in good standing (documentation required)
  • If a graduating senior must have graduated from a central Ohio high school within the preceding twelve (12) months (documentation required) and complete an essay explaining why the candidate wants to enter the fire service.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to perform all firefighting duties and otherwise qualify for acceptance in the Ohio Fire Academy (scholarships are not currently available for certifications from any other organization)
  • Must currently live in the central Ohio area. This includes the counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union counties (documentation of residence required)
  • Must complete the enclosed application and provide all required information between June 1 and August 1
  • Must sign a liability waiver (attached)
  • Must complete an interview by the foundation board if chosen as one of the top three applicants
  • Cannot be an immediate family member of or have a direct financial relationship with a foundation board member

The scholarship will be awarded by August 31st. The payment will be made directly to the Ohio Fire Academy. If, for any reason, the selected applicant does not complete the course of study, the applicant will be expected to reimburse the Foundation for any financial loss. The Foundation is not required to provide a scholarship if, in the opinion of the Foundation Board, there are no qualified or suitable applicants.