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Daniel A. Terry Scholarship

Offered by California Fire Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 12, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

May 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a high school senior or graduate who is a child of a California firefighter who died in the line of duty? If so, you may qualify for the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship. The scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors and graduates who are the children of fallen California firefighters.

The scholarship program is offered by the California Fire Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters, and the communities they protect. In honor of California Professional Firefighters, the scholarship aims to help the children of fallen firefighters fulfill their educational dreams. Every year, multiple recipients are chosen to earn a $3,000 scholarship to help them pay for tuition costs. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, granting up to $12,000 total to each recipient. If you are a child of a fallen firefighter in California, we encourage you to apply.

Eligibility information

The scholarship is open to the children of California firefighters who died in the line of duty. Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates under the age of 27 who meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Senior


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Fire Science/Firefighting



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, email your online application, a jpeg family photo, an autobiography (2 pages maximum), a completed W-9 Form, and the below application materials to [email protected]. Alternatively, you can mail your application materials to: Daniel A. Terry Scholarship, c/o California Fire Foundation, 1780 Creekside Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833.

500-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact California Fire Foundation at 916-641-1707.

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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