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    Daniel A. Terry Scholarship

    Offered by California Fire Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 12, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $3,000

    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.

    June 2025

    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

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Academic Interest

    Fire Science/Firefighting

    State

    California

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) be under 27 years of age and (2) be the natural or legally adopted child of a California firefighter who died in the line of duty and whose name appears or is approved to appear on the California Firefighters Memorial Wall.

    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

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

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

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact California Fire Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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