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    William Giacomo “Firefighter” Scholarship

    Offered by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
    Varying awards worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

    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.

    February 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The William Giacomo “Firefighter” Scholarship is open to residents of Fayette County, West Virginia who are attending a college or university in West Virginia (unless the student is pursuing a Fire Safety Degree, in which case they can attend a university in any state). To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing their first post-secondary degree and must have completed one year of college (minimum of 24 credit hours). Special preference will be given to active firefighters or those who have affiliation through being the spouse, child, or grandchild of an active firefighter in a department that is a member of and in good standing with the Fayette County Firefighters Association or a local fire department in West Virginia. If you fit these criteria, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

    The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) was created in 1962 by and for the people of the Greater Kanawha Valley area. The Foundation is here to help individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits improve the lives within the community now and for generations to come. TGKVF helps students follow their educational dreams and prepare for their future careers. TGKVF administers over 500 funds and more than 100 of those are designated for statewide scholarships.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

    Minimum GPA

    2.75

    Academic Interest

    Fire Science/Firefighting

    County

    Fayette County

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Academic transcript

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the William Giacomo “Firefighter” Scholarship is not renewable.

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