A 501(c) Nonprofit Organization

L493 Scholarship



The United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association Local 493 creed is to take care of those who served before us, those who are serving now, and those who will serve in the future. Since the 1970’s  Local 493 has offered scholarships to the college bound children of our members. In 2001, the Executive Board realized the cost of going to college increased drastically and the UPFFA Scholarship Program was increased to help pay a portion of freshman expenses. Last year we announced that the UPFFA Local 493 Scholarship Program received a Grant and the monetary awards were increased. We are excited to announce that we are able to keep those equivalent amounts this year.


Applicants Must:

Be a Graduating High School Senior from an accredited Arizona High School, Class of 2018.

The son, step-son, daughter, step-daughter of an Active or Retired Member of Local 493 in good standing.

Minimum 3.0 High School Grade Point Average (GPA)

Enroll in a four-year accredited College, University, or AZ Community College full time



Duane Pell Scholarship $3500

Pat Cantelme Scholarship $3000

Al Cruz Scholarship $3000

Benny Ashley Scholarship $3000

Jimmy Arcadia Scholarship $3000

Cadet Gabriel Ingallina Scholarship $3000

Douglas W Mummert Community Service Scholarship $3000

J.W. Robinson Scholarship $2500

Valley Hispanic Bomberos Tony Torres Scholarship $2500

Emerald Society Howard Adams Scholarship $2500

Valley Fire Fighter Veterans Society Scholarship  $2500

Valley Women’s Fire Fighter Society Crystal Rezzonico Memorial Scholarship $2500

Phoenix Fire Foundation Scholarship $2500


Application for the 2018 Scholarships will be available on January 29, 2018
Please return the completed form by 3:30 pm on February 16, 2018
Applications will not be accepted after this date and time.
United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association
 Attn: Crystal Allman
61 E. Columbus Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012

This years essay topic and a copy of the rules and guidelines will be mailed to applicants on February 20, 2018.

Please call the office at 602-277-1500 with any questions.


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