2018 UPFFA LOCAL 493 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
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.
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
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.