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. This year we are ecstatic to announce that the UPFFA Local 493 Scholarship Program received a Grant and the monetary awards have been increased. This new scholarship program is based on the same format but contains a new award structure.


Applicants Must:
Be a Graduating High School Senior from an accredited Arizona High School, Class of 2017
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)



Duane Pell Scholarship $3500.00

Pat Cantelme Scholarship $3000.00

Al Cruz Scholarship $3000.00

Benny Ashley Scholarship $3000.00

Jimmy Arcadia Scholarship $3000.00

J.W. Robinson Scholarship $2500.00

Valley Hispanic Bomberos Scholarship $2500.00

Emerald Society Howard Adams Scholarship $2500.00

Valley Fire Fighter Veterans Society Scholarship  $2500.00

Valley Women’s Fire Fighter Society $2500.00

Gabriel Ingallina Scholarship $2500.00

Douglas W Mummert Community Service Scholarship $2500.00


Application for the 2017 Scholarships will be available on January 12, 2017
Please return the completed form by 3:30 pm on February 3, 2017
Applications will not be accepted after this date and time.
UPFFA, 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 6, 2017.

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


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