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. In 2016 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 now able to give 13 scholarships and (5) of them will be a four-year scholarship.
See details below.
Be a Graduating High School Senior from an accredited Arizona High School, Class of 2020
The son, stepson, daughter, stepdaughter of an Active or Retired Member of Local 493 in good standing
Minimum 2.75 High School Grade Point Average (GPA)
Enroll in a four-year accredited College, University, or AZ Community College full time
Duane Pell Scholarship – $4000 the first year; $3000 annually for 3 years*
Pat Cantelme Scholarship – $4000 the first year; $3000 annually for 3 years*
Al Cruz Scholarship – $4000 the first year; $3000 annually for 3 years*
Benny Ashley Scholarship – $4000 the first year; $3000 annually for 3 years*
Jimmy Arcadia Scholarship – $4000 the first year; $3000 annually for 3 years*
Douglas W Mummert Community Service Scholarship – $4000
Cadet Gabriel Ingallina Scholarship – $2750
AZ United Black Firefighters J.W.R. 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 FF Society Crystal Rezzonico Scholarship – $2500
Phoenix Fire Foundation Scholarship – $2500
* Annual Scholarship renewal is contingent on the student maintaining a full-time status in their respective institution and maintaining a minimum of 2.75 GPA
Please return the completed form by 3:30 pm on February 7, 2020
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 year’s essay topic and a copy of the rules and guidelines will be mailed to applicants on February 10, 2020.
Please call the office at 602-277-1500 with any questions.