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. 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 in 2021 we were able to give 14 scholarships and (5) of them were a four-year scholarship.

Applications for 2022 will be available January 4, 2022

Applicants must:

  • Be a Graduating High School Senior from an accredited Arizona High School, Class of 2022
  • 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
  • All applicants are required to complete an essay. The essay topic and a copy of the rules and guidelines will be mailed to applicants.