Homer F. Weston Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Regulations


ELIGIBILITY

A member or past member, in good standing, who has served the Carver Fire Department or the Carver Firefighters Association for a minimum of five (5) years, or immediate family member, (i.e. son, daughter, niece, nephew, stepchildren, grandchildren, or spouse).  The applicant must have been a resident of Carver throughout the four years of their High School education. They must currently be pursing undergraduate or graduate studies, technical school program at an accredited Institution. Currently enrolled as a full time or part time student and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or a C average for the applicant pursing an academic degree.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Academic Standing Statement of interest including personal, academic and career goals, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities, including community and volunteer activities.  

Two letters of recommendation One letter should be from a teacher, employer, or a leader from the community familiar with you and your goals. The other letter should be from a member or former member of the Carver Fire Department.  If it is not possible to provide a letter from a member of the fire service, please attach an explanation 

APPLICANTS 

The CFD member or immediate family member must have satisfactorily completed their first year of college or technical school. Students continuing in a degree program or technical school program may apply. 

APPLICATIONS

Application forms will be available on April 30th of each year and may be viewed and downloaded from the Carver Fire Department web page:    http://www.carverfire.org/news/Homer_Weston_Scholorship_Application.htm  Completed applications are due by June 30th of each year.  Applications should be mailed to:

                                       Carver Firefighters Association, Scholarship Committee

                                       P.O. Box 710

                                       Carver, MA   02330

A postcard will be sent to each applicant, acknowledging receipt of your application. The award notification of this one time scholarship will be made by the Committee by July 30th.   There will be a public notification of the receipt of the Scholarship in several local papers, including:  The Brockton Enterprise, The Patriot Ledger and The Carver Reporter.  Those not receiving the Scholarship are encouraged to apply again the following year.  Applications that do not meet the requirements or are not received by June 30th (postmark will not be taken into consideration) will be disregarded.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE 

The Committee will consist of three (3) members:  The President of the Carver Firefighters Association or their designee, The Chief of the Department or their designee and the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. This is an annual Committee, with selection to the committee to be determined in January of each year.

AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

One (1) five hundred dollar ($500.00) Scholarship will be awarded. The amount is subject to change upon recommendation of the Scholarship Committee and a majority vote of the membership of the Carver Firefighters Association. 

NO APPLICANTS /FORFEITURES 

In the event that there are no suitable applicants or the Scholarship is forfeited, the established amount shall be returned in the Scholarship account.

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