Scholarships

UFA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for dependent children of active, retired or deceased Firefighters, Fire Marshals, Marine Wipers, Marine Engineers & Pilots who are full-time students up to and including age 23 for UNDERGRADUATE education. Applicants must currently be enrolled in college, trade or vocational school.

Active members and their spouses are also eligible. Dependent children, spouses of LOD deceased UFA members, and dependent children of non-LOD deceased UFA members are eligible to receive scholarships for undergraduate education but must still fill out an application and provide proof of enrollment.

The application period typically runs from August 1 - October 1. The 2021 application period has now closed. 

FDNY SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

FDNY Members and their Families are eligible for scholarships. See the list below for additional scholarships and the button for additional information:

  • Scholarship Resources for Line of Duty Deaths and Line of Duty Disability Dependents
  • Scholarship Resources for the Dependents of Active, Retired
    and Deceased Members
  • Scholarships offered by FDNY Fraternal Organizations
  • Scholarships and Educational Resources for Members

Information (eligibility, contacts, & award amount, etc.) related to the scholarships listed below is subject to change. Any questions should be directed to the organization offering the scholarship. Send scholarship/college information benefitting our membership to: recordingsecretary@ufanyc.org

The frontline workers scholarship

The Frontline Workers Scholarship is offered by Outlier.org, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, is offering a free, for-credit online college course to workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • It’s available to the first 1,000 eligible frontline workers who apply.
  • It’s good for 2 years, so you can take it whenever you have time.
  • The application is easy, just a simple questionnaire and short video submission.

You can apply here. Please write "FDNY" in the job description section of the application in addition to a brief sentence about the work you do. 

For more information email: hello@outlier.org or contact FDNY College Registrar/Advisor, Lizzette Perez-Cruz via
e-mail; Lizette.Perez@fdny.nyc.gov or tel. 718-281-8465

Funds

UFA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for dependent children of active, retired or deceased Firefighters, Fire Marshals, Marine Wipers, Marine Engineers & Pilots who are full-time students up to and including age 23 for undergraduate education.

Thomas R. Elsasser Fund

The Thomas R. Elsasser Fund was established in 1992 to support the families of NYC Firefighters who died Non-Line of Duty as active members of the FDNY.

With your help we can support these families who don't have FDNY pensions or medical coverage. The funds are used to help with their medical costs, housing and repairs, and school tuitions to name a few.

Widows and Childrens Fund

The funds are deposited directly into the Widows and Childrens Fund account and distributed directly to the families of our Fallen Firefighters.

Donate

The UFA Widows' and Children's Fund
The UFA Thomas R. Elsasser Fund
Scholarship Fund

Considering supporting the UFA? You can donate electronically via PayPal or via Mail to:

Uniformed Firefighters Association
204 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

*Exemption granted pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Tax ID number: 13-4194707