The Fire Bell Club and the FDNY enjoy a unique relationship of friendship and support. The Club is pleased to participate in the FDNY’s scholarship program and continues its mission of service to the FDNY with the Fire Bell Club Scholarship and the Fire Bell Club Joseph E. Higgins Jr. Scholarship.
The Fire Bell Club Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to a 5th Grade and above Firefighter or Fire Officer who has been accepted at or is attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Preference is given to those members who have less than five years’ service.
The Fire Bell Club Joseph E. Higgins Jr. Scholarship was created by the Higgins family in loving memory & honor of Joseph E. Higgins Jr., Deputy Director of Dispatch Operations, and jointly funded by the family & the Club. The Fire Bell Club Joseph E. Higgins Jr. Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to an active EMS Member who is an EMT, Paramedic, Dispatch Operator or Officer who has been accepted at or is attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Member must have provided outstanding and reliable performances, under the formidable pressure of daily activity in the communications center. Preference is given to those members who have less than five years’ service.
Scholarship awards are presented at the Annual Dinner in June at Marina del Rey in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.
Interested applicants who are pursuing a degree in Fire Service Administration, Public Service Management, Nursing, Dispatch Communications or a fire service discipline and who have completed a minimum of twelve credits should submit, by April 30th, a written statement of 500 words explaining why they should be considered for the award. Applicants, please refer to the FDNY Course Catalog. Applications can be obtained from the FDNY Registrar, Building 401-B/2nd floor, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY 11359 or via telephone at 718-281-8465.