12/15/15 - The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce our annual Community Service Scholarship Program for the college academic year beginning September 2016. The program provides up to four (4) scholarship awards, totaling no more than $2,000 each year. Each scholarship award is paid directly to the college the student attends and is applied toward such items as tuition, room and board, fees and books.
Applicants must be a resident of the Borough of Westwood, a current High School Senior, apply and file the appropriate admission application forms at any college that he/she may be interested in attending, and each scholarship winner must present an acceptance letter to an accredited college or university in order for the award to be paid to the institution. All applicants must complete the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Application, verify a record of volunteer service to the citizens of the Borough of Westwood (NJ) with a letter from the community organization where you volunteered certifying their service and the approximate number of hours of volunteer service they provided during the past year, and write an essay (~500 words) explaining how their volunteer service to the Citizens of Westwood has affected their life.
The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship Committee administers the scholarship program. A separate Scholarship Review Committee comprised of leaders of area volunteer organizations reviews the scholarship applications, requests additional information and recommends candidates to receive the awards. The scholarship program recognized outstanding community service and considers scholastic achievement, and extra-curricular activities. Financial need is not a consideration in the scholarship decision.
Eligible applicants are encouraged to download our Application Packet at www.westwoodfirenj.com. Submissions must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2016.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE