Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Announces 2020 Community Service Scholarship
The Westwood Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce its annual Community Service Scholarship Program for the college academic year beginning September 2020.
The program provides up to two scholarships awards, totaling $1,000 dollars each. Each scholarship award is paid directly to the college the student attends and is applied towards such items as tuition, room and board, fees and books.
Applicants must be a resident of Westwood, a current high school senior, apply and file appropriate admission applications forms from any college that he/she may be interested in attending. 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 with a letter from the community organization where you volunteer certifying their service and the approximate number of hours of volunteer service they provided during the past year, and write an essay (about 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 is based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community service and is not decided based on financial need.
Eligible applicants are encouraged to download the application packet online at www.westwoodfirenj.com or from the Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. Submissions must be postmarked no later than Thursday April 30th, 2020. All applications are reviewed and selected by an outside, independent, non-fire department affiliated group.