Scholarship Criteria

Below is the criteria.  You can download a copy of it, the organizations eliglbe, and an application at the bottom of the page.

Eligibility

Applicant must be a member of one of the organizations listed in “DOMF Eligible Organizations” at beginning of senior high school year and applicant must be a high school senior.


Grade average - maximum 7 points

Points are assigned for high school cumulative average at time of application.  Applicant must supply documentation of cumulative grade point average from high school.

7 points for A average

6 points for B average

5 points for C average

4 points for D average or below


Career path - maximum 13 points

Points are assigned for applicants planned career path.

13 points for professional EMS, Firefighter (paid not volunteer)

12 points for 2 year degree in construction trades

11 points for 4 year degree in construction trades (architect, landscape architect, construction management, etc.)

10 points for 4 year medical degree

9 points for direct to workforce in construction related field and continuing with volunteer Fire/EMS service

8 points for any other degree program

7 points for direct to workforce in non-construction related field and continuing with volunteer Fire/EMS service

4 points for any direct to workforce and NOT continuing with fire/EMS volunteer service


References - maximum 15 points

At least 3 reference letters should be presented with one from a teacher, one from their Fire/EMS direct supervisor and one at large. 


These will be reviewed by the DOMF Committee and award points.


Essay - maximum 15 points –

Applicant must write an essay of no minimum or maximum length in which they must discuss what their future plans are, why they choose to become a Jr. Firefighter/EMS, and a little about themselves.


This will be reviewed by the DOMF Committee and award points.


Bonus Points – maximum 6 points –

These points are awarded to those applicants who are part of organizations of which Dave was a member.


Port Matilda Fire Company member- 3 bonus points

Scouts BSA member - 3 bonus points

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DOMF Downloads

Scholarship Criteria

Downloadable version of above criteria

DOMF Eligible Organizations

List of fire and EMS companies whose Jr members can apply

Scholarship Application

Download using button below.  Applications due March 31st.

Scholarships open on January 17th each year and must be received either my email or USPS by March 31st.  Email is davidoconnellmemorialfund@gmail.com or USPS addresss is 4655 Halfmoon Valley Rd, Warriors Mark PA 16877.

NOTE:  This scholarship is distributed through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation (CPCF). The student who is selected for this scholarship will be asked to attend CPCF’s Annual Luncheon in Altoona on May 5, 2022.