How to apply: Complete the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship application online at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by March 1, provide proof of official acceptance in a program of fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management; and submit a completed notarized statement from an eligible employer confirming active employment or volunteer service by April 15.
When to apply: File the FAFSA by March 1. Complete the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship application online and submit all supplemental documents by April 15.
Eligible majors: Fire service technology, emergency medical technology, fire service management, or public safety administration with a minor or concentration in fire service technology or fire service management.
Each applicant or recipient must agree to provide any information or documentation requested by OSFA for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, to sign an authorization for the release of information to OFSA for the purpose of administering this program. The applicant’s or recipient’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility, the cancellation of an award, and the denial of a request for the deferment or waiver of a service obligation.
Applicants who are not selected will be placed on the waitlist pending the availability of funding. Applicants not selected in an academic year must reapply for consideration in a subsequent academic year, and will be ranked according to the submission date of their completed online application form.
The award will be cancelled if the recipient fails to meet and maintain each eligibility requirement. A recipient who is academically ineligible will forfeit the award, and must reapply as an initial applicant in a subsequent award year and meet and maintain each eligibility requirement. A student transferring from one institution to another may continue to receive the award as long as the student meets all of the scholarship eligibility requirements.
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The Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship program regulations have
been published online under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
Please click the following link to access the program regulations: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/subtitle_chapters/13B_Chapters.aspx
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