Purpose:
The W. H. “Howie” McClennan scholarship provides financial assistance for sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters killed in the line of duty planning to attend a university, accredited college or other institution of higher learning. Download the brochure.

Application Deadline: February 1

Amount of Scholarship: $2,500/year

Award Dates:
Scholarships are awarded annually, on or before October 1 for the proceeding academic year. They may be renewed (if approved) up to four consecutive years.

Selection Criteria:
Awards are based on financial need, aptitude promise and demonstrated academic achievement. For a complete description of selection criteria, download the Scholarship Application Form.

How to Apply:
All applicants, both new and renewal applicants, must submit all application materials. Applications materials include:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
  • An official copy of a school transcript and grade report from the school currently attending or most recently attended. The official school transcript should list all grade points earned and academic course work completed to date.
  • A brief statement (about 200 words) prepared by the applicant that indicates their reasons for wanting to continue their education.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, counselor, clergy, work supervisor or military supervisor (active, reserve or National Guard) who can address the qualifications and academic aptitude of the scholarship applicant. The required letters of recommendation may not be from immediate family members, close family friends, blood relatives, or relationships by marriage.

Send To:
W. H. “Howie” McClennan Scholarship
Office of the General President
The International Association of Fire Fighters
1750 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

For full information, download the Scholarship Application Form.

Two scholarships will be awarded for International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Canadian affiliate members to attend the Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Executive Leadership Program. This program takes eighteen months to complete and the scholarships are awarded for the entire program cycle.

Download the Scholarship Application for the Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Executive Leadership Program.

Amount of Scholarship:
The Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Executive Leadership Program Scholarship will be allocated to offset: tuition, accommodation, travel, and allowable expenses to a maximum of $15,000 per year.

Eligibility: 
Any IAFF member living in Canada and in good standing with their IAFF local affiliate.

Criteria: 
Applicants must be an active member of their IAFF local affiliate and have demonstrated active participation within their local as an officer, committee member, etc. (Signature of District Vice President is suggested but not required)

Applicants must include:

  • A completed Application Form
  • A short essay of 500 words or more on one of the following questions:
    • What factors drive your personal interest in attending the Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Executive Leadership Program?
    • What do you consider to be major problems facing the labour movement in Canada today?
    • What do you consider to be major problems facing Fire Fighters in the Labour Union movement today?
  • Applicants must also include a brief statement of 250 words or more on how they have demonstrated active participation within their local affiliate.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2020

Applications should be mailed to: 
Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Scholarship
International Association of Fire Fighters
Attention: Education Department
1750 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-5395

For the current information on the Telfer School of Management/University of Ottawa Executive Leadership Program, email to [email protected].

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harvard Trade Union Program (HTUP) has announced it has canceled the 2021 session originally planned for early next year.

While the residential Harvard Trade Union Program semester will not be offered in 2021, Harvard remains committed to continuing to provide education and guidance to the labor movement in these unprecedented times and is planning a series of online workshops incorporating the core program curriculum with a focus on the current challenges of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recession and urgent need to advance racial justice.

Workshops are planned for late winter or early spring 2021 and will serve as refresher courses for HTUP alumni, not as a replacement for the HTUP program. We will provide additional details in the coming months as more detailed information is available.


Purpose:
This scholarship is awarded to IAFF members in good standing with an IAFF Local Affiliate to attend the Harvard University Trade Union Program. Download the Scholarship Application Form.

Application Deadline: TBD

Amount of Scholarship: Cost of tuition plus $1,000.

Award Dates: TBD

Selection Criteria:
Awards are given to members who have demonstrated active participation within their IAFF local affiliate as an officer, committee member, etc. (Signature of District Vice President is suggested but not required)

How to Apply:
Applications must include:

  • A completed Scholarship Application Form.
  • A short essay of 500 words or more on one of the following questions:
    1. What is your personal interest in attending the Harvard University Trade Union Program and how will it benefit you professionally?
    2. What do you consider to be the major problem(s) facing the professional fire fighter within the labor movement in the United States today?
  • A brief statement of 250 words or more on how you have demonstrated active participation within your local affiliate.

Send To:
Harvard University Trade Union Program Scholarship
Office of the General President
The International Association of Fire Fighters
1750 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

For more information, email to [email protected].

In addition to the scholarships offered by the IAFF, here are links detailing other scholarship opportunities from different organizations that may be of interest to IAFF members and their families.

Explore the Scholarship Finder to find out scholarships/awards in the fields of fire services and EMS in the U.S. and Canada.

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