Scholarships

The Daniel A. Terry Scholarship

The Daniel A. Terry Scholarship provides financial assistance for higher education to the children of California’s fallen firefighters. This scholarship is part of the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting the families of fallen California firefighters.

Daniel A. Terry served as president of California Professional Firefighters, the largest statewide firefighter organization in California and founder of the California Fire Foundation. For more than three decades, Mr. Terry devoted himself to building a better life for firefighters. His commitment and leadership led to groundbreaking protections for firefighters and their families. Mr. Terry also conceived and led the successful effort to construct a lasting tribute to California’s fallen first responders – the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park.

Each initial scholarship award is $2,000.  As of 2019, scholarships have been made renewable for up to four years, for a total award package of up to $8,000.  After the initial award, Foundation staff will contact recipients the following Spring about renewal requirements.

The Daniel A. Terry Scholarship program is supported through the California Firefighters Endowment. Click here to learn more about the Endowment.

2020 Application Details

To be eligible for the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship, an applicant must be the natural or legally adopted child of a California firefighter who died in the line of duty and whose name appears or is approved to appear on the California Firefighters Memorial Wall. Applicants must also be under 27 years of age at the application closing date and must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, or be in the final year of high school.

The deadline for 2020 applications to the Daniel A. Terry Scholarship is May 1, 2020. To download the application, CLICK HERE. Applications may be submitted via mail or by emailing cafirefoundation@cpf.org.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact the Foundation at (916) 641-1707.

Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Scholarship 

The California Fire Foundation would like to ensure that financial hardship does not prevent anyone from taking the FCTC Candidate Physical Ability Test or written exam. The Foundation has grants available to pay the fees for individuals who demonstrate a financial hardship.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.