The Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by OmniShield

What we do

Scholarship Fund

The Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund seeks to offer higher educational opportunity to the children and spouses of our nation's fallen firefighters. With our high quality early warning fire safety equipment and escape aids, we hope more families take advantage of our lessons. This Scholarship Fund is sponsored by OmniShield.

Applicants are screened through The National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, MD through their partner program.

Fire Safety Education

The Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund seeks to offer educational opportunities to the children of our fallen firefighters. Applications must be postmarked by April 1st for consideration for Fall Semesters.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every OmniShield smoke, heat, carbon monoxide sensor and fire extinguisher we sell is donated to the fund. Each and every time a family purchases the protection offered by OmniShield the fund grows and the children of our fallen heroes are given opportunities.


Eligibility Criteria:

• Spouse, son, daughter, legally adopted child, or stepchild of a fallen firefighter who met the criteria for inclusion on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Children of fallen firefighters must be under the age of 30.

• Applicant must have high school diploma or equivalency or be within the final year of high school.

• Applicant must be planning to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies, or job skills training at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school.

• Full and part-time students are eligible.

• Demonstrate academic and personal potential.

• Academic standing (minimum 2.0 grade point ratio or "C" average)

• Involvement in extracurricular activities, including community and volunteer activities

• Applicant is required to write a Personal Statement (200 words or less).

• Two letters of recommendation; at least one should be from a member of the fire service and neither should be from a relative.



Do you or someone you know meet the eligibility requirements?Download Application