2021 LCFD#10 Scholarship

2021 Application Information  (find application attached below)

Laramie County Fire District #10 awards a $1,000.00 scholarship every year to honor Janice McBride, Leigh Newstead, Jim Hirsig, Tom McLoughlin, Keith Henning, and Carl Federer for their years of dedication to the department. The grant is awarded to a past or present Laramie County Fire District #10 volunteer, or to a volunteer’s close family member. 

Criteria for Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be associated with LCFD#10 in some capacity (firefighter, EMT, board member, auxiliary member), or have a close relative (parent, grandparent, stepparent) who is associated with the department. 
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are themselves active in LCFD#10.
  • Previous recipients of the scholarship may re-apply for further assistance, but will compete on the same level as new applicants. 
  • Applicants must be planning to attend an undergraduate program at a university, community college, or trade school during the 2021-2022 school year
  • Completed applications must be received no later than June 20, 2021.

Application Requirements:
  • Application must be completed in full and submitted to:
    LCFD#10 Scholarship Committee
    c/o Scholarship Committee
    88 Harriman Rd, Granite Canyon, WY 82059

    by June 20, 2021

  • Application must include the following:
    • A recent transcript demonstrating an ability to succeed in achieving academic goals.
    • Evidence of acceptance to an undergraduate program at a university, community college, or trade school  
    • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community members.
    • A signed certification form from a LCFD#10 officer or board member.
    • An essay explaining the applicant’s educational and career goals and what led them to pursue this field of endeavor.
    • A list of volunteer work, extracurricular activities, and personal accomplishments. 

Evaluation Process:

Your application will be evaluated anonymously through an objective scoring system based on the following elements:
  • Quality of application: Your application must be complete, and should demonstrate your ability to follow the rules in a neat, professional manner. 
  • Academic accomplishments: Past performance is the best guarantee of future success, so your recent transcripts and home study evaluations will be an important factor in the evaluation. 
  • Recommendation letters: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, mentor, or community member must be provided. The content of these letters should combine with your essay to show your commitment to your education, your community, and/or your chosen field of study.
  • Required essay: This is the most important part of your application. Your essay should express your educational goals and/or career aspirations, and describe a person or event that inspired your chosen path. This is an opportunity to show us why you are exceptionally qualified to receive this scholarship, over and above other applicants. Content matters most, but grammar, punctuation, word usage, and professional presentation will also be factors in evaluation.
  • Extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and personal accomplishments: Submit a brief list of activities. Some may relate to your chosen field, while others show dedication to the community, self-motivation, and an ability to work with others. A simple numbered or bulleted list is sufficient.

Questions should be directed to

LCFD#10 Auxiliary

Our mission at the auxiliary is to 
support the activities of LCFD#10, 
foster community involvement;
raise funds for an annual scholarship, 
and host two social events for the community.

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May 17, 2021, 1:02 PM
wanda pomeroy,
May 17, 2021, 1:02 PM