The Edward Hutchinson Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship
The Westmoreland County Community College Edward Hutchinson Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship is awarded to the men and women of Westmoreland County’s fire departments. Applicants must complete the FAFSA by the application deadline date. All grants and scholarships are applied to tuition first, then the waiver is applied to any remaining tuition. Two programs are offered, one for volunteer firefighters with three or more years of service and one for new volunteers. The Firefighter Tuition Waivers applies to Westmoreland credit programs only. To be considered, students must be a Westmoreland County resident, must maintain active status with the fire department, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from their fire chief stating if the applicant is a new or incumbent firefighter.
Incumbent Firefighters (more than three years of adult service): Firefighter is responsible for one-half of tuition and all fees and textbooks.
New recruits (less than three years of adult service): Tuition waiver will cover the full tuition cost; applicants are responsible for all fees and textbook costs.