Maryland State Firemen's Association

Future Convention Dates
June 17-23, 2017

Executive Committee Meetings

August 27-28, 2016
Arbutus VFD

October 15-16, 2016
St. Mary's City

February 25-26, 2017

April 22-23, 2017
Cecil County

June 18, 2017
Ocean City

June 22, 2017
Ocean City

October 13, 2016
Hometown Heroes Days at University of Maryland Football
October 5, 2016
NVFC Seeks Program Coordinator
October 2, 2016
New Market Volunteers Hold 30 Guns in 30 Days Fundraiser‏
October 2, 2016
EMail Address Changes
October 1, 2016
Only 50 seats Available for FROG December 9-11th in Ocean City
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Online Calendar
Next Seven Days
October 21, 2016
2nd Annual Crab Feast
Arbutus volunteer fire department
October 22, 2016
Bus Trip to New York City
Depart Arundel Volunteer Fire Department
October 23, 2016
Training Committee
Western Enterprise Fire Company, Hagerstown
October 25, 2016
Fundriaiser for Odenton VFC at Cantina Mamma Lucia
Cantina Mamma Lucia in Hanover, MD
October 26, 2016
Recruitment & Retention Committee Meeting
Sykesville VFD
October 26, 2016
Harford County Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Assn
Havre de Grace
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Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee has the following duties and responsibilities:

The Scholarship Committee shall by June 1 of each year, in cooperation with scholarship committees of appropriate universities, colleges, academies or other institutions of higher learning within Maryland determine to provide or deny grants or loans to new applicants or continuing students. The Committee shall in proper cases award, to the extent funds are available, such grant or loan to an eligible applicant or student participating in a course related to fire or health services including, but not limited to, fire sciences or emergency medical services.

The Scholarship Committee shall, in its discretion, award available funds as grants or loans to any person or persons it shall deem worthy. The Committee may use funds provided through resources of the MSFA or from other sources. The Committee is authorized to solicit funds for grants or loans from any source it deems proper. The Committee shall, from time to time, promulgate rules and regulations relating to its duties, eligibility of applicants or recipients, acceptable sources of funds to be solicited or regulations dealing with liability of a given recipient to repay any part or all of any grant or loan.

The following scholarships are administered by the MSFA Scholarship Committee

a) "The MSFA Dr. John L. Bryan Scholarship Award," sponsored by this Association. The level of support is determined annually by the committee, based on availability of funds.

b) "The Floyd B. Heimer Memorial Scholarship Award," sponsored by Mrs. Josephine G. Heimer. The current level of support is $2,000.00 per academic year, subject to change at the discretion of Mrs. Heimer.

c) "The Shock Trauma Board of Visitors Scholarship Award," sponsored by the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Board of Visitors. This will be awarded annually by the Scholarship Committee to worthy applicants in Emergency Medical Health Services Programs. Levels of support are determined annually by the committee. Funds available vary each year.

d) "The Delmarva Power Scholarship Award," sponsored by Delmarva Power. The current level of support is $4,500.00 per academic year.

e) “The Bill and Allica Olsen Scholarship Award”  The requirements for this scholarship are currently being developed and will be posted at a later date.

Applications and Guidelines may be downloaded below.

Please remember to fully complete the application and the deadline for submittal is a post mark date of April 15th.

Glenn Dale Fishack, Jr.
Chairperson (2015)

William Olsen
Chair Emeritus

Matthew D. Stevens (2012)
Vice Chairperson

Committee Members 
Jennifer Gheen
Robert W. Jacobs, PP (2012)
Susan Mott (2013)
Pete A. Piringer
Roger N. Powell, P.P.
Robert W. Ryan (2013)
Doug Simpkins, Jr. (2013)
Jennifer Stevens
W. Faron Taylor

LAMSFA Liaison
Peggy Zembower

Special Liaisons
Dr. James E. Milke
Dwight Polk




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