2017 Scholarship Application
The Rockford Association for Minority Management (RAMM) and the City of Rockford Fire Department have established an educational scholarship fund to assist minority students who wish to pursue careers related to the fire service.
Read and follow these instructions carefully before completing the application found at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Please review all information prior to submitting your application.
Must be an African-American high school senior enrolled in a Winnebago County school.
Must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
Plan to enter into a career in the fire service, fire protection or prevention.
Must plan to attend an accredited 2-year junior college or 4-year college or university.
SUBMIT APPLICATION NO LATER THAN November 23, 2016.
(APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS)
Read the following CAREFULLY, and THOROUGHLY.
Online Scholarship Application. Fill in all the blanks. "N/A" may be entered in spaces that are not applicable. The application must be submitted by November 23, 2016. Please specify whether this application is for a 4-year or a 2-year institution.
Name and E-mail information of two individuals other than relatives who will provide recommendations on your behalf. One from an academic source and one from an extra-curricular source who knows the applicant well.
A typewritten essay of a minimum of 500 words answering the following:
"Give an example of a time when you faced an emergency situation. What specific traits/characteristics did you demonstrate during this emergency that you feel are similar to traits/characteristics a firefighter should possess?"
*Suggestion: Type your essay in a word document first, and then copy/paste it into the appropriate field in the application. This will help you to accurately achieve the necessary word count and also safeguard you against any technical issues.
Official transcripts with test scores.
TRANSCRIPT MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 23, 2016 TO:
Rockford Association for Minority Management
PO Box 6703
Rockford, IL 61125
RAMM/ROCKFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT
Academic performance based on ACT/SAT scores and high school grades. Extra-curricular activities/employment. Community service. Official transcripts. Oral and written communication skills based on personal statement and interview. Name and E-mail information of two individuals who can provide recommendations on your behalf.
All information must be completed by November 23, 2016, WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Applications submitted after the deadline date – November 23, 2016 – will not be accepted.
October 8, 2016: Online Scholarship Application is live
November 23, 2016 at 11:59pm: Online Scholarship Application will no longer be live
January 17, 2017: You will know if you will be moving forward to the interview process
(APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE ALL STEPS)
The application form will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You must complete all four parts. There is no save feature so be sure to have all necessary information prior to starting.
You may download a copy of the application by clicking here. However the copy available for download is for review purposes only. All applications must be submitted via the application form below. We will NOT accept any mailed applications.
Follow the instructions below and be sure to fill in each field. Type "N/A" for any fields that are not applicable:
Indicate whether this application is for a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
(COMMUNITY/CIVIC ACTIVITIES, ACADEMIC AWARDS OR EMPLOYMENT)
Courses taken and the grades received for the junior and senior years of high school. If you do not know your grades for courses you are currently taking, approximate a grade based on test scores.
List all extracurricular activities past or present. Include organizations and activities both in and out of school.
List scholarships or grants applied for/received; academic or community awards received.
List the names, e-mail and phone contact information of two individuals other than relatives who will provide recommendations on your behalf.
List current and previous employment. Begin with most recent.
Give an example of a time when you faced an emergency situation. What specific traits/characteristics did you demonstrate during this emergency that you feel are similar to traits/characteristics a firefighter should possess?
Reminder: Essay must be a minimum of 500 words.
I hereby authorize RAMM to provide the information contained in this application to other scholarship sources.
Please submit parent(s)/guardian(s) name(s) as you would like them to be announced at the RAMM Scholarship Banquet if you are selected. (You may list both parents if desired. ie: Mr. & Mrs.)
I hereby certify that all information provided in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that falsified information may disqualify me from consideration.
Current academic rank and standings.
Planned major and/or career goal along with two colleges, universities, and/or trade schools in consideration for attendance.
I would like to be considered for additional funds from outside sources that may become available to RAMM scholarship applicants.