John Wilson Memorial Scholarship
You can make a donation to honor John by clicking the link below. These donations will be specifically earmarked for this scholarship. All donations are tax deductible through the Boca Raton Firefighter and Paramedic Benevolent.
John Wilson died on Monday, February 7th, 2011, while riding his bicycle in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida. John was a driver engineer with Boca Raton Fire Rescue and had just completed 15 years of service with the City before his passing. John graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts and was a professional chef before and during his career as a firefighter. He is survived by his wife Mary and his three children John, Peter, and Charlie.
The John Wilson Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the name of our fallen brother. Johnwas both a great Firefighter and a Master Chef. We are promoting his two loves by funding a scholarship to aspiring students that will provide tuition through Fire Academy training, Paramedic school, EMT school, and a cooking course for the recipient. A great friend to anyone who ever met him or sat at his table. John is truly missed by all, but never forgotten.
What the John Wilson Scholarship entails:
Accepted EMS Courses
Fire Academy courses taken at either Broward Fire Academy (BFA), Coral Springs Fire Academy, or Palm Beach State College (PBSC).
EMT & Paramedic courses taken at either Palm Beach State College (PBSC), or Broward College
Tuition for each section will be paid once the recipient has passed the prior course and been accepted into the successive course (EMT, Fire, Paramedic 1, 2, 3, 4, etc). Recipient will present invoice for tuition and a check will be written to the educational institution to cover tuition.
Accepted Culinary Courses
Cooking class through Publix Aprons or similar program.
Submit a request for review of the course/class for approval. If the course/class is approved the fees will be reimbursed upon submission of course receipt.
There will be an interview process by the executive board once an application has been received and reviewed.
Any questions about the John Wilson Scholarship or donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
John Wilson Scholarship Application Process
First: Prepare a one page document telling us a little about yourself:
Next: Convert the document into PDF format using your name as the file name (jane smith.PDF).
Finally: Fill out the online application, attach the PDF document, and submit the application for review.