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John F. Rowe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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1 winner$5,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 22, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Has overcome adversity
Field of Interest :
Public Service
Education Level:
High School senior, undergraduate, trade school

The Rowe Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of John F. Rowe, Jr., a New York City

firefighter, Army veteran, animal lover and Fordham University graduate who accomplished so much to serve his city and country before we lost him too soon. John’s educational journey was not a straight and easy path. Growing up in the New York City “projects,” John struggled through school as he worked jobs since he was 14 years old. The military changed his life, bringing new focus and order that ultimately helped him achieve his goal: To earn a college degree and join the New York Fire Department where he could continue serving the great city and country he loved.

This scholarship hopes to honor John's memory by supporting a high school senior from New York who has overcome adversity and hopes to enter into a career where they help others.

High school seniors, current undergraduates or current trade school students from New York who have overcome adversity and hope to enter a public service career may apply.

To apply, please share about any challenges you have had to overcome and what calls you to a career in public service.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published February 1, 2024
Essay Topic

How have you overcome great challenges to continue to pursue your educational goals? Why do you feel a call to public service?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jun 22, 2024.

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