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Gregory Schmidt and Rodney Sweet Memorial Scholarship

The Midland Firefighter's Youth Foundation has created a scholarship program for high school and college aged students in Midland, Saginaw, Bay and Gladwin counties who are pursuing a Fire Science or EMS degree or certificate program.  This scholarship is in memory of Battalion Chief Gregory Schmidt (ret.) and Lieutenant Rodney Sweet (ret.), both who were proponents of higher education but passed away unexpectedly.



Open from December 1st to April 1st, the MFFYF will be accepting applications.  The MFFYF will award two scholarships of up to $1000 each for a total of $2000.

  1. Applicant must be currently enrolled in a Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services program, within the State of Michigan.  Applicant must send proof of enrollment/acceptance.

  2. Applicant must be a resident of Midland, Saginaw, Bay or Gladwin Counties.  Applicant must send proof of residence.

  3. Applicant must have previous GPA of 2.5 from either high school if an incoming freshman or from the previous semester in college.

  4. Applicant must submit a typed essay, no less than 500 words, within the subject of their choice, pertaining to the Fire Service or EMS.  

Essays, a copy of a current transcript, proof of residency and proof of acceptance in a Fire Science or EMS program can be mailed to:

Midland Firefighters Youth Foundation

Attn: Foundation Scholarship

PO Box 2182

Midland, MI  48641

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