MAINE STATE FEDERATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, Inc.
PHILIP I. NASON “FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM” SCHOLARSHIP
Phil Nason was a “25 year career firefighter” with the South Portland Fire Dept. Throughout
his career, Phil was a friend and mentor to the career, call and volunteer fire fighters of
Maine. He was instrumental in the formation and growth of the Pine Tree Bum Foundation.
He served as its leader for 10 years and worked tirelessly with the Maine State Federation of
Fire Fighters in support of the Bowling tourneys and the “Learn Not to Burn” program. Phil was Past President of the York
County Firefighters Association and Executive Vice President/Legislative Liaison Officer for
MSFFF. He retired in September 2001. The Philip I. Nason” Fire Science Program “Scholarship was established by the MSFFF
to honor Phil’s commitment to firefighter training and education in Maine. This Five
Hundred Dollar ($500) Scholarship is to assist the selected recipient in furthering his/her
education through the Southern Maine Community College “Fire Science Degree Program.”
“FIRE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP STIPENDS”
Four (4) MSFFF “MFT & E Field Delivery Program” Stipends in the amount of Two
Hundred Twenty Five Dollars ($225.00) each are awarded annually by the Federation to
support selected participants upon documentation of successful completion of
established Maine Fire Training “Field Delivery” programs as offered each year by Maine
Fire Training & Education.
The intent of the scholarships is to provide financial assistance to Maine firefighters and
rescue service members to help facilitate their attendance at MFT & E Programs and/or the
Maine Community College “Fire Science Program”. Priority will be given to applicants
facing financial barriers to attendance.
Applicant must be a member in good standing of Maine State Federation of Fire
The application should include a cover letter briefly stating the applicant’s intent and
financial need, and his or her personal goals in the fire service. Also, briefly outline
anticipated community and/or fire service benefits. Documentation of program acceptance/completion, and a completed application form with Chief’s endorsement is also required.
Selection Criteria (Applications must be received no later than June 1st)
The Scholarship Selection Committee shall choose recipients based on the following criteria:
- Applicant has met application criteria.
- Applicant has demonstrated personal financial need.
- Chief has endorsed application and documented community/fire department financial need.
- Applicant has explained future benefit to community and fire service in general.
- Applicant has demonstrated and sustained a high level of commitment to the fire/rescue service.
To download the application, please click here.