Program of Distinction Academic Scholarship

The College of Justice & Safety offers an academic scholarship for students majoring in one of our programs. This scholarship provides $1,300 per semester, which may be renewed a maximum of seven times. (Renewal is contingent upon continued outside funding of scholarships). For more information about the College of Justice & Safety POD academic scholarship, contact the College’s Scholarship Coordinator at 859.622.3565 or email


  1. College of Justice & Safety Major (Preference will be given to Kentucky residents)
  2. First-year students: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 with a 22 or higher ACT composite score or an SAT score of 1030 or higher (critical thinking and math). Transfer students: Minimum GPA of 3.5 for one year (24 hours) of study.
  3. Official copy of transcripts and two letters of recommendation required. Completion of scholarship application and essay questions. Essay question responses will be used as an evaluative tool by the scholarship awards committee.
  4. Application deadline for spring awards is October 15th. The deadline for fall awards is March 15th.

All materials must be submitted in one envelope and sent to:

EKU College of Justice & Safety Scholarship Coordinator
354 Stratton Building 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

Download Program of Distinction Scholarship Application(219kb PDF)

Joseph Famularo Scholarship

Joseph L. Famularo spent his life dedicated to the advancement of law enforcement. This special scholarship was established as a memorial to Joseph L. Famularo to recognize excellence and dedication of a junior or senior student seeking a degree in the areas of Criminal Justice or Police Studies.  For more information about the College of Justice & Safety Joseph Famularo academic scholarship, contact the College’s Scholarship Coordinator at 859.622.3565 or email

  1. Major in Criminal Justice or Police Studies
  2. Junior Standing
  3. A 3.7 GPA for the first two years of undergraduate study

Download Joseph Famularo Scholarship Application

You can also find information about other scholarships available to EKU students on the EKU Financial Aid web page.

Arthur Glatfelter Scholarship

*Recipients can receive this scholarship for up to 8 semesters

* Scholarship amount varies

To be eligible for the award, students must possess the following qualifications:

1.      Majoring in a Fire and Safety degree program with a commitment to Fire and Emergency Services or Loss Control/Loss Prevention professions as a career or vocation.

2.      A commitment to scholastic achievement

3.      Incoming Freshmen Students must have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The graduate’s pre-college entrance examination scores and graduating class rank should also be considered.

4.      Transfer students transfer grade point average of 2.75 or higher.  If the student is a transfer from a “Fire Science” curriculum, the applicant must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher in courses taken in the major.  The applicant’s pre-college entrance examination and high school graduating class rank should also be considered.

5.      Currently enrolled students must have a current grade average of 2.75 or higher.  Must be active in the Fire Science student organizations.

6.      Student must be enrolled full time at EKU.

*Application Deadline: April 18, 2014

Please include with application: a resume’, three letters of recommendation, appropriate official transcripts (High School and/or College), and a cover letter. Questions concerning application procedures should be directed to Mary Baldwin at (859) 622-1009 or  

Mail or Return To: Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences Attn: Mary Baldwin Eastern Kentucky University Stratton 250 521 Lancaster Ave. Richmond, KY 40475

Richard Washburn Scholarship

1.      Be enrolled as a full time student in a Fire & Safety degree program at Eastern Kentucky University.  Programs include:

-          Fire Protection Administration

-          Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation

-          Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology

2.      Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

3.      Have demonstrated participation and achievement in the fire and emergency services, which can include, but is not limited to, the volunteer fire service; rescues services; emergency medical services, industrial emergency response, fire and emergency services training; or other similar.  The participation in the emergency services can be as a result of participation in an Explorer or other similar program, participation in emergency services related cooperative education placement, or similar emergency service placements that the committee judges to meet the intent of the requirement. 

4.      Provide the scholarship committee proof of participation and achievement in the fire and emergency services.  This requirement can be completed by providing copies of certificates, portfolio, completion of a resume, or any other documentation that would be helpful to the committee in determining the applicants qualification for this scholarship.

5.      Obtain three letters of recommendation.

6.      Complete an application cover letter outlining future career goals, current emergency service participation and any qualifications that would be considered appropriate for this scholarship. 

Visit our Fire & Safety Scholarship Page for additional scholarships for fire & safety students.