Frequently Asked Questions
What is the scholarship?
The Brian Whaley Memorial Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to the person who will help Brian’s memory live on by exhibiting the traits he held so dear during his 19 years: leadership, bravery, charity, and kindness.
Who can apply?
Any graduating senior or current college student who is the child of a current or former member of any fire department in Louisiana. Special consideration will be given to the financial need of the applicant.
How can you apply?
In addition to completing the application, applicants are asked to write a 300-word-essay that explains their academic and life goals.
Provide the following documentation:
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or administrator.
- A letter of verification from a community service organization on official letterhead of the applicant’s service.
ALL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MAY 31
What are the stipulations?
The scholarship must be used within the year it is presented and be used for attendance at a collegiate institution or vocational/technical school.
Two-thirds of the scholarship will be awarded before the first semester of the scholastic year awarded and the remainder upon successful completion of the first semester of classes.
Be prepared so you can be your own hero.
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide REGULARLY
Place detectors strategically … ONE PER FLOOR and INSIDE & OUTSIDE EACH BEDROOM
Install SMOKE ALARM ACTIVATED NIGHTLIGHTS
Store EXTINGUISHERS in re-prone areas
Install ESCAPE LADDERS in all second story bedrooms
Store your valuables in a FIRE-PROOF SAFE
Discuss ESCAPE ROUTES and MEETING SPOTS with your family members