Scholarships

Supporting Firefighters

The South Carolina Firefighters’ Foundation sponsors two scholarships, the Chief Larry Williams Scholarship and the Sam Carbis Scholarship, for members of the Association who are in good standing with their agency and the Association.

Apply for the Chief Larry Williams Scholarship

Apply for the Sam Carbis Scholarship

Application Checklist

The annual scholarships are meant to help ease the financial burden of South Carolina firefighters who are either joining the fire service or improving their skillset. Both scholarships require:

 

Chief Larry Williams Scholarship

Opens: February 1, 2021 |  Deadline: October 21, 2021  |  Scholarship Amount: $1,000

The Chief Larry Williams Scholarship honors the dedication and love that Chief Williams dedicated to the citizens of York County, Bethesda Fire Department, and South Carolina’s fire service for over three decades. The application period opens February 1 and closes October 31 every year. All submissions will be evaluated by the Foundation Trustees and the finalist(s) will be reviewed by a member of the Williams family. The scholarship will be presented at the annual Fire Service Improvement Conference in January.

Scholarship Guidelines

Application

 

Sam Carbis Scholarship

Opens: February 1, 2021 |  Deadline: October 21, 2021  |  Scholarship Amount: $1,000

The Sam Carbis Scholarship is presented to an Association member who is seeking assistance for volunteer firefighter recruit training. Sam Carbis invented the aluminum fire ladder and later started the Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC, and the company annually funds the scholarship to support Sam’s mission. The application period opens February 1 and closes October 31 every year. All completed applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Board to determine whom the scholarship will be awarded. The Foundation Board and Sam Solutions Group, LLC can provide one or more scholarships as agreed by both organizations. The scholarship will be presented at the annual Fire Service Improvement Conference in January.

Scholarship Guidelines

Application