About the Scholarship Program

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Scholarship Information

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Scholarships provide higher education financial assistance to the children, spouses and partners of firefighters who took their lives. Jeff Dill, founder of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, has created a scholarship program in memory of those who have struggled with personal issues in their lives and felt suicide was their only way to remove their internal pain and suffering. For over 8 years FBHA has devoted their efforts to educating firefighters and EMS personnel on suicide prevention and awareness.

FBHA’s commitment and leadership in the industry has led to developing this scholarship program for surviving family members.  The names on the scholarships are in memory of family members that the founder, Jeff Dill, has developed close and personal relationships with over the past years.  They are as follows:

  1. Firefighter Jack Slivinski Jr. ScholarshipAwarded September 2015
  2. Firefighter Scott Charles Bellucci ScholarshipAwarded November 2015
  3. Firefighter/Paramedic Todd A. Diercks Scholarship
  4. Firefighter Timothy J. Karnisky Scholarship – Awarded April 2019
  5. Firefighter Michael Bonanno Scholarship – Awarded August 2018

Scholarship amounts will be determined by the amount of funding donated to this program.  The award will be $500.00. Scholarship applications will be available and accepted now for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you or your organization would like to donate to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Scholarship program, please visit our website and go to the “Support the Scholarship Program” page. Thank you.