About the Scholarship Program

Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Scholarship Information

New Scholarship available for the 2021 – 2022 School Year


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 11 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 previous program awarded all of the funds donated specifically for the scholarships in memory of family members below:

  1. Firefighter Jack Slivinski Jr. ScholarshipAwarded September 2015 – Kayla Hill
  2. Firefighter Scott Charles Bellucci ScholarshipAwarded November 2015 – Seth Livengood
  3. Firefighter/Paramedic Todd A. Diercks Scholarship – Awarded October 2019 – Danielle Rebensdorf
  4. Firefighter Timothy J. Karnisky Scholarship – Awarded April 2019 – Elizabeth Henderson
  5. Firefighter Michael Bonanno Scholarship – Awarded August 2018 – Alice Peterson

In 2021, FBHA updated the perimeters for the Scholarship. The $1,000.00 Scholarship will be awarded once a year to one candidate. The candidate can receive the award one time. All the funds for the Scholarship is from general donations, fundraisers and revenue from workshops, consulting and donations for merchandise. The funds will be sent directly to the Bursar at the College, University or Trade School.

If you or your organization would like to donate to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance Scholarship program, please visit the “Ways to Help” tab on our website and make your donation on the  Thank you.