Morristown student awarded FASNY scholarship
MORRISTOWN - The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has awarded the 2021 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to Kassidy Sullivan of Morristown. Sullivan received a certificate and scholarship of $1,500 for her volunteer service in the community from Laurie Hance, member of the FASNY Board of Directors.
Kassidy plans to attend Jefferson Community College in the fall where she intends to study Business Administration.Outside of the firehouse she participates in playing soccer, basketball, and softball for her high school team. She describes being part of the fire department as a way to make connections and build a family type atmosphere.
“Through the fire department you build a family relationship with always having each other’s backs,” said Sullivan. “To anyone that wants to join you should try it out. You help a lot of people out and you receive a new family.”
Kassidy is one of 26 students chosen for this scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant’s volunteer service to his or her community, such as serving with a local fire department, scouting, church, school, work with senior citizens, fire prevention, and other projects. Additional criteria include consistent demonstration of good character and completion of a written essay.
The Gerard J. Buckenmeyer FASNY Volunteer Scholarship program is made possible each June through the generous donations of individuals, fire departments and auxiliaries. This year, Provident Agency Inc., the provider of the accidental death and dismemberment insurance for FASNY members, has again provided major underwriting support to help FASNY award scholarships to young volunteers. FASNY would also like to recognize the in-kind support donated by McNeil and Co., which provides more than 80 hours of administrative work needed to process the applications and awards.