Whenever there is a need the Memorial Scholarship Award is awarded to a dependent of a Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association member who passed away while serving as an active Los Angeles City Fire Department member. Your kind donations to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund helps our charity carry out this program.
Matthew Proost – Memorial Scholarship
Enrolled at San Francisco State University, Matthew will pursue a doctorate in radiology, with a minor in computer communications. He also earned a soccer scholarship and will compete in the NCAA. Matthew says these scholarships ease the burden on his parents. Matthew feels a strong connection to the LAFD. “Although my father (Michael A. Butler) passed away in the helicopter (crash) at Griffith Park just months before I was born, I know he continues to influence my life for the better,” he says.
Dominic Piccione – Memorial Scholarship
Heading to the University of New Mexico, Dominic will pursue a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and a Master of Business Administration. His ambition is to go to law school and represent athletes; perhaps becoming a manager or promoter for boxers and/or Mixed Martial Arts. One of his favorite things to do is volunteer at the local Humane Society. He says receiving this scholarship “is such a great honor; it is just amazing.” His father was Rick S. Piccione.
Corben Harris – Memorial Scholarship
Heading to Sonoma State University with plans to pursue an education in political science, Corben believes in pursuing short term goals in order to achieve long term success. Corben is grateful for this funding and says “if it weren’t for the scholarship, I would have to work full time and go to school in order to afford room, board and books.” He is the son of Bret. H. Harris
Brooke Boukather – Memorial Scholarship
Attending NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Brooke will be majoring in acting. With an eye on Broadway, Brooke says this scholarship from the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association will help her afford extra vocal and dance training needed to pursue her dream. She says being part of the LAFD family has given her a deep understanding of community service. She is the daughter of Philip Boukather.