UVFC Presents the William C. Belt Memorial Scholarship
By President Ashley Hale
April 1, 2023

A life member of Boring Vol. Fire Co. Mr. William C. Belt, bequeathed upon his passing, a large sum of money to the Boring Fire Company. At that time, The Boring Board of Directors, decided that the money would be marked and designated to be used for a scholarship. The funds designated for the William C. Belt Scholarship ("Scholarship") were transferred to the Upperco Vol. Fire Co., Inc., at the time of the consolidation of the Boring Fire Company and the Arcadia Fire Company on September 1, 2017. This is a restricted type of financial aid. It is only available to applicants that are members of, OR, are a resident of the Upperco Volunteer Fire Company's first due area (as defined by the Baltimore County Fire Department station assignments). Beyond that restriction the selection process follows all aspects of every applicable equal opportunity regulation, law, or act.

Applications will be accepted from April 1st - May 1st each calendar year.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 requires the signature of a parent or guardian of applicants under the age of 18. If the applicant is over the age of 18 their signature is required. The signature will be an order for the school system, Volunteer Fire, Rescue, and EMS Companies, references, and employers to release information pertinent to this application. Without this permission the Board will not process the application.

Basic requirements of the scholarship are as follows:

Applicant must be a member, junior member, or a resident of Upperco’s first due (primary 85 Box Alarm) geographical area ( defined by the Baltimore County Fire Department station assignments)
Must be enrolled in or accepted in an institution of higher learning in a course of study in:
Fire Suppression 
Emergency Medical Services or Medical Field (Doctor, Physicians Assistant or Nursing)
Engineering or architectural design involving compliance to fire codes, regulations, and related public safety methods involved in building design and construction. 
Scientific study related to any of the above. 

No financial need statement is required

Must have and maintain a “C” (2.0) average while enrolled in high school. 

Must have a demonstrated ability to achieve.

 Applicants meeting the above criteria will be considered regardless of their race, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, or age.

Members of the committee must recuse themselves from recommending to the board if a family member has applied. 

Hyperlinks: Willaim C. Belt Memorial Scholarship Application