OSCAR WATSJOLD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Oscar Watsjold (1917-2011) was the Seward Fire Chief from 1962-1982, and stayed on after that as a devoted volunteer until his passing in 2011. Oscar's incredible 69 years of dedicated service exemplify the community spirit upon which Seward thrives. As part of Oscar's legacy, the SVFD Oscar Watsjold Memorial Scholarship provides educational funding to members of SVFD and their immediate family members pursuing continuing education. Additionally, community members pursuing careers/degrees in emergency services (fire, EMS or law enforcement) or nursing/medicine are also eligible.
Immediate family of active members
Former recipients of the SVFD Oscar Watsjold Memorial Scholarship
Members of SVFD in good standing
Children or grandchildren of a former member
Any high school graduate of the Seward / Bear Creek / Moose Pass / Lowell Point area**
**These applicants must be pursuing education in emergency services (fire, EMS or law enforcement) or nursing/medicine
All applications must be received at Seward Volunteer Fire Department by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 5th, 2024. Applications may be submitted via email, regular mail, fax, or in person.
A minimum of $1,500 (USD) will be distributed through the Seward Volunteer Fire Department Oscar Watsjold Memorial Scholarship. Multiple recipients may be selected; notification of award will be given by May 15th, 2024. Payment shall be made directly to the recipient(s) once verification of enrollment in continuing education is provided.