Mark Carr Scholarship Award

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The Mark Carr Scholarship Award honors the memory of Mark Carr, former Fire Chief of New Britain, CT. Carr was dedicated to bringing a high level of competence to the New Britain Fire Department through training, continuous education, and fostering community spirit. Prior to his passing in August 2014, Mark Carr worked in the Homeland Security sector in Washington, DC where he was responsible for overseeing disaster preparedness, response, and security for the nation. The Mark Carr Scholarship Award was created to continue the legacy of public service that defined his life as well as his passion for continuous learning.

The Mark Carr scholarship award aims to foster education and support for individuals undertaking Public Safety Administration Education, or where students pursue studies to eventually work in the public sector in the field of homeland security, emergency management, or fire sciences.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • The scholarship award is open to any full-time or part-time Charter Oak State College student currently participating in the Public Safety Administration Program.

  • Preference given to students who have completed at least six months of study in the Public Safety Administration Program.

  • Applicants must have a minimum B grade or cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

  • Scholarships will be distributed in the amount of $500 and must be used for tuition and fees.

  • Scholarship funds are not renewable.

Scholarship Application Process:

Applications will be listed in the Acorn Student Portal when available, typically in the summer.