About the BC Heroes Scholarship Fund

The Bucks County Heroes Scholarship Fund was established in May 1990 under the auspices of the County of Bucks and endorsed by the County Commissioners.

 

Devised for the purpose of providing full four year scholarships for the post high school education to the children of police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, rescue squad and emergency service personnel who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty, the Fund is a recognized charitable organization by the I.R.S. under code 501 (C) (3).

 

General Policy...

 

The general policy of the Fund is to grant scholarships of 'last resort'. Recipients must avail themselves of all scholarship funds for which they may qualify before they apply to the Fund. To the extent of monies available, the Funds' general policy is to grant full scholarship to each qualified child of a policeman, fireman, rescue squad, corrections officer or emergency service personnel killed in the line of duty.

 

Full or partial scholarships may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Scholarship Award Committee, be granted to each qualified child of policemen, firemen, rescue squad, corrections officer or emergency service personnel who become permanently disabled in the line of duty.

 

All scholarships are granted subject to the availability of sufficient funds for such purpose and in the sole and absolute discretion of the Scholarship Award Committee. The Fund strictly reserves the right to modify or discontinue scholarships for children of the personnel permanently disabled in the line of duty if such funds are needed to provide for the children of those personnel killed in the line of duty.

 

 

Heroes Scholarship Board Members

William McVey - President - Deputy Director, Bensalem PD

Perry Blackman - Certified Public Accountant

Mr. Frank Goldstein

Edward Donnelly - Retired, Bucks County Sheriff

Fred Hashagen - Retired, Public Safety Training Center

David Hathaway - Midway Fire Company

Mark Kramer - Retired, Bucks County Fire Marshal

Diane Ellis Marseglia - Bucks County Commissioner

Mr. Harry McCann - Retired Gentleman

Sandra A. Romaszewski Esq. - Univest Bank & Trust Co.

Mr. Arthur Sagoskin - Curtin & Heefner Law Office

Dave Shallcross - Office of the Attorney General

Mary Smithson - Retired, Bucks County Clerk of Courts

Ms. Trish Grove

Richard Vona - Director, Bucks County Law Enforcement Training

Frank Farry - PA State Representative

Matthew Weintraub - Bucks County District Attorney

Bill Wiegman, Ret. Chief, Lower Southampton Twp. PD

Donna Wilkoski - Director, BCCC Financial Aid Dept.

Danielle Pedrotty - Del Val University

Amanda Hasaka - Bucks County Law Enforcement Training