Captain Timmy Stackpole Memorial Leadership Scholarship
The scholarship honors the iconic legacy of Captain Timmy Stackpole of the FDNY who made the supreme sacrifice on 9/11. Timmy entered the ranks of the FDNY in 1985 and was a fireman in Ladder 147 and Rescue Company 2. In June 1998, Lieutenant Timmy Stackpole was severely burned at The Atlantic Ave Fire in Brooklyn. Timmy spent two months in the New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Burn Center undergoing multiple surgeries and treatments. He then spent three years rigorously recovering from his injuries with his wife and children's support. Against tremendous odds, Timmy returned to full-duty in 2001 and was promoted to Captain in September 2001. On September 11, 2001, Captain Timmy Stackpole responded to the World Trade Center attacks with Battalion Chief Dennis Cross - Timmy, BC Cross and 341 other members of the FDNY were killed in the performance of their duties. Timmy left behind his beloved wife Tara and five children ranging in age from 18 to 6.
The Captain Timmy Stackpole Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship to a member of the American fire service desiring to attend the Leadership Under Fire Leadership Development Course to further his or her professional development mentally, physically and morally. The scholarship honors Captain Stackpole's unwavering commitment to leadership and the fire service and is made possible by the Foundation that honors his life and legacy (www.stackpolefoundation.org).
One scholarship will be awarded for the week-long Leadership Development Course scheduled for the week of October 30 to November 3 in Evanston, IL. The scholarship includes course tuition and lodging. Scholarship candidates are required to complete an application and essay. The Captain Timmy Stackpole Scholarship Committee will choose a deserved candidate who displays significant leadership abilities in the ability to positively influence those in their unit and organization as a team-oriented professional. Candidates are required to submit a short essay (750 words) on the importance of mission-oriented leadership and resiliency in the fire service. Candidate applications are due no later than midnight August 31, 2017 and the scholarship selection will made no later than September 10th.
Click HERE to view Captain Timmy Stackpole Memorial Leadership Scholarship Application form.