Michigan Association of Fire Fighters

MAFF members and their families are encouraged to apply for a $2,500 Carl Parsell Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year by the March 1, 2024 deadline.

Scholarships are awarded to deserving college bound students who desire assistance with their college tuition. Last year, two Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarships were awarded. The mission of The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund is to assist members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. 

Applicant qualifications include:

  • Permanent resident of the State of Michigan
  • Member of, or immediate family member of: Michigan Association of Fire Fighters, Michigan Association of Police or Michigan Association of Public Employees 
  • Completed a high school education or equivalent by June 30, 2024

Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2024-2025 school year at any U.S. accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two- or four-year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license.

Completed applications and any attachments must be received by the Michigan Association of Fire Fighters office no later than Friday, March 1. Scholarship applications are available in the Members Only section of this website. Click here for more details including conditions for eligibility, which are also detailed under Scholarships on this website.

For additional information, contact Julie Palmquist at (248) 509-7160 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.