Couch Courses supports the pursuit of education in the field of firefighting by offering free firefighter scholarships.
Education provides the building blocks to the growth and development of current and future firefighters. Our courses offer students the opportunity to seek more advanced knowledge that will help them obtain the career they have always wanted in the fire service. We do this in a few different ways: by offering Firefighter I and II graduating cadets scholarship awards; by recognizing academic excellence in fire courses; and by honoring future leaders in the fire service.
The Scholarship Awards we offer are equivalent to courses we offer. $125 = 1 course, $250 = 2 courses. These scholarships are only good for Couch Courses class offerings. Read about our Scholarship Awards below.
- Brass Nozzle Award $250 value
A scholarship that is given to the student with the highest overall GPA. This is an exclusive opportunity for your highest performing Firefighter I & II class attendees to benefit from their academic accomplishments. This award holds a value of $250 worth of continuing education to be used for any of our courses.
- Brass Nozzle Runner-Up Award $125 value
A scholarship that is given to the student with the second-highest overall GPA. This award holds a value of $125 worth of continuing education to be used for any of our courses.
- Academic Excellence Award $125 -to $250 value
A scholarship that is given by Couch Courses to support the pursuit of academic excellence. This award holds a value from $125 to $250 worth of continuing education to be used for any of our courses.
- Aspiring Leadership Award $125 value
A scholarship that is given by Couch Courses to fire department administrators to acknowledge future leaders in their department. Fire Chiefs can nominate an employee they want to acknowledge for high performance and actions that go above and beyond the normal daily routine. This award holds a value of $125 worth of continuing education to be used for any of our courses.
Couch Courses is an approved trainer by The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. We automatically record successful completions to the FCDICE registry. This allows the students to begin a career with enhanced education and steps toward their Fire Officer training completion.
To get a full scope of the courses we offer, see a list of all our courses here.
Florida Fire Academy's Benefits
Offering scholarships and enhanced education opportunities to graduates makes your academy more attractive than those schools that may not offer the same benefits.
Once approved, and awards are given, we create media content promoting your academy on our sites and with our different partners.
Entering the workforce with course completions makes the cadet more competent, employable, and desirable to hiring agencies.
College credit is transferrable to our partner Columbia Southern University. This means students can work towards their fire certificates along with obtaining a fire science degree.
Scholarship Enrollment Form
To qualify for the scholarship program is very easy. Here are the steps:
- The fire program director, chief, or their designated representative needs to fill this form out and hit the “Submit Form” button below.
- We receive it and contact the designee to qualify them.
- We show up to your awards ceremony and present the award or awards.
Get your students a little extra boost in the academic department and at the same time help your fire academy and/or fire department stand out!