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).
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
Mr. Gary Bruno (Bucks County Sheriffs Department)
Jeryl DeGedio (Director Emergency Medical Services)
Sheriff Ed Donnelly (Bucks County Sheriffs Department)
Scott Forester (Director of Emergency Services)
Sergeant John Gladu (Bensalem PD)
Mr. Frank Goldstein
Fred Hashagen (Public Safety Training Center)
Dave Heckler (Bucks County District Attorney)
Ms Rebecca Knight
Mark Kramer (Bucks County Fire Marshal)
Sergeant Paul Kreuter (Central Bucks Regional PD)
Mr. Larry Linton
Charles Martin (Bucks County Commissioner)
Harry McCann (Retired Gentleman)
Judge Alan Rubenstein (Court of Common Pleas)
Mr. Arthur Sagoskin (Stief, Gross, Sagoskin & Classetti)
Dave Shallcross (Office of the Attorney General)
Mary Smithson (Bucks County Clerk of Courts)
Richard Vona (Director Law Enforcement Training)
Kathy Watson (State Representative)
Chief Bill Wiegman President (Lower Southampton Twp. PD)
Donna Wilkoski (Director, Financial Aid Bucks County Community College)