First Responder Scholarship

First Responder Scholarship - Dansker & Aspromonte Associates

Thank you to all of the entrants of our 2021 Dansker & Aspromonte First Responder Scholarship, which is now closed. After much consideration, a recipient has been awarded.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Dansker & Aspromonte First Responder Scholarship in June 2022. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2023. Thank you and we wish you all the best of luck!


Dansker & Aspromonte Associates is presenting its annual First Responder Scholarship. This opportunity is open to students applying for undergraduate or graduate education or currently enrolled in a college, university or graduate school. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must write an essay expressing the impact their family member has had not only on their personal life, but also in the lives of others in their local community. The scholarship award is $2,500.

The deadline for consideration is June 15, 2023.

About the First Responder Scholarship

Our team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates knows the invaluable roles first responders play in keeping our community safe and helping our residents thrive. We want to hear from the families of first responders about how those people have impacted their life directly.

“We take immense pride in supporting first responders in their community, and we want to shine a light on the impact they make from their jobs,” said Salvatore Aspromonte, one of the founding partners of the firm. “Our goal is to help reciprocate the good that first responders do by contributing scholarship funds to one of their loved ones.”

First responders put their lives on the line every day to help others. We want to find a deserving candidate who can put the giving, selfless spirit of these brave people into words.

Eligibility Criteria

For an application to be considered, candidates must:

  • Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate school
  • Have a family member who is a first responder
  • Submit an essay that falls within the criteria listed below
  • Submit their unofficial transcripts
  • Agree to the terms and conditions for the First Responder Scholarship

Applicants must submit their essays on this page for consideration.

Essay Topic Criteria

In no more than 750 words, applicants must write an essay about the impact that a family member’s career as a first responder has had not only on their life but on those in the greater community. Applicants may use anecdotes to construct a compelling narrative.

To be considered, all essays must be sent in a PDF format.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

To apply, please fill out all the required fields using the form on this page.

The deadline for submission is June 15, 2023. Any applications submitted incorrectly or after this deadline will not be considered.

We regret that, for legal reasons, we are unable to accept calls, emails, or other communication regarding the scholarship, or answer any questions, other than those submitted here. All the necessary details about this scholarship can be found above. We will make sure to contact you in case we need any further information.

Any applications received after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Previous Winners

Announcements about the previous winners of our scholarship can be found by clicking one of the links below:

2021 Winner: Brenden Gilbreath

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