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Terrance Freeman Sr. Memorial Scholarship

To provide financial resources for students who are pursuing a post-secondary degree.

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Taking into consideration the background and criteria of this scholarship, why are you the best candidate to receive it? You may want to discuss your past academic or personal achievements, leadership skills, community and school involvement, or obstacles you’ve overcome.


Applicants must:

- Be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours;
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0;
- Have permanent address in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County; and
- Be a member or a family member of a member of IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.

Financial need will be considered.


June 8, 1972 – November 22, 2009

Terrance D. Freeman Sr. was born in Chicago on June 8, 1972 and died on November 22, 2009. Firefighter Freeman passed away of an apparent heart attack several hours after coming off his shift during which he had responded to multiple emergency calls and the U. S. Fire Administration ruled that he officially died in the line of duty.

Terrance Freeman was a Rockford Firefighter since February 23, 2005. During his career, he was stationed at Ladder Co. #2, Engine Co. #4, Ladder Co. #1, Engine Co. #1, and at the time of his death, Terrance was earning his Paramedic rating at Engine Co. #3.

Terrance was recognized for excellence in customer service and was survived by his wife and six children.