Tyler Kinison - photo

Tyler Kinison Memorial Scholarship

Supporting students in the firefighting community.

Winter Scholarship - Closed Closed This scholarship is part of the Winter application cycle. The application is open December 1st to February 1st every year. How to Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

- Currently reside in Boone, Ogle, or Winnebago County.
- Be a member or a family member of a member of the IAFF Local 413 Firefighters, or studying fire science or to be an EMT.
- Demonstrate financial need.


Academic performance will be given high priority consideration in the selection process.

Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours in the upcoming school year.

Written Prompt

Each CFNIL scholarship is created with a specific purpose in mind. As you complete the application, the system automatically matches you with every scholarship for which you are eligible and will present you with a specific written prompt for each. You're encouraged to craft a unique response to each prompt to show the reviewers why you're the best candidate for that scholarship.

Scholarship Background and Intent

Tyler Kinison began his career with the Rockford Fire Department in 2001. Tyler was very well respected and was known to be one of the hardest working firefighters in the department. Tyler taught many classes on fire safety and prevention. He passed away on March 5, 2006.