Each year, IAFF Local 45 provides two (2) $1,000 college scholarships, awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior from Newport High School and Newport Central Catholic High School.
Scholarship applications are available from the Guidance Staff at each high school. The schools also provide selection committees to evaluate the applications submitted from the other high school. Students seeking the award must complete an application which includes an essay about their current interests and future goals related to their college ambitions. Applicants must also submit two references.
The school selection committees recommend one applicant from each school to receive the award. The scholarship recipients are presented with their award in the spring during a City of Newport Commission Meeting.