Any participant in the Berkeley County SAFER Recruitment and Retention Grant may apply for college tuition reimbursement up to $2,000.00 per calendar year, for courses completed and passed with at least a “C” grade.
Tuition Reimbursement Process
Grant participant requests letter of support from their Volunteer Department Chief, stating they are a member in good standing at their Volunteer Fire Department.
Grant participant submits their transcript and letter from their Volunteer Department Chief to the Recruitment Coordinator for Berkeley County.
Grant participant must submit, legible copies of the following:
College/University or an accredited institution of post-secondary higher learning invoice or statement indicating fees charged and the amount paid. (The invoice must contain the school’s name and address)
Grade card or report card indicating the applicants name, quarter semester, course name and grade for the term. (Again, participant must pass completed course with at least a “C” grade)
Grant participant will not be eligible for tuition reimbursement if they withdraw from a course or the course is cancelled.
Grant participant will not be eligible for tuition reimbursement if their membership is terminated from the Volunteer Fire Department prior to completion of the course.
NOTE: New Recruits will have to be a member for 1 year before requesting reimbursement.