Vigilant Fire Company Scholarship
This one time award of $500 is payable directly to the student to provide financial support for a qualifying individual who demonstrates a commitment to a career in the field of public service.
Russell Harkleroad, a 35 year volunteer of the Vigilant Fire Company was a retired Head Custodian of the West Seneca West Middle School. Russell’s desire was to make an award available to any student with outstanding personal character and scholastic attributes who may not otherwise qualify for a scholarship. Russ passed away in 2010, before he could see this scholarship achieved.
Qualifying students should exhibit high moral values, strong work ethics, unwavering integrity and the desire to give back to their community, which were qualities indicative of Russell.