My name is Janice L. Jackson I live in St. Louis, Missouri. My son's name was Anthony Jerome Jackson. On Tuesday October17, 2017 my son was murdered 5 days before he could enter the Fire Academy. Anthony was a Paramedic. He was about to enter the Fire Academy to become a Firefighter/Paramedic. During his time as a Paramedic Anthony saved the lives of drug addicted individuals with the drug Narcan. He received 2 Clinical Save Awards, which meant he revived and brought back 2 people who were clinically deceased. I want to start a Memorial Scholarship in Anthony's name so that some young man or young woman can pick where Anthony left off and finish the mission that Anthony was not allowed to complete. I want to start an Annually Awarded Scholarship for minority economically challenged adults aged 21 and up. This scholarship would be for Paramedics, Firefighters and other First Responders. Anthony was a First Responder in every sense of the word. Anthony was a hero. I am very proud of my son. I do not want Anthony's life and death to be in vain. We are devastated by his loss. He is truly missed. Anthony was 36 years old. He was my only son. I would like the Scholarship to be available for the next graduating class of Fire Academy under the leadership of Chief Quinten Randolph. I want someone to take Anthony's place.
NORTHEAST AMBULANCE & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Guidelines for the Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Northeast Firefighters Foundation has established the Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Paramedic Anthony Jerome Jackson. Anthony was tragically killed on October 17, 2017 at the age of 36. Anthony was working for the Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District in St. Louis County, MO at the time of his death. Anthony was slated to attend the St. Louis County Fire Academy as a member of the Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District. Anthony was known as a natural helper and a giver from the age of 12 years old, when he saved the life of a young child who had run out into the street and did not see a car that was coming. Anthony ran out into the street, grabbed that child and rolled to the sidewalk saving that child’s life. According to Anthony’s mother Mrs. Janice Jackson, this incident is what planted the seed in his head that he wanted to be a paramedic. In honor of Anthony J. Jackson, a memorial scholarship fund was established at the request of his mother Mrs. Janice Jackson, to “Pay it Forward,” to a future first-responders, as it was her son’s dream to be a Paramedic/Firefighter. The Northeast Firefighters Foundation created the Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship fund to provide community oriented, career-minded individuals the opportunity to develop professionally in order to better help their community civically and socially. To be eligible for this scholarship, each candidate must: 1. Possess a valid State of Missouri or National Registered Emergency Medical Technician License. 2. A valid driver’s license. 3. Complete an application and a one page essay explaining how you envision how this would help you in your professional development and community outreach.
NORTHEAST AMBULANCE & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
The Northeast Firefighters Foundation Scholarship Fund Committee will select the scholarship winner (subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Firefighters Foundation.) No member of the Northeast Ambulance & Fire Protection District, or his or her immediate family shall be eligible for the Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. No member of the Board of Directors, or his or her immediate family, shall be eligible for the Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Northeast Firefighters Foundation Committee retains the right to withhold scholarship funds if no candidate is determined to be qualified. The Northeast Firefighters Foundation shall notify the chosen scholarship recipient of its decision. The scholarship payment will be made directly to the St. Louis County Fire Academy in the recipient’s name. The scholarship recipient will be required to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) prior to their admission to the St. Louis County Fire Academy. NORTHEAST AMBULANCE & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Anthony Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund Application Form Date: ______________________ Name: ________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________ County: ____________________ ___________________________________________ Phone: (_____) _________________ Date of Birth: _________________________ Personal Email: ____________________________________________ EMT School Attended: _________________________________ License #: _________________ Paramedic School Attended: ______________________________ License #: _______________ List any awards and/or scholarship you have received. ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ List any volunteer experiences over the past two years. (Include name of organization & phone #) ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Applicant Signature: ________________________________________ NORTHEAST AMBULANCE & FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT On a separate sheet(s) of paper please the following questions: 1. How would this scholarship help you attain your educational and professional goals? 2. Describe one accomplishment that demonstrates your ability. Please attach the following items to this application form: 1. Two letters of recommendation 2. A one page essay explaining how you envision your involvement with the community after you become employed as an EMT/Firefighter in St. Louis County, MO. 3. Copy of EMT license 4. Copy of Drivers record 5. Copy of Police report from St. Louis City / County PD. For consideration, please return the completed application by Friday, March 8, 2019 to: Northeast Firefighters Foundation 7100 Natural Bridge Rd. St. Louis, MO 63121