New AT&T Public Safety Scholarships Available to Bucks County Community College Students

David Kerr, President – AT&T Pennsylvania
December 7, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability, Community Impact, Innovation and Technology


New AT&T Public Safety Scholarships Available to Bucks County Community College Students

AT&T Public Safety Scholarships are available to eligible students enrolled in the Bucks County Community College’s Public Safety Training and Certificate program, including the Basic and Advanced Fire Academy courses.

The new scholarships, which are made possible thanks to a $20,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation, were announced today during a special event at Bucks County Community College, featuring college leadership; federal, state and local officials; training center directors; and representatives from AT&T.

Bucks County Community College supports educational programs in the concentration areas of public safety operation and management, public safety certification, emergency management operations, and industrial safety. The college’s programs are designed to enhance First Responders’ ability to deliver life-saving services to the communities they serve.

For more information about Bucks County Community College’s Public Safety and Training Certification, contact [email protected]. Questions about the AT&T Foundation Scholarships can be directed to [email protected].

What people are saying:

“We are so proud of our friends and neighbors who are committed to protecting their communities – both as volunteer firefighters and paid personnel. This scholarship is not only an incentive to serve, it will help offset the costs to students. I’m glad that BCCC and AT&T teamed up on this program.” – State Senator-Elect Frank Farry participated in the announcement. Farry is also a volunteer firefighter and chief of the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company, and he serves on the college’s board of trustees.

“We are extremely grateful to the AT&T Foundation for their generous support of the Bucks County Community College Public Safety and Fire School. As the College provides training and professional development for the County’s Fire Departments, these funds will go to help more volunteer fire fighters to realize their heart to serve through their educational pursuits at Bucks.” – Dr. Felicia L. Ganther, President, Bucks County Community College.

“At AT&T, we’ve been given the responsibility of building out the FirstNet® wireless broadband network built specifically for public safety in Pennsylvania and across the United States.  We also want to do what we can to help inspire and prepare the next generation of first responders in Pennsylvania, which is why we created the AT&T Public Safety Scholarship program. We appreciate those who answer the call to serve their communities.” – David Kerr – President, AT&T Pennsylvania.