The first is the Johnny Valentine Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for any student wishing to attend Glendale Community College seeking a career in the fire service or medical field. John Valentine was a Peoria Firefighter who passed away during the prime of his career from a brain tumor leaving behind a wife and daughter. Johnny’s spirit and energy live on today thru the Peoria Fire Department and its members. Johnny was a well respected Firefighter who lived the Fire Department’s Motto: Serving with Strength, Honor, and Compassion.
The second scholarship is the General Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for the academic school year. This scholarship may be used at any university, community college or vocational school. Once accepted and enrolled for the academic school year arrangements will be made to access the scholarship funds. The student’s academic progress and citizenship will be monitored periodically.