John Masem Sr. Scholarship
The John Masem scholarship was instituted in Memory of John Masem Sr. in September 2002. John spent a majority of his life serving his fellow man. He spent many years working with young people as an educator and served his country during the Korean War. He served his church as a lector and the people of the Medford Community for 40 years as a volunteer firefighter. John held every office within the Medford Fire Department, including Chief of the Department. He was awarded the Department's Louis Martinez Memorial Award in 1981 and received what is the greatest tribute any firefighter could receive when the Medford Fire Department dedicated their new headquarters building in his name. John not only served on a local basis was also very active in firematic organizations at a Town, County, Regional and State level. John served as a trustee to FASNY Firemen's Home in Hudson NY as Home Trustee for ten years.
The scholarship which gives out four (4) $500 dollar scholarships each year to continue John's commitment to education.
Recipients must be the child, grandchild, brother or sister of a member of the Suffolk County Volunteer Firemen’s Association and a resident of Suffolk County.
Contact Keith Vella
for further Scholarship information
802 - 5th Street
West Babylon, N.Y., 11704