Police and Fire Scholarships

Longstanding program helps Chicago students, honors parents’ service

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  • Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, Joe Imburgia, Dean Boyer, and Susan Imburgia

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    Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago shakes hand with Joe Imburgia and Dean Boyer shakes hands with Susan Imburgia at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Police Chief Garry McCarthy shakes hands with Kevin Hasenfang

    Police & Fire Scholarships

    Police Chief Garry McCarthy shakes hands with Kevin Hasenfang at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

    Police & Fire Scholarships


    Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Rudy Nimocks speaks with police chief Garry McCarthy

    Police & Fire Scholarships

    Rudy Nimocks speaks with police chief Garry McCarthy at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Dean Boyer speaks at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

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    Dean Boyer speaks at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Back row L to R: Ryan Walsh, Joe Imburgia, Kevin Hasenfang, Ivan Viktor Parfenoff Front Row L to R: Police Chief Garry McCarthy Victoria Grose, Cynthia Avila, Peter Smagacz, Sean Rivera and Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago at the Police and Fire scholarshi

    Police & Fire Scholarships

    Back row L to R: Ryan Walsh, Joe Imburgia, Kevin Hasenfang, Ivan Viktor Parfenoff Front Row L to R: Police Chief Garry McCarthy Victoria Grose, Cynthia Avila, Peter Smagacz, Sean Rivera and Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

  • Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago speaks at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.

    Police & Fire Scholarships

    Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago speaks at the Police and Fire scholarship reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013.


Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago attended a reception at the Smart Museum on April 2, 2013, to honor recipients of the University of Chicago’s Police and Fire Scholarships. Nine students admitted to the College last fall received the full-tuition scholarships, which are available to children of Chicago police officers and firefighters.

The University began awarding the scholarships in 1976 to thank the Chicago Police and Fire Departments for their service to the community. The scholarships are now an important part of UChicago Promise, the University’s commitment to help students from the city of Chicago gain admission to, pay for, and thrive in college.