September 21, 2023

Firefighter eager to use scholarship for master’s degree

CSU graduate John Landry of Beaver Dam, Wis., is the proud winner of a Learning Partner Scholarship and he is eager to continue his education with CSU.

“When I began my career in the fire service, I embraced the educational challenges that it presented,” said Landry, a firefighter with Madison (Wis.) Fire Department. “Through experience, I have learned the importance of continuing education and how it affects the lives of the citizens I serve. Subsequently, I have come to realize that a master’s degree from my alma mater would allow me to achieve a much higher level of public service for those in need.”

The Learning Partner Scholarship is awarded to employees/members of companies or organizations that partner with CSU. An essay contest is conducted to determine the winner of the scholarship which covers tuition for up to 24 months for one specific online degree program with CSU.  Landry plans to use the scholarship for an online master’s degree in occupational safety and health.

Madison Fire Department partners with CSU and its employees enjoy eligibility for a 10 percent discount on tuition and exclusive scholarship opportunities

“Professionally speaking, my immediate career goal is to become an apparatus engineer and then, fire lieutenant. By completing a master’s degree, my qualifications would be greatly enhanced for these positions which could directly result in an increased level of service to my community. Additionally, I plan to work in the field of emergency management and planning for the rural community where I reside,” he explained.

To learn more about the Learning Partner Scholarship, please contact 800-977-8449, Ext. 1217 or