F.F. Steven Coakly Foundation

Scholarship Information

The Firefighter Steven Coakley Memorial Scholarship is established by Kara Walker in memory of her brother. Steven Coakley was a New York fireman at Engine 217 in Brooklyn who heroically laid down his life on September 11, 2001 to help others escape the World Trade Center. This scholarship is funded by the F. F. Steven Coakley Foundation, a non-profit organization created in his memory. So we will “never forget.”

The scholarship is open to all entering freshman students enrolling in the Fire Safety Engineering Technology four – year program.
The scholarship is renewable as long as the student remains on good academic standing.


I plan on pursuing a career in fire protection design following graduation. Thanks to your generosity, I am one step closer to this goal.

~ D. Culler, Student, Jamestown, NC

Your generosity allows our students to embark on remarkable educational journeys, assist our faculty on the cutting edge of pioneering research, and nurture innovative collaborations between departments, around the community, and across the region.

~ Niles Sorensen, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UNCC
F.F. Steven Coakly Foundation


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