2021 AFFI Scholarship Winners

Winners of the 2021 AFFI Scholarship are:


Gracie Clifton daughter of Lockport #1544 member Thomas Clifton.
Gabrielle Kutchma daughter of Bloomington Local #49 member Kevin Kutchma.
Emelia Traina daughter of Joliet Local #44 member Dan Traina.


Brenden Brass son of Rockford Local #413 member Trent Brass.
Zoe McCollum daughter of Joliet Local #44 member Eric McCollum.
Dezziree Bonds daughter of Granite City Local #253 member Scott Bonds.
Brooke Peirson daughter of Peoria Local #50 member Brad Peirson.

In addition, we had one Line of Duty Death scholarship winner, Nicholas Capuano. Daniel Capuano gave his life on December 14, 2015 while fighting a fire at a vacant warehouse in Chicago.

The AFFI Executive Board would like to thank everyone who participated. There were so many great entrants it was really hard to select just 7 winners. A special ‘thank you to our judges!

Applications for the 2022 AFFI Scholarship will be posted in late March, 2022.