MFD Annual Scholarships

Three years after it’s founding, Elwood Boyce served as the Foreman (Rank of Chief today) of the Milltown Fire Department.  In August, 1914 the members of the Milltown Fire Department responded to a fire at the Parsons Snuff Mill near the current Farrington Dam in North Brunswick.  After fighting the fire, Foreman Boyce drank contaminated water from the brook and 3 weeks later, died from Typhoid Fever.  Foreman Boyce was 31 years old and left behind a wife and a son.  

Lt. Charles Garbarini was a firefighter who faithfully served the Fire Department of New York until his tragic death on Sept. 11, 2001.  Lt. Garbarini died at the World Trade Center in a valiant attempt to save both lives and property.  Lt. Garbarini left behind a wife and two sons. 

The Milltown Fire Department donates to various charities including this scholarship with money raised through multiple fundraisers, including a golf outing held in memory of Lt. Garbarini.  

In memory of Foreman Boyce, one $1250 scholarship is being awarded to a high school senior from Milltown who plans to further his/her education.  In memory of Lt. Garbarini, one $1000 scholarship is being awarded to a high school senior from Milltown who plans on continuing his/her education.  

These scholarships require completion of the Google form application linked below which includes a short essay (1/2 page min.)  Winners will be chosen based on the strength of their applications.  All personal information is removed when reviewed by the scholarship committee which makes the process unbiased and fair when selecting winners.   

The 2024 Memorial Scholarships are closed at this time. Good luck to all the applicants.

If you have any questions, please email them to Lt. Chris Corrigan at