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Port Chester High Senior Wins State Firemen's Association Scholarship

Charles Nielsen, Port Chester High School senior, right, with his instructor Richard Dempsey, captain of the Eastchester Fire Department.
Charles Nielsen, Port Chester High School senior, right, with his instructor Richard Dempsey, captain of the Eastchester Fire Department. Photo Credit: Contributed

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – A Port Chester High School senior was recently awarded a $1,500 college scholarship from the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

Charles Nielsen, who plans to attend Westchester Community College in the fall, was one of 15 students who received the scholarship, according to a press release.

Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter with the Purchase Fire Department. He is also captain of Port Chester Fire Department’s Explorer Post.

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