Dr. Jeremy Lee Walters and Battalion Chief Luther Alan Walters
Dr. Jeremy Lee Walters, son of Battalion Chief Luther Alan Walters, endowed this scholarship to honor his father and his family’s service to the Raleigh Fire Department. Luther Alan Walters entered the Raleigh Fire Department in 1981 and served 31 years before retiring with the rank of Battalion Chief. He performed in nearly every position, including Firefighter, Driver/Engineer, and Captain. He was a Captain on the hazardous-materials team, a certified instructor who assisted the Training Division, and a Personnel Officer before his promotion to Battalion Chief, a rank he held for thirteen years. One of his proudest career accomplishments was helping to create the Raleigh Fire Department Historical Society in 2007, later renamed the Raleigh Fire Museum, and which is still operating to this day.
This scholarship is open to students who have a parent that is a Firefighter. The first preference is for the son/daughter of a Raleigh Firefighter. Second preference is for the son/daughter of a Wake or Johnston County Firefighter. Third preference is for the son/daughter of a North Carolina Firefighter.