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Welcome to the Raymond V Burciaga Memorial Scholarship Application site. 

Raymond “Ray” V. Burciaga, 57, of Richmond, Texas passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 17, 2019. He was born on February 15, 1962 in East Bernard, Texas to Raymond and Mary Valencia Burciaga. Ray graduated from Lamar High School in 1980.


He celebrated 28 years with the city of Richmond this past December. Ray began his firefighting career in Richmond as a volunteer in 1981 and proudly served as a volunteer for 9 years. He became a full-time firefighter in 1991 serving in that capacity until 1996 when he became an Arson Investigator for the next four years. In 2000 he was promoted to Fire Captain of “B” shift and was in that position until 2007. In 2007 he was appointed to Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator where he established the first EOC for the city of Richmond with a funded grant. In addition to that role, he was also conducting inspections for the Fire Marshal’s Office.


In 2010 he was appointed as the Emergency Management Coordinator position where he continued on until present day. This hard-working public servant and dedicated loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend will be missed dearly.

It was a short time after his passing that the Burciaga family considered the idea of creating a scholarship fund in Raymond's name.  FBHHC was approached with the idea and we were honored to bring this project to fruition.  FBHHC quickly assembled a committee to develop this program with the participation the Burciaga family.  The Committee consist of local first responders.  The mission of this committee is to manage and raise funds for the Raymond V Burciaga Memorial Scholarship Fund.  To award the scholarships to the qualified applicants. 


Judy, Caroline, and Ray Burciaga II want this scholarship to help those applicants who have graduated high school and have a parent or legal guardian who is a current or honorably retired peace officer, reserve peace officer, probation officer, correctional officer, emergency medical technician/paramedic, firefighter, or 9-1-1 dispatcher serving with a governmental or volunteer emergency response agency within Fort Bend County, Texas. Scholarships are available to students in all areas of study enrolled in any college, university or technical school that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education.    


FBHHC will continue to assist our local heroes while assisting with the scholarship committee. If you would like to make a donation to the Raymond V Burciaga Scholarship fund, please make a note with your donation. Please read the application carefully. The deadline for applications is May 31st of that year.  If you have a question about the application process please Email,

Click on the Button below to begin! Good luck!      

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