SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College is offering a new scholarship to honor the first responders to the Henry Pratt Company Co. shooting on Feb. 15 in Aurora. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student in the Fire Science program, the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program or the Criminal Justice program with the intent to become a police officer.
The scholarship was created to show appreciation for first responders, according to a news release from the college.
“Waubonsee is an important community resource and with the support of our foundation board we wanted to see if something could be done to help in light of this traumatic event. We feel this scholarship will positively impact students entering careers that will require them to respond with determination and skill to any kind of emergency situation,” said Rob Barto, chief advancement officer at Waubonsee, in a news release.
The Aurora Strong First Responders Scholarship will be included in the scholarship offerings for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The first recipient will be selected from applicants who applied for scholarships for the coming year before the February 4 deadline and who meet the program of study requirements, according to the release. This opportunity will be included in all information about scholarships when the next scholarship application window opens later this year.
Visit www.waubonsee.edu/scholarships for information about all of the scholarships available at Waubonsee.