Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) offers the training to become a firefighter or emergency medical technician. This spring, students enrolled in the college’s Firefighter/EMT-Basic program are eligible for Illinois Education Foundation (IEF) scholarships.
Those selected for the scholarship will benefit from financial, academic, and professional development opportunities including a tuition scholarship and stipend to defray the cost of books, uniforms, and transportation; weekly supplemental instruction; and professional development and networking opportunities.
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in and pursing a Firefighter EMT-Basic certificate starting January 2011; file a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA); and be highly motivated and committed to their own academic and professional success.
To apply for the scholarship, visit www.iledfoundation.org/applynow. The deadline for applications is January 3.
For more information about the Firefighter/EMT-Basic program, contact Keith Damm, PSC fire science coordinator, at (708) 699-5397 or [email protected]. For more information on the scholarship, contact Mark Florido, IEF program associate, at (312) 920-9605 or [email protected].
The IEF is a public/private partnership that broadens opportunities to low-income, high-potential community college students by providing a comprehensive scholarship program. For more information, visit www.iledfoundation.org.