Our first scholarship was awarded in 2009 to Shannon O'Reilly. She was pursuing a degree in criminal justice and criminal investigations at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Our two scholarship award winners were Manuel Orlich and Michael Coslet.
Manuel Orlich was pursuing a degree in fire engineering at Oklahoma University. Upon graduation of high school, Manuel was promoted from cadet to firefighter on Chesterton Fire Department.
Michael Coslet was pursuing a degree in fire science at Vincennes University. Upon graduation of high school, Michael was promoted from cadet to firefighter on Chesterton Fire Department.
Our two scholarship award winners were Marcy Miles and Manuel Orlich.
Marcy was pursing a science degree in the field of paramedic science at Ivy Tech Community College in Michigan City, Indiana.
Manuel was in his second year at Oklahoma State University, pursuing a degree in fire engineering. His cumulative GPA was 3.550.
Our three scholarship award winners this year were Brandon Long, Manuel Orlich, and Paige Brinkmann.
Brandon Long attended St. Mary’s Medical Center EMS Training Institute. He was a volunteer at Porter Fire and attended the fire academy.
Manuel Orlich was in his third year at Oklahoma State University, pursuing his fire engineering degree.
Paige Brinkmann will be attending Ivy Tech Community College in both Michigan City and Valparaiso. She is planning to first purse a degree in EMT and then continuing on for her paramedic degree.
In addition, we sponsored a child to attend the Hoosier Burn Camp this year.