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Ivy Tech offering new scholarship to volunteer first responders

Ivy Tech's new Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship hopes to address a shortage in volunteer first responders in the state.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 5:38 PM
Updated: Oct 28, 2019 5:38 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Ivy Tech and the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association are teaming to bring volunteer first responders back to school.

The community college has put aside $250,000 to create the Volunteer Firefighter Scholarship.

It will give any active volunteer firefighter or emergency management personnel a chance to earn a two year degree.

The scholarship covers all tuition and technology fees for those eligible.

The scholarships hopes to address a shortage in volunteer first responders in the state.

The scholarship will run as a pilot for two years starting this upcoming spring semester.

More information on how to apply for the scholarship can be found here.

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