IEF Offers Scholarships to PSC Fire Science Students

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  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