Everyone deserves the chance to turn over a new leaf and pursue a new path in life. However, we understand that financial obstacles often prevent people from pursuing the education they need to change direction in life. To ease the cost of pursuing a new career, we established the New Beginnings Scholarship through the Lake Trust Foundation.
For this scholarship, we looked for individuals who wanted to pursue a career in a trade or who planned to attend a career technical education program. Scholarship opportunities for these programs are often harder to find than traditional college scholarships and we wanted to help bridge that gap. We recognize that there are many ways to gain an education and it’s important to support non-traditional education outlets. Meet our 2018 New Beginnings Scholarship recipients and help us say congratulations.
Windy: Emergency Medical Technician
Windy plans to use her skills and education to help out in her community. She already volunteers for her county’s community emergency response team, search and rescue team, and the American Red Cross. After taking an Emergency Medical Responder course that she enjoyed, Windy decided that she wanted to continue her training. She was shocked to hear that she won a New Beginnings Scholarship and was excited for the chance to continue down the career path that she loves.
“It’s an opportunity for me to expand on my education and get my EMT license so that I can help in the community a little bit more,” Windy tells us.
She plans to use her $5,000 New Beginnings Scholarship to help with education costs as she pursues a new career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Her EMT license will give her more capacity to help the teams she volunteers with and assist the community with medical emergencies.