Northwest EMS recently awarded three educational scholarships to students in the Manheim Central School District. The scholarships are awarded annually through the Robert C. Stirling Scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Stirling.
The company presented $1,000 scholarships to Kierra Metzler, Kyla Logan and Kaitlyn Berkheiser.
Metzler is a 2014 graduate and plans to attend the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to study nursing, Logan graduated in 2014 and plans to begin studying for a career in nursing at HACC. Berkheiser is a 2011 graduate and will be continuing her studies in nursing at Messiah College.
Bob Stirling was a volunteer EMT for more than 30 years with the Manheim Ambulance. Upon his passing in 1994, the Stirling family established the educational scholarship which was administered by the Manheim Ambulance. When Northwest EMS assumed operations of Manheim Ambulance in the fall of 2013, Northwest EMS eagerly assumed the role of administrator for the scholarship fund.
Scholarship recipients are chosen annually from a pool of applicants, all of whom must be from Manheim Central School District. Candidates do not need to be graduating seniors, but they must be pursuing a degree in a medical program.
Applications for next year’s scholarships are available by visiting Manheim Central High School, 400 E. Adele Ave., visiting the EMS station on High Street, or calling the station at 665-2904. Submissions are due in April 2015.