Rock Valley College marked the 16th anniversary of 9/11 with a new scholarship.
Students pursuing a career in law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services will be eligible to receive $350. For now, the scholarship will only go to one student. RVC partnered up with the 9/11 Memorial Board on the scholarship. Board President Will Pederson said he hopes it will inspire students.
“The children that lost parents on 9/11 [are] now in college,” said Pederson. “Time… keeps going on and keeps passing by. We have to find a way to make a connection about why 9/11 is significant. What its impact was. We have to make a connection back to our youth.”
The plan is to expand the scholarship and offer it to three students, one for each field.