College & Community Relations

Daniels Fund donated $46,000 for EMT and Paramedic scholarships

Submitted on: 12-18-2007

Aims Community College announced today that it has received $46,200 in Daniels Opportunity Scholarship funding to provide need-based scholarships to non-traditional students. “The Daniels Fund recognizes Aims Community College as a leader in the preparation of skilled emergency medical services programs,” said Julie Buderus, Director of the Aims Foundation. “Their generous gift will directly benefit students who have an interest in EMT and Paramedic careers.” Daniels Opportunity Scholarship funding is awarded through grants to colleges and universities that convert them into scholarships for non-traditional students such as adults pursuing education later in life, GED recipients, students exiting the juvenile justice system, returning military and others. “Students who most desire a college education are often least able to afford one,” said Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund. “Daniels Opportunity Scholarships are intended to give a boost to students of all ages and at all levels of society seeking to secure the economic and social benefits of a college education.” In selecting candidates for a Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, institutions are encouraged to seek out those who reflect the qualities identified by Bill Daniels for the Daniels Scholarship Program: strength of character; leadership potential; emotional maturity and stability; well-rounded personality, abilities and broad interests; and the potential to contribute to one’s community later in life. “The Daniels Fund will provide 28 scholarships to Aims EMT and Paramedic students during the next two years,” Buderus said. "This translates to increased healthcare services for our entire community." For more information about Daniels Opportunity Scholarships at Aims, visit -30-

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