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Congratulations to Recent Scholarship Winners

May 10, 2011

The most recent recipients of the degree completion scholarship offered by The College Network are Chris Astleford, Port Richey, Fla., and Samantha Seivertson, Denton, Texas. Congratulations!

“My goal in life has been to have a career that I love, and that's EMS,” says Astleford. “I have been an EMT since 1995 and have enjoyed not only helping patients but mentoring new people.” Astleford notes that he has worked his way through the ranks to the position of operations manager – and he has helped many new people in the industry by educating himself and them, and sharing his passion for the job. “However, I need a management degree to efficiently run an organization,” he says. “This scholarship will help me obtain a degree through The College Network so I can continue to be an effective leader.”

“The College Network has allowed me to study online and continue to work full time to support myself,” says Seivertson, who recently switched from handling 911 calls to working as a transport paramedic with pediatrics at the Children's Medical Center of Dallas. “I love working with kids – there is something innocent and amazing about them, and it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life.”

The next deadline for The College Network scholarship is June 15. To learn more and apply for a scholarship, log in here. You must log in as a member to access the page.