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Indiana Homeland Security Scholarships Awarded To 19 Hoosiers
Updated January 22, 2016 7:55 AM | Filed under: Education
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(UNDATED) - Nineteen Indiana students who serve in public safety organizations will receive scholarships from the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation for their 2015-16 college education.

Two area students received grants:

In Lawrence County, Dakoda Emmons received a $2,000 award to study criminal justice and sociology at the University of Southern Indiana. Emmons served with the Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department since 2010 and has also interned with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

In Greene County, Joshua Axe received a $2,000 award to study information technology and computer engineering technology at Indiana State University. Axe has been a volunteer at the Greene County Emergency Management Agency since 2008. He has experience in compiling information for Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) damage assessments.

"It's evident that the dedication to public service is alive and well among Hoosiers," said Governor Mike Pence. "These students are positive examples of that dedication in their classrooms and communities, and Indiana is proud to support their education through these scholarships."

"It's inspiring to see Hoosier students taking an active role in their communities' public safety efforts," said Ken Neumeister, Chair of the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation Board. "Indiana is pleased to offer scholarships to support these students who have made the safety and well-being of others a priority. I commend their commitment to service and to their own education."

Each student receiving a scholarship attends an Indiana college and has volunteer experience at a public safety organization such as a police or fire department, emergency medical service (EMS), or emergency management agency (EMA). The funding for these scholarships was provided through purchases of "Secure Indiana" license plates.

The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation also provides financial support for critical public safety needs across Indiana. The foundation offers the Secure Indiana Scholarship to provide higher education financial assistance for Indiana students who wish to pursue a degree.

For more information on the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation Scholarships, visit DHS.in.gov/foundationscholarship.htm.



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