A Fathers Heart Attack Inspires Son To Be EMT – Awarded $10K Check For Education

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A Fathers Heart Attack Inspires Son To Be EMT – Awarded  $10K Check For Education

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –  Smokey’s cameras were rolling Monday when local EMT Kyle Wilson got a big surprise. Kyle found out he is the winner of a $10,000 scholarship.

The scholarship will cover nearly all the cost of Wilson’s  Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree at WGU Tennessee.

The scholarship was presented by Kimberly K. Estep, Ph.D., chancellor of WGU Tennessee – a nonprofit, online university established by Gov. Bill Haslam as part of the Drive to 55 initiative. Estep, along with Wilson’s managers and colleagues, were on hand for the surprise presentation.

Wilson was inspired to pursue his career in emergency medical services at a young age after witnessing his father have a heart attack and has worked in the EMS field since he first volunteered while still in high school. He decided to advance his career by earning a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management and is just the ninth Tennessean to receive the Tenn-K Scholarship this year. It’s the largest scholarship award given by WGU Tennessee.

The scholarship covers up to 80 percent of the cost of a degree on average. This year, the university will award up to 10 $10,000 scholarships as part of the 2018 c
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