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Scholarship fund created for children of parents lost to air medical accidents

Children who have lost a parent in an air medical accident may now be eligible for financial assistance through a scholarship fund developed by the Foundation for Air-Medical Research & Education (FARE), the charitable arm of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

Beginning this year, the FARE Children’s Scholarship Fund will award two scholarships, of $2,500 each, to deserving high school seniors entering a college, university, or vocational-technical school.

“FARE expresses many thanks to those who have offered to donate to the Children’s Scholarship Fund,” said FARE Chair Kevin Hutton, MD, FACEP, CHC. “A special note of gratitude and recognition also goes to those who have contributed a lead gift to launch this important initiative, including EMS Sky Connect, PHI Air Medical Group and Paul Pitts (in memory of his wife Patty Pitts).”

FARE Children’s Scholarship Fund applicants will be evaluated according to academic achievement, financial need and community service. To be eligible, applicants must be a graduating high school senior accepted into an accredited two-or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. Applicants must also have at least a C grade point average (GPA) and be a legal U.S. resident.

For details on how to apply for the FARE Children’s Scholarship Fund, or to download an application, visit Applications are due May 1; scholarship recipients will be announced in August.

To learn about ways to contribute to the FARE Children’s Scholarship Fund or other FARE endeavors, contact Nila Vehar at 703-836-8732 or [email protected].