Members of the Gamber & Community Fire Co. are pleased to announce that Kellie Schinzel of Westminster, Maryland has been named the winner of the 2017 Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship Fund Award. The scholarship is jointly sponsored by the Brothers family and the Gamber & Community Fire Company and it awards a total of $12,500.00 over four years. An additional $500.00 is awarded for each semester on the Dean’s List. This is the tenth year of the scholarship program that is funded by the Brothers Family and managed by the fire company.
As part of the scholarship requirements, the winner is required to complete 40 hours of community service each year and must maintain a 2.5 or better GPA in college. They also must reside in Gamber & Community Fire Co.'s first due district.
Kellie graduated from Mount DeSales Academy in Catonsville, MD in 2016. She currently attends Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky and just finished her freshman year majoring in Homeland Security. Kellie earned Dean’s List recognition for the fall semester.
Some activities and honors earned by Kellie are the Girl Scout Gold Award in 2012, the Mount DeSales High School Athletic Anchor Award in 2016, and high school honors during six semesters in high school. After her freshman year at EKU, she will be in the Lambda Sigma Mu Honors Society and she is projected to be on the Dean’s List for the 2017 spring term. Kellie will be working a summer job on the New Jersey shore.
Kellie is the daughter of Stefanie and Richard Schinzel of Westminster.
The fire company congratulates Kellie as this year's Oscar Brothers Memorial Scholarship winner for her excellent application and the membership wishes her well in her upcoming years at Eastern Kentucky University.