The Mergenthaler scholarship is endorsed by Sue Mergenthaler in memory of her husband Ken, former long-time Chief of the Eastgate Volunteer Fire Department. Ken began his career there in 1985 with Sue alongside, taking an active role in the department. Ken always believed in “leave no one behind,” and was a huge advocate of fostering those interested in volunteering or a career with the fire department or emergency services.
Ken was not only Fire Chief, but teacher, mentor, father figure, and friend. The Mergenthaler scholarship provides funding to eligible recipients to offset tuition costs.
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