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Georgia Military College Awards Baldwin High School Senior with GMC 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship

Georgia Military College Awards Baldwin High School Senior with GMC 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship

Although Emmanuel Alexander is only a senior at Baldwin High School, he already knows what career path to take – the same one his father Darien did – becoming a firefighter. On Friday, March 11, 2022, Emmanuel was awarded the first Georgia Military College 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship at a special awards presentation.

Emmanuel is getting a head start on his career as he is currently enrolled in the Baldwin County Fire Rescue Rookie Program where his father, Darien, currently serves as a Lieutenant for the Baldwin County Fire Rescue (BCFR). Darien says his son wants to stay close to home for college. As residents of Milledgeville, Georgia Military College was on Emmanuel’s list of potential schools to attend, and the scholarship opportunity sealed the deal.

The GMC 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship is in memory of Dwayne Morgan, GMC Prep graduate of 1979, and longtime BCFR firefighter. Darien says Dwayne gave him a lot of advice when he first began his career, so for his son now to be receiving a scholarship in Dwayne’s honor, is special. Georgia Military College and Baldwin County Fire Rescue created this scholarship in Dwayne’s memory and to give prospective first responders/firefighters the ability to earn an Associate degree at no personal cost. The scholarship includes tuition, fees, and books after Federal and State Aid is applied. Applicant must be a first-time in-seat student at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville and sign an agreement to serve as a first responder/firefighter for a minimum of two years with the Baldwin County Fire Rescue upon graduation.

“It’s a great honor for Georgia Military College and the Baldwin County Fire Rescue to present this scholarship in Dwayne Morgan’s memory,” said Georgia Military College Executive Director, Colonel Nelson Kraft, USA (Ret). “Our first recipient of the 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship is extremely deserving and I’m confident that when he completes his degree at Georgia Military College, he’ll go on to make his community and the Morgan family proud as a firefighter right here in Baldwin County.”

In attendance at the presentation were members of the Baldwin County Fire Rescue, Dwayne Morgan’s wife and children, members of Emmanuel’s family, and leaders from the community at GMC.

To contribute to the GMC 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship, please visit https://give.gmc.edu/ and designate the GMC 801 Fire Rescue Scholarship.