Brandon Rohwer of Sumerduck, Virginia, has been named the recipient of CSU’s Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship. Rohwer is a firefighter for Loudoun County Fire and Rescue and has been with the department for more than 10 years.
“My life has revolved around the fire service for the last 13 years. I started out volunteering at my local fire department when I was 16 years old,” he said. “After I graduated high school, I went on to become a career firefighter with Loudoun County at the age of 19. I currently help train the new firefighters that are on probation at work and teach multiple classes.”
With this scholarship, Rohwer plans to pursue an associate degree in fire science.
“After graduating with a degree in fire science, I will be able to advance in my workplace,” he said. “I look forward to expanding my knowledge in my career field because one person can never know too much, especially in this line of work.”
Jacob Black of Houston, Texas, has been awarded the CSU Safety Scholarship. Black is currently working in the safety industry.
“I found something that really gave me purpose and made me feel like I was making a difference,” he said. “I started working in the refineries doing safety and decided I wanted to pursue this in education.”
Black is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health with this scholarship.
“Finding CSU has allowed me to work and go to school. In the last 10 years, I have made a complete change in my career, education achievements and life.”
To learn more about CSU’s scholarship opportunities, visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Scholarships.