Lincoln Ambulance establishes scholarship honoring Frisbee
March 27, 2019
The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance has voted to establish a new memorial scholarship in honor of first responder Bill Frisbee.
Longtime LVA volunteer and board member Emily Rundell proposed the Bill Frisbee Memorial Scholarshipp to the LVA board and, after receiving the approval of Frisbee's family, the board voted unanimously last month to create the new scholarship.
Frisbee, who passed away Jan. 16, volunteered as an EMT for several years and was recognized as the Ambulance's 2018 EMT of the Year at the annual EMS dinner Jan. 12. Frisbee also served on multiple other community boards and organizations.
"I think that he would be pleased," Rundell said of Frisbee. "He had his hand in a lot of different things and the kids were one of them. He was very supportive of the other $500 scholarship that we give out. I just think it's our way of showing how much we appreciate and how much we miss him."
"It is so humbling to see a community come together after we lose an important person in our lives. Bill was a great believer in education and a champion for the volunteer ambulance crew," Frisbee's wife Jill told the BVD. "I cannot think of a better way to honor his life than a scholarship given by the ambulance to support the educational future of one of our community's graduates."
The $500 scholarship will be available to graduating seniors in the class of 2019 and is intended for use toward an education at any accredited U.S. college. Those planning to enter a medical profession will be given first consideration, Rundell told the BVD. If no applicants plan to enter the medical field, the funds will be awarded based on need.
The annual scholarship will be the second sponsored by the LVA and funded through an account set up using funds donated to the Ambulance. Although students are welcome to apply for both, Rundell said the two will be awarded to separate applicants.