The scholarship committee at the Community College of Aurora selected Alexis Robbins to be the first recipient of the Jon-Alec Chervin Memorial Scholarship. Alexis is working towards her Associate of Science degree, majoring in both fire science and biology.
Alexis shared that she has developed a great love and passion for learning. She is an animal lover and science is her academic passion. She hopes to one day help contribute to combating global climate change, protecting ecosystems or fighting disease. Her college career, thus far, has been both challenging and rewarding.
"I am so honored to have been chosen as a recipient for this scholarship. Thank you for the incredible support. I am the first in the family to attend college, so being able to pursue my dreams is rewarding. Coming from a family where everyone did not graduate high school, I have grown to understand and appreciate the value of learning and going to college. It has aided in my personal growth and has helped shape me into a better person for today and tomorrow. I am very grateful that I am able to pursue a pathway into fire science and be a part of a community that dedicates their lives to helping people. I believe in the power behind education, and I feel fortunate that I am able to learn the tools of the future to help me be the best firefighter I can be. I hope that I can save lives no matter where I am, whether it’s from a fire or someone who needs a reaching hand. The people of my community helped raise me so now it’s my time to give back to the community and serve the people. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to explore a degree where I will be able to help people and make relationships that last forever. I will prove everyone proud!"