The Michelle Otto Caring Paramedic Endowed Scholarship was established by her mother in order to honor her daughter’s life and work as a paramedic. Michelle became a leader in her profession, and also took the time to write about her experiences as a paramedic helping people at times of sever crisis. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a 2.5 GPA in the EMT or paramedic program who submits an additional essay describing an experience when they have demonstrated deep caring for another individual. Preference will be given to students referred by the Director of Fayette County EMS.