AUGUSTA — Flight paramedic Kyle Santosuosso, nominated by LifeFlight Executive Director Thomas Judge, received a scholarship in the 2016 fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program.

The award was presented to the 28 scholarship recipients on June 10 at the annual Next Step Maine Scholarship Recognition event in Augusta. A total of $35,600 in scholarships were awarded.

The scholarship will support his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Management at Anna Maria College.

Santosuosso, who currently holds an associate degree in paramedicine from Southern Maine Community College, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree to learn more about the field of EMS, both nationally and internationally.

Originally from Sanford, Kyle has worked as a paramedic for five years and spent the last two as a flight medic with LifeFlight. 

The Next Step Maine program is a free statewide initiative that awards funds to Maine employees who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree, associate degree or certificate program. This year’s recipients were selected from 40 employer nominations from a variety of Maine companies and many educational institutions.

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