Roscoe teen receives $10,000 scholarship for college

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ROSCOE, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Roscoe family gets the surprise of a lifetime from their local fire department. While the family thought firefighters were responding to an emergency nearby, fire crews were really there to deliver some cash.

Every year, the Harlem-Roscoe Firefighter's Association awards an area high school senior with $10,000 for their college education. This year's winner is Hsing-Hao Louh. He was picked out of 30 applicants. All were required to fill out an application, submit a resume and several letters of recommendation before undergoing an interview process with the association's board.

"It's really exciting," says Louh. "It feels great. It's a huge privilege and they've provided me a great opportunity to continue my education to the best of my abilities and I'll definitely study for myself, my future and them as well."

Louh may attend Georgia Institute of Technology but is still waiting to hear from Duke and Berkeley. He wants to study bio-medical engineering.