The Aurora Firefighters created a scholarship fund in 1991 to honor the memory of fellow firefighter, Tony Schoen.
The fund was established as an endowment in 2003.
Tony Schoen (1962-1991) was an Aurora firefighter from 1985 until his death in 1991.
He was a graduate of Yorkville High School. During his high school years he took an active role in the formation of the Emergency Medical Service of Yorkville.
He earned a certificate as an emergency medical technician and later worked with the Bristol-Kendall Emergency Medical Service.
His other interests included aviation and carpentry. He also obtained a private pilot license and operated an excavating business.