Paramedic students are mostly offered scholarships by companies, rotary clubs and paramedic associations. These grants provide financial support for students pursuing training and education from paramedic schools. This helps avoid the need to take student loans.
Besides, several colleges and universities provide grants to students having a certain amount of cumulative high school grade point average to help them with the cost of books and tuition.
More often than not, scholarships for paramedic education are offered to those taking paramedic degree programs. Nevertheless, they are also awarded to students pursuing studies at the undergraduate level.
List of Some Scholarships and Grants for Paramedic Students
- Bound Tree Medical Scholarship: Bound Tree Medical provides scholarships to the children of active, retired or deceased EMTs, paramedics or firefighters to help them complete EMT Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic education through state approved certification programs.
- Carl Lindberg Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship for students in the field of paramedic science is funded by the Northern California EMS agency. It is available for students who are residents of Northern California. It is meant for employees or volunteers of a rural EMS organization.
- Brian Jenneman Memorial Scholarship: It is offered by the Community Foundation of Louisville to students (in Tennessee or Kentucky) pursuing paramedic training programs. The maximum amount of this scholarship is $1500, paid directly to your institution.
- NAEMT Scholarship: It is offered to members of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The maximum amount is $2000.
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- Workforce Investment Act (WIA): This federal program grants financial assistance to paramedic students in workforce deficient areas. You will have to seek help from the workforce development center of your state to obtain intricate details.
- Department of Homeland Security: The US Department of Homeland Security offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in homeland security-focused courses of study.
- New Hampshire Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians: NHACEP awards scholarship up to $500 to paramedic students to exhibit its concern for quality education in pre-hospital education. It provides up to $500 funding to applicants enrolled in an associate degree program in New Hampshire.
- Paul Erickson Paramedic Scholarship: Funded by Benefits Healthcare Foundation, this scholarship helps cover the cost of tuition and books only.
In addition, you can discuss your options with your EMS educator to help you find suitable scholarships for paramedic training and education.