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NAEMT to award diversity scholarships to aspiring EMTs, paramedics

Each $1,250 award is part of a NAEMT commitment to an EMS workforce that “more closely reflects the communities we serve”


The NAEMT diversity scholarship is accepting applications until September 30, 2021.


By Greg Friese

NAEMT announced that it will award four diversity scholarships to help individuals from underrepresented groups in joining the EMS profession. The NAEMT diversity scholarship of $1,250 may be used for tuition, fees and books.

“NAEMT is committed to supporting the development of greater diversity in the EMS workforce, so that our workforce more closely reflects the communities we serve,” Bruce Evans, NAEMT president, wrote in an email to organization members. “This scholarship will provide financial support to individuals from underrepresented groups interested in pursuing their EMS education, and ultimately, a career in EMS.”

Scholarships will be awarded to students of color who do not hold an EMS certification, but who intend to become an EMT or paramedic. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, as well as a commitment to community service.

Evans called on all NAEMT members to share this scholarship opportunity with members in their community who might be interested.

NAEMT diversity scholarship applications are being accepted now through September 30, 2021. Apply here.

The NAEMT Foundation also awards scholarships each year for individuals wishing to become certified as an emergency medical responder (EMR) or EMT.

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