There are a variety of educational grants and scholarships available to individuals who wish to pursue training and certification as an emergency medical technician for the first time, as well as for current EMTs who want to expand their EMS education. Grant assistance for EMT training comes from several sources, including professional organizations, medical companies, and private endowments.
NAEMT Scholarship Program
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians provides scholarship assistance to emergency responders who wish to advance their EMT training. The NAEMT Scholarship Program provides up to $500 for an emergency responder training to become an EMT-Basic, up to $5,000 for an EMT-Basic who is training to become an EMT-Paramedic, and up to $2,000 for EMT-Paramedics who wish to advance their emergency training. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a paid member of NAEMT. The annual deadlines for application are June 15 and September 15. Interested persons should visit the NAEMT website for more information. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians c/o EMS Scholarships P.O. Box 1400 Clinton, MS 39060-1400 1-800-34-NAEMT naemt.org
Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation
The Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are training to become Emergency Medical Technicians. These scholarships are awarded in varying amounts according to need and available funds. Applicants are judged on the basis of their work ethic, dedication, energy and enthusiasm, as well as their record of community service and why they desire to become an EMT. The annual deadline for application is April 15. Interested students should visit the Michael J. Latta EMS Scholarship Foundation website to download an electronic application. Michael J. Latta Scholarship Application 8 Red Pine Road Danville, NH 03819 emsscholarship.com
Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship Program
Bound Tree Medical provides scholarship assistance to qualified individuals pursuing EMT certification through the Bound Tree Medical Legacy Scholarship Program. Legacy Scholarships pay for 50% of a student's program, up to $500 for coursework leading to an EMT-Basic certification, or up to $2500 for coursework leading to an intermediate or paramedic EMT certification. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be the son or daughter of a volunteer firefighter or EMT who is currently active, retired, or deceased. Grandchildren of volunteer firefighters or EMTs may be considered if their grandparent was ever their primary caregiver. Current EMTs taking EMT refresher courses are not eligible. The annual deadline for application is May 28. Prospective applicants should visit the Bound Tree Medical website for more information. Bound Tree Medical P.O. Box 8023 Dublin, OH 43016-2023 800-533-0523 boundtree.com