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TWO $500 All-State Scholarships AND
Six $1,000 Scholarships Available
Application Deadline September 1, 2024

Scholarship Selection Process
Scholarships are one time only and are not awarded on a repetitive basis. IEMSA members and direct family of IEMSA members will be given preference. Scholarship recipients will be contacted individually and announced at the 34th Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show, on Saturday, November 9, 2024 at the EMS Ceremony Luncheon.

Deadline for submission of applications:
September 1, 2024

Download the IEMSA Scholarship application here.

Student Qualifications and Requirements

  1. You must be a current member of IEMSA. Student Memberships are FREE for the first year of training.
  2. The Training Center/College the student is enrolled in must be an IEMSA Affiliate Training Center Member for their student to receive the award.
  3. Training Center/College must be located in Iowa.
  4. A Letter of Recommendation from the Training Center/College must accompany the scholarship application.
  5. Scholarship Checks will be made payable to the awardee designated Training Center.
  6. Deadline to receive Scholarship Award Funds December 31, 2024.
  7. Only those applications which are complete, accurate and received by the deadline will be considered.
  8. IEMSA will notify all applicants by email of the status of their application.
  9. EMS Scholarships are not awarded for course work already taken.
  10. Students Awarded a Scholarship must submit a “Statement of Acceptance” and send it to the IEMSA office before December 1, 2024.

The following criteria will be used in the scholarship selection process:

  • Dedication to the profession.
  • Financial need.
  • Dedication to the community.
  • Service as a positive ambassador for IEMSA.
    Please consider applying for one of these scholarships or forward information on to other potential recipients.

Are you a student looking for assistance to help pay for your EMS Course? Are you a service that has students that are in an EMS Class that you are paying for? If you answered yes to either one of the questions above IEMSA can help. In 2017 the IEMSA Board of Directors approved the allotment of $7,500.00 to be given away in scholarships to students who are enrolled in an Iowa EMS Program.

The goal of the IEMSA annual scholarship fund is to encourage continued improvement and advancement for our state’s providers. Initial certification requires schooling, and continuing education, and it also plays an important role in keeping EMS personnel on the cutting edge of life-saving first responder protocols. College level programs exist at two and four-year colleges. Whether basic or advanced–EMT, school can be costly. IEMSA would like to assist individuals with scholarship funding to help achieve or further career goals.

Emergency Medical Services personnel are essential features of any disaster management effort. Whether paid or volunteer, EMS is often the first to arrive at accident sites, making split-second life-saving decisions during every shift. Quality education and comprehensive training is essential for EMS providers and paramedics, because no two disasters, emergencies or accidents are the same.

There will be six $1,000 scholarships awarded to one student from each of our six IEMSA Regions. The only guidelines are that the student must be a student member of IEMSA and the training program that they are enrolled in must be an affiliate member of IEMSA. In addition to these six scholarships we will be awarding two $500 scholarship each to two individuals that are pursuing a certificate for EMR, EMT, AEMT or PARAMEDIC.

One $500 scholarship will also be awarded to a training program to be utilized at their discretion. Funds are intended to assist those hoping to enter the emergency medical services job force or for established members of the EMS community looking to advance their education and certification level. Click here for more detailed information

Apply Before September 1, 2024.

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