ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that the ZOLL 2019 EMT Scholarship Program is now open for applications.
Candidates can submit their applications online at bit.ly/2CrL1s5 between now and April 15. The winners will be announced during National EMS Week, May 19-25.
The intent of the ZOLL EMT Scholarship Program is to award medical education grants annually to up to 12 qualifying EMTs who demonstrate a career commitment to the profession. The goal of the program is to support the education of EMTs (EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced) who are working toward their paramedic certification (EMT-P).
“As we embark on the fourth year of this program, ZOLL’s commitment to strengthening the profession remains strong,” said Elijah A. White, President of ZOLL Resuscitation. “This program has a dual payoff. Not only does the profession benefit from the advancement of these candidates, but so do the communities and patients they eventually will serve.”
The scholarships are valid for credits earned in degree curriculums or other independent, nationally certified programs where the goal is to prepare participants for paramedic certification at the state or national level.
Qualified applicants must be employed (or volunteer) as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Advanced by a licensed EMS service and have no less than 2,500 hours of field experience. Consideration requires submission of a complete application by the deadline of April 15. A complete application includes:
Personal work history (EMS experience, license number, awards, recognitions, etc.)
Completion of a 250-word essay
Endorsement/reference from someone in leadership at an EMS agency
Awards are based on the following criteria:
Demonstrated commitment to the profession
Strength of recommendation
All scholarships are reviewed and award decisions are made by an independent committee composed of non-ZOLL personnel. ZOLL representatives do not review applicants or nominate winners.