EMT, Paramedic and EMS Leader Scholarships

Freight transportation company CSX has partnered with the First Responders Children’s Foundation to provide scholarships to children in first responder families. The scholarships will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year, and are available to eligible candidates who have demonstrated academic merit, community leadership and extracurricular achievements. Since 2006, FRCF has awarded more than $780,000 through 320 college scholarships and emergency grants to first responder families and departments across 37 states.

Qualified candidates can learn more and apply at Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the annual deadline to apply is July 1.

The R. Bruce Graham Scholarship, sponsored by Beyond Lucid Technologies. The scholarship provides a complimentary pass to the 2019 International Association of EMS Chief’s Annual Leadership Summit. To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an essay of no more than 750 words discussing your vision of the future of EMS. The submission deadline is September 1, 2019 and the essay should be mailed to All submissions will be reviewed, and the recipient will be selected by the conference committee. This scholarship is not limited to Chief Officers. In fact, we are looking for emerging leaders so please share this within your organization.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.