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Congratulations to Scholarship Winners

Jul 18, 2011

NAEMT congratulates our most recent scholarship recipients:

First Responder to EMT-B (Up to $500)
– Leah Silverberg, Baltimore, Md.

EMT-B to Paramedic (Up to $5,000)
– Logan Morrow, Knox City, Texas

Paramedic to Advanced EMS Education (up to $2,000)
– Sean Jarboe, Arvada, Colo.

Degree Completion Scholarship through The College Network (Up to $2,500)
– Angela White, Northglenn, Colo.

Silverberg is a first responder completing clinicals in the EMT program of UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. She became interested in EMS when she received wilderness response training as part of her school's extracurricular activities. After becoming an emergency trauma technician in Alaska, she became the youngest licensed first responder in the state of Maryland. “I feel that serving the community through medical care is a great way to reach out and make a difference,” Silverberg says.

Morrow is an EMT-B with Knox County EMS in Knox City, Texas, attending nearby Vernon College. He says that his dedication to the EMS profession is evidenced in his service to the program, where he covers as many shifts as he can and helps with cardiac rehabilitation. He tries to take any advanced classes he can, including PHTLS, and he is certified in ACLS and PALS. He is looking to earn his EMT-I and paramedic certifications so he can better assist his service. “Most importantly,” he says, the scholarship “benefits the small rural community that I live in.”

Jarboe is a paramedic with Pridemark Paramedic Service in Arvada, Colo. He's also worked as a flight paramedic for Flight for Life Colorado and Tri State CareFlight. He is enrolled in Metropolitan State College of Denver, working to obtain his degree in Biology, with a minor in Management, so he can be an EMS educator. “I have been involved in EMS since I was 16 years old and have loved every second of my career choice,” he says. “I hope that in coming years more and more EMS professionals begin to pursue higher education.”

White is employed as a ski patroller and downhill bike patroller with Sol Basin Ski Resort, where she is the only paramedic on staff. She says that the vast majority of her post-secondary education has been geared to EMS. She completed her EMT-B course while working as a ski instructor, and then obtained her Wilderness-EMT certification. She graduated at the top of her paramedic class and is pursuing an associate degree in emergency medicine. “Attaining this degree would be a tremendous personal enhancement,” she says. “I feel that by furthering my own education, I will be in a better position to educate others. I aspire to be an EMS instructor. It seems that being an excellent instructor is perhaps one of the most positive things one can do for the industry, and ultimately, for patient care.”

The next deadline for all scholarship applications is September 15. Full NAEMT members may complete an application here. You must log in as a member to access the page.