Advancing the EMS profession

Diversity Scholarships

NAEMT announces a new diversity scholarship to help support underrepresented groups in joining the EMS profession. Also to promote the development of greater diversity in the EMS workforce so that our workforce reflects the communities that we serve.  NAEMT will award up to four scholarships of $1,250 that may be used for tuition, fees and books.

Scholarships will be awarded to students of color who do not hold an EMS certification but who intend to become an EMT or paramedic. Recipients will have demonstrated financial need, as well as a commitment to community service.

NAEMT diversity scholarship applications will be accepted from August 1-September 30.
Apply HERE.

Scholarship Criteria 

This scholarship will be awarded to students of color who are not currently EMTs or paramedics, based on the following criteria: 

  • Commitment to entering the EMS profession;
  • Financial need;
  • Service to their community; and
  • Ability to serve as a positive ambassador for the EMS profession.

Diversity Scholarship Guidelines and Selection Process

  • Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarship Selection Process