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Avrey Wilson, EMT, Receives NAEMT-CSU Scholarship Award

Jan 16, 2023

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Columbia Southern University (CSU) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) are excited to award Avrey Wilson of Miami, Florida, with the 2022 NAEMT Scholarship.

Wilson, an NAEMT member and trained emergency medical technician, plans to use the scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from CSU. She hopes to use the degree to help her launch a health care business.

“After completing the degree, I hope to open a facility in the Bahamas that will provide care for patients who have suffered an incapacitating illness,” she said.

The idea came to her after serving as her grandmother’s caretaker.

“I had recently returned to the Bahamas in 2016 after living abroad and saw how my family was struggling to find someone to fulfill the role as care giver for my grandmother,” she said. “My initial goal is to begin with a small team of trained clinical staff who would go into homes and provide whatever level of care is required for incapacitated patients. As the team grows and finances allow, I would like to expand to a brick-and-mortar facility.”

CSU, based in Orange Beach, Alabama, is a leader in first-responder education. NAEMT and CSU partner to offer an annual scholarship that covers up to 60 credit hours towards one online degree program for an NAEMT member. The scholarship is applied directly to the recipient’s tuition for up to three years or until the completion of the selected online degree program, whichever comes first.

To learn more about the NAEMT Scholarship, log into the NAEMT Member Portal.