ZOLL EMT Scholarship Program The ZOLL® EMT Scholarship Program awards medical education grants to qualifying EMTs who show a 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). Program Overview The program will award up to 12 scholarships annually that are valid for credits earned in college degree curricula and other independent, nationally certified programs that prepare participants for paramedic certification at the state or national level. Awards will be paid to the qualifying training program on behalf of the award recipient at the conclusion of the academic period after successful completion of the coursework (B or better, or Pass on a Pass/Fail scale). Individuals may apply annually, but are limited to one award in a three-year period. Payments cannot be made directly to any individual award recipients (i.e., health care professional or program participant). Applicant Requirements 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. Acceptance for consideration requires submission of a complete application by the annual deadline (April 14). A complete application includes: Personal work history (EMS experience, license number, awards, recognitions, etc.) Completion of a brief 250-word essay Endorsement/reference from an EMS director Award Process All scholarships are reviewed and award decisions made by an independent committee composed of non-ZOLL personnel. ZOLL representatives do not attend meetings where award determinations are made and will not attempt to influence the selection process in any manner. Awards will be announced during EMS Week 2017. Award Criteria Awards are based on the following criteria: Demonstrated commitment to the profession Personal essay Strength of recommendation The application process for the 2017 ZOLL EMT Scholarship awards is now open. Use of ZOLL products or services, or potential use of ZOLL products or services, is not an award criteria, and the award committee shall be blind to this. Paramedics, advanced paramedics, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are not eligible for the program.