$500 All-State Scholarships AND
Six $1,000 Scholarships Available
Application Deadline September 1, 2024
Scholarships are one time only and are not awarded on a
repetitive basis. IEMSA members and direct family of IEMSA
members will be given preference. Scholarship recipients will be
contacted individually and announced at the 34th Annual IEMSA
Conference & Trade Show, on Saturday, November 9, 2024 at the
EMS Ceremony Luncheon.
Deadline for submission of applications:
September 1, 2024
Download the IEMSA Scholarship application here.
Student Qualifications and Requirements
- You must be a current member of IEMSA. Student Memberships
are FREE for the first year of training.
- The Training Center/College the student is enrolled in
must be an IEMSA Affiliate Training Center Member for their
student to receive the award.
- Training Center/College must be located in Iowa.
- A Letter of Recommendation from the Training
Center/College must accompany the scholarship application.
- Scholarship Checks will be made payable to the awardee
designated Training Center.
- Deadline to receive Scholarship Award Funds December 31,
- Only those applications which are complete, accurate and
received by the deadline will be considered.
- IEMSA will notify all applicants by email of the status of
- EMS Scholarships are not awarded for course work already
- Students Awarded a Scholarship must submit a
“Statement of Acceptance” and send it to the IEMSA office
before December 1, 2024.
The following criteria will be used in the scholarship
- Dedication to the profession.
- Financial need.
- Dedication to the community.
- Service as a positive ambassador for
Please consider applying for one of these scholarships or
forward information on to other potential recipients.
Are you a student looking for assistance to help pay for your
EMS Course? Are you a service that has students that are in an
EMS Class that you are paying for? If you answered yes to either
one of the questions above IEMSA can help. In 2017 the IEMSA
Board of Directors approved the allotment of $7,500.00 to be
given away in scholarships to students who are enrolled in an
Iowa EMS Program.
The goal of the IEMSA annual scholarship fund is to encourage
continued improvement and advancement for our state’s providers.
Initial certification requires schooling, and continuing
education, and it also plays an important role in keeping EMS
personnel on the cutting edge of life-saving first responder
protocols. College level programs exist at two and four-year
colleges. Whether basic or advanced–EMT, school can be costly.
IEMSA would like to assist individuals with scholarship funding
to help achieve or further career goals.
Emergency Medical Services personnel are essential features of
any disaster management effort. Whether paid or volunteer, EMS
is often the first to arrive at accident sites, making
split-second life-saving decisions during every shift. Quality
education and comprehensive training is essential for EMS
providers and paramedics, because no two disasters, emergencies
or accidents are the same.
There will be six $1,000 scholarships awarded to one student
from each of our six IEMSA Regions. The only guidelines are that
the student must be a student member of IEMSA and the training
program that they are enrolled in must be an affiliate member of
IEMSA. In addition to these six scholarships we will be awarding
two $500 scholarship each to two individuals that are pursuing a
certificate for EMR, EMT, AEMT or PARAMEDIC.
One $500 scholarship will also be awarded to a training program
to be utilized at their discretion. Funds are intended to assist
those hoping to enter the emergency medical services job force
or for established members of the EMS community looking to
advance their education and certification level.
Click here for more detailed information
Apply Before September 1, 2024.