First Responder Scholarship

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First Responder Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in UAEMS!

If you are interested in joining our agency but are not EMT certified, this is the place for you. Upon selection as a first responder in our agency, you work alongside our team to gain a unique hands-on experience while earning your EMT certification. We are looking for outstanding students who are interested in academic advancement to work in healthcare and serve their campus community!

If selected as a first responder, we provide scholarship reimbursement for your EMT-B certification program. In addition, you become a probationary member of our agency. As a first responder, you have the opportunity to ride along with our 9-1-1 crews, attend professional trainings, and attend campus and community outreach events. 

  • UArizona undergraduate student
  • BLS certified
  • Plans to attend an Arizona approved EMT-B certification class

  • Recipients must maintain current, active UAEMS membership status for the duration of the course of study and for 12 months post-education in order to access scholarship funds.
  • Awards shall be made payable to an educational entity in the name of the scholarship recipient. The institution must submit an invoice to the University of Arizona EMS for payment.
  • The recipient must begin the educational program and begin accessing the scholarship in the term for which the award is granted.
  • The recipient must maintain passing grades and remain in good standing in both the EMT program and the University of Arizona throughout the course of study and employment with the University of Arizona EMS. 
  • Recipients of EMT scholarships must seek certification by testing upon completion of their educational program.
  • A recipient who withdraws or discontinues the educational program prior to completion for reasons within his or her control (i.e. dropping the course, academic dismissal, etc.) must immediately refund scholarship funds. No refund will be required for recipient who is unable to continue in the EMS program for reasons beyond their control. Proof of reasons for program termination will be required.
  • If the recipient does not complete the program, he or she will be expected to return the award so that it may be allocated to another applicant.

Applications for the First Responder Scholarship are open and are due on August 9th.

Link to apply: 

Any questions regarding the application can be directed to

Thank you for submitting an application! Once the submission deadline has passed, a member of our leadership team will reach out with more details regarding the interview process. If you have any questions or concerns prior, please reach out to us at

Scholarship awards will be based on merit, financial need, dedication to the profession, and dedication to the campus community. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The EMT course offered at UArizona is titled EMD147. The course is offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions. For the course description, click here


We offer two scholarships per hiring period. Two will be awarded in January, and two more in August. 

Each scholarship is valued at $1275. The scholarship will be made payable to an educational entity in the name of the scholarship recipient. If the recipient does not complete the program, the recipient will be expected to return the award so that it may be allocated to another applicant.