McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship

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About the Scholarship

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has established a scholarship in memory of Private Tim McCormick and Specialist Cody Medley, two service members who were killed in the line of duty in February 2013.

The McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Indianapolis EMS Fund of the Eskenazi Health Foundation, will support the recipient through the Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Science Program. The scholarship is worth approximately $6,700 and will cover the following expenses for the paramedic class beginning in January 2016:

  • Class fees
  • Books/iPad
  • FISDAP study tools
  • Uniform
  • Malpractice insurance
  • National registry fee
  • Background check
  • Physical exam, immunizations, drug testing, etc.
  • Other requirements

Candidates for the McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship must be at least 18 years of age, be a certified EMT, and possess a high school diploma or GED. Candidates must also have started prerequisite courses in anatomy and physiology (either at a college or university or through an online distance learning class provided by Indianapolis EMS) by September 14, as well as pass the FISDAP Entrance Exam or have some college education.

The McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one student admitted to the January Paramedic Science Program.

 

How to Apply

An application for the spring 2016 Indianapolis EMS Paramedic Science Program can be downloaded here. Scholarship applicants should also submit a 500-word essay on why they would like to become a paramedic and what the experience and receiving the scholarship would mean to them. The application and essay can be brought to Indianapolis EMS Headquarters at 3930 Georgetown Rd. or emailed to rachel.furnish@indianapolisems.org.

Those interested in the Paramedic Science Program and the McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship should attend one of four information sessions (dates listed below). If you cannot attend one of these sessions, one-on-one sessions may be scheduled by calling 317.630.6563.

After applications have been reviewed, interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates for entry into the paramedic program, and the scholarship essay will be discussed at these interviews.

 

Important Dates for 2016 Scholarship Applicants

Paramedic Science Program informational sessions:

  • Aug. 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis EMS Education Classroom, located at 3930 Georgetown Rd.

Program application and scholarship essay due by:

  • Nov. 1, 2015

Program and scholarship interviews:

  • Nov. 1 through Dec. 4, 2015

Orientation:

  • Dec. 22, 2015

 

About the Program 

The Paramedic Science Program through Indianapolis EMS is an intensive, 12-month program. Instruction staff includes paramedics, nurses and physicians with more than 100 years of collective EMS experience. The program follows the U.S. Department of Transportation Paramedic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the Indiana EMS Commission. Students graduate from the program as a licensed paramedic, pending successful completion of a national exam.

Please send questions and applications/essays to rachel.furnish@indianapolisems.org.