McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship
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 Eskenazi Health Paramedic Science Program. The scholarship is worth approximately $6,700 and will cover the following expenses for the paramedic class beginning in January:
- Class fees
- FISDAP study tools
- 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 Oct. 1 (finishing the prerequisites by Dec. 1), as well as pass the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) or have some college education.
The McCormick & Medley Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one student admitted to the January 2014 Paramedic Science Program.
How to Apply
An application for the Eskenazi Health and 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 email@example.com.
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 contacting Laurie Griffin at 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. After interviews are completed, a scholarship recipient will be announced, along with the paramedic science class roster, on Dec. 1.
Important Dates for 2014 Scholarship Applicants
Paramedic Science Program informational sessions:
- July 29, 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at 18:00 at 3930 Georgetown Rd.
Program and scholarship application due/admission requirements started by:
- Oct. 1
Program and scholarship interviews:
- Oct. 21-24
Scholarship recipient and paramedic class announced:
- Dec. 1
- Dec. 18
About the Program
The Paramedic Science Program through Eskenazi Health 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.