Mary Rutan Foundation is proud to support local Emergency Medical Personnel and their efforts in Logan County through the establishment of its EMT/Paramedic Scholarship Program.
“During recent years there has been a decline in the number of local emergency medical personnel available to serve our community, said Tammy Allison, MRH Foundation chief operating officer. After discussion with area squad leaders, we understand that there are individuals interested in obtaining this certification, however the expense of the program is a barrier for them to do so. Because of this, Mary Rutan Foundation Board members have allocated $10,000 to be used for EMT Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic Scholarships”, says Mrs. Allison.
Two Scholarships will be awarded in each area of certification. Scholarships will be valued at $700 for EMT Basic, $750 EMT Intermediate and $2,700 for the Paramedic Certification.
These scholarships should cover 50 percent of the cost of the program. Applicants must be a Logan County resident and serve with a Logan County squad for a 2 year period after obtaining their certification.
“It is our hope that by establishing this program we will assist in building a pool of EMS personnel to serve Logan County residents, especially in our rural communities where volunteers are the first responders should an emergency arise in those area”, said Mrs. Allison. Community members may obtain an application and additional information regarding the scholarship program on the hospital website at www.maryrutan.org, at the information desk in the front lobby of the hospital or by contacting the Foundation office at (937) 599 7003. Applications and all supporting documentation are due July 1, 2016.
Submitted by Mary Rutan Hospital.