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State offering scholarship assistance to EMS students

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 13:15:10-04

The state of Michigan is giving some students an incentive to take part in a paramedic program at a mid-Michigan college.

Jackson College paramedic students are eligible for $15,000 scholarships as Michigan looks to address a paramedic shortage.

The scholarships are made possible through a partnership between the state of Michigan and the Regional Medical Control Authority network. The scholarships are currently available to qualified applicants for the 2018-19 academic year.

“There are just not as many people as we used to see going through paramedic programs. It’s a national issue,” said Michelle Harper, Manager of Operations, Tri-County Emergency Medical Control Authority. “The hope is that by putting some funds back into the system for scholarships it may help bolster students coming into the field.”

To apply for a scholarship, contact the Jackson College Foundation at 517-787-0244 or send them an email at foundation@jccmi.edu.