In the event of an emergency, dial 911.
If you have questions or want to apply for this program, email admin@PriorityEMSTX.com
$2,000.00 per student for an EMT course.
$3,200.00 per student for an AEMT course.
$8,000.00 per student for a paramedic course
Scholarship recipient must commit to the following:
One year as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Two years as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or Paramedic [if upgrading your certification]
Within 90 days of completing the DSHS approved EMS course, scholarship applicants must:
Pass the National Registry exam
Complete State certification process
Begin working/volunteering for EMS sponsoring agency
The COVID-19 pandemic and other long-term factors created staffing challenges in the Texas and National emergency medical services (EMS) industry. Almost every Texas EMS agency continues to experience significant staffing shortages
due to EMS professionals feeling the impact of responding to COVID-19. In addition, EMS professionals are leaving the
field at a higher rate than ever due to burnout, the risk of COVID-19, and new career opportunities outside of EMS that can offer higher salaries, among other factors. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) released data indicating that only 35 percent of licensed Texas EMS professionals submitted a patient care report during the first eight months
To support the growing opportunities in the field of EMS, the Texas Legislature is providing $21.7 million to distribute towards the funding of EMS education and retention. The Senate Bill (SB) 8 EMS recruitment and retention initiative aims to increase the Texas EMS workforce by 2,500 certified personnel.
Webb, Zapata & Jim Hogg Texas residents wishing to take advantage of this program will need to contact the Seven Flags Regional Advisory Council (RAC) office or Priority EMS Compliance Director. They can be reached at admin@PriorityEMSTX.com.
The EMSE scholarship funding application and all other supporting documents must be submitted to your regional advisory council (RAC). Signatures of the course coordinator, course sponsor, or sponsoring EMS provider are required to process the submitted request to affirm all parties are aware of this course and that all information submitted on the application is accurate.
Falsifying or omitting documentation related to the need or situation will result in revocation of funds. Persons who knowingly submit erroneous or fraudulent information will be subject to actions by the DSHS in accordance with either 157.16 (relating to provider license) or 157.36 (relating to EMS personnel), as appropriate. It is understood that it is a Class A misdemeanor violation of Texas Penal Code sec. 37.10 to submit a false statement to a governmental agency.
IMPORTANT! If approved and enrolled under this program, if the applicant DOES NOT finish the program or become certified within the parameters set forth by the State of Texas, the applicant WILL BE responsible for paying back the scholarship to the State of Texas or risk financial repercussions.