To support the growing opportunities in the field of EMS, the Texas Legislature is providing $21.7 million to distribute towards funding EMS recruitment, education, and retention. STRAC is providing scholarship funding to qualified Department of State Health Services (DSHS) licensed EMS providers to increase the EMS workforce within TSA-P.
- Up to $2000.00 per student that completes an EMT class including books, materials and one NREMT exam fee.
- Students must commit to serving one year as an Emergency Medical Technician/96 hours per month working or volunteering on an ambulance.
Within 90 days of completing a DSHS approved EMS course, students must:
- Pass the National Registry exam
- Complete State Certification process
- Begin working or volunteering for a DSHS licensed EMS provider
Scholarships are provided by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to approved EMS education programs or licensed EMS providers. Scholarships are available based on documented need, with special attention given to rural and underserved areas within Texas.