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Scholarship Opportunities

Although we currently do not offer scholarships or financial aid, there are resources on local and national levels to look into. We have compiled this list for students as a tool to explore possible assistance with funding their training.

Disclaimer: The opportunities listed on this page do not serve as an endorsement or advertisement of any program or entity. While we strive to provide accurate information, the details of these external scholarship opportunities may change without notice. Users are encouraged to verify the validity and current status of any scholarship before applying. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.

We also strongly encourage you to verify with the specific scholarship entity that the Alabama Fire College would qualify for the award. Scholarships marked with a red verification badge have been confirmed as an approved educational institution by the awarding entity.

Alabama Volunteer Rescue Student Tuition Program

Volunteering as an EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic increases the worker’s experience and helps local communities. In order to qualify for the Alabama Volunteer Rescue Student Tuition Program, the applicant must commit – and show verification of a commitment – to at least two years of service to a volunteer fire or rescue squad. Volunteer fire departments, rescue squads, ambulance services, or their associations who pay for students’ tuition costs upfront are eligible. Download the linked file for more information and the required documentation.

Bryant Gladney Paramedic Education Scholarship

“The Bryant Gladney Paramedic Education Scholarship is for students who are attending a program to become a Paramedic. We are looking for students who display a strong passion for serving their community and who plan to pursue a life-long career in emergency medicine. We award four $1,500 scholarships per semester.” (gladneyfoundation.org)

Chief Lawrence J. Nemec Jr. Memorial Scholarship for Volunteer EMTs / FFs

Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who has financial need and works as a volunteer EMT or firefighter may apply for this scholarship.

IAFC Foundation Scholarships (Multiple)

“The IAFC Foundation recognizes the complex world in which first responders operate. Science, technology, communications, and policy are constantly changing and evolving. It’s critical that our first responders master the challenges of today and tomorrow. The IAFC Foundation helps ensure that our men and women are prepared to meet these challenges by providing opportunities to support their educational needs.” (iafcf.org)

Jerry Garrett and Starlinne Sullivan Memorial EMS Scholarship

The Jerry Garrett and Starlinne Sullivan Memorial Scholarship has been established for Alabama residents enrolled in the field of healthcare and is geared specifically toward those in the nursing and EMS fields.

NAEMT Foundation Scholarships

“The NAEMT Foundation works to strengthen and build a better future for EMS through funding EMS education and research. One of the challenges facing EMS today is recruitment and retention of EMS practitioners. In an effort to address this challenge, the NAEMT Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to individuals interested in pursuing a career in EMS.” (naemt.org)

Robert F. Lawson Fund for Careers that Care Scholarship

This scholarship seeks to support high school and undergraduate students who intend to spend their careers helping other people. Any low-income high school senior or undergraduate student who is planning to pursue a career in healthcare, social work, government, education or a related field may apply for this scholarship.

Skylar's Hope Scholarship

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of Skylar Holly by supporting students who share his passion for helping others and making the world safer. Any high school senior, undergraduate, or trade school student who is pursuing a career as a first responder (firefighter, police officer, EMT, etc.) may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

VFW Youth Scholarships (Multiple)

“The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $35,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you.” (VFW.org)