UW Health Offers Scholarships for Paramedic Training to Veterans
Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health is offering scholarships to U.S. veterans for paramedic training at the Emergency Education Center in Madison.
Ralph Turner, vice president of facilities and support services, said applications for the three scholarships will be accepted between March 1 and April 30.
The full-time course begins in mid-September.
"Veterans have great work ethics," said Turner. "They are loyal, show up on time and are always willing to learn. I can't think of a better way to honor them than to offer these training scholarships."
Tami Morin, director of emergency services for UW Health, said the annual scholarship will cover the tuition expenses for the nine-month course. Travel and housing are not included.
"UW Health is committed to veterans and the scholarships are an extension of that long-standing commitment," said Morin. "In addition to the benefit of training veterans to be paramedics, there are job opportunities after graduation within our Emergency Department. We like to hire veterans as emergency department technicians, but this advanced training is required."
Date Published: 02/17/2016