Paramedic Scholarships

The Mid-America Regional Council on Emergency Rescue (MARCER) is composed of professionals in the emergency medical services (EMS) community. One of its goals is to ensure the highest quality of pre-hospital care in the Kansas City region. To help ensure this goal, the committee has established the MARCER Paramedic Scholarship Program.

The MARCER Paramedic Scholarship Program will award scholarships to deserving residents or non-residents employed by EMS agencies in the following counties:


  • Johnson
  • Leavenworth
  • Miami
  • Wyandotte


  • Bates
  • Benton
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Clay
  • Henry
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Lafayette
  • Pettis
  • Platte
  • Ray
  • Saline


Eligible candidates must demonstrate a desire and commitment to serve the public as a paramedic in the MARCER region on successful completion of the program.

  • Basis
    Dedication, passion, and desire to serve others as a paramedic.
  • Eligible Training Institution/Location
    Enrollment in one of the State of Missouri or Kansas licensed/certified paramedic training entities listed below.  
    • Central Jackson County Fire Protection District
    • Johnson County Community College
    • Johnson County Ambulance District
    • Kansas City Kansas Community College
    • Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley
    • University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Applicant Age
    18 years of age and older.
  • Residency Requirement
    Eligible candidates must live or work in the Kansas or Missouri counties listed above.  
  • Terms of Scholarship
    One-time award.
  • Scholarship Types and Amounts
    Eligible candidates may apply for one or both of the following:
    • Tuition Assistance
      $1,000 award paid directly to the training entity
    • Student Need
      $500 award paid directly to eligible candidates to assist with other costs related to training. Examples include, but are not limited to, books, uniforms, vaccines, childcare, costs of living, etc.
  • Number of Scholarships
    Variable dependent on the number of qualified applicants and types of scholarships awarded.  


Application process

The application is now open. Applications are reviewed in the spring and fall for the next semester's award. Only online applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

NOTE: All applications must include a résumé, a copy of your EMT license, two letters of recommendation and proof of enrollment and good standing in an eligible paramedic training program. 

Selection of recipients will be made without discrimination as to race, sex, creed or national origin, and will be based on demonstrated merit and need. Members of MARCER may interview the most qualified candidates.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by email.