LCCC Receives Grant to Provide Veteran Scholarships for EMT Training

published Thursday, October 21, 2021
– In partnership with the Wawa Foundation, the Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation will award six scholarships of up to $1,488 each to veterans and active service members residing in Lehigh County for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) noncredit program. The funding will cover full tuition and books for the EMT program.
 
Upon successful completion, the student will be Pennsylvania DOH certified and be eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT credential. To qualify, eligible applicants must meet the following requirements.
 
  • Be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Lehigh County.
  • Military persons must show proof of military service.
  • Secure a physician release form and show proof of health insurance.
  • Have a goal to secure a job as an EMT or continue in post-secondary education after completing the program.
  • Applicants must meet with the Job Training-Healthcare Specialist and complete a noncredit course registration form and any additional enrollment requirements.
 
There are a limited number of full tuition scholarships available. Applications are currently being accepted for the class that will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 1 through June 16, 2022, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., and one or two Saturdays each month, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class location is at the George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute, 2100 Mack Blvd. Allentown, Pa.
 
For additional information about this veteran scholarship, contact Jennifer Leach, LCCC Healthcare Specialist, at 610-799-1669 or email jleach1@lccc.edu. For other program information, contact Leslie Bartholomew, LCCC’s Director of Returning Adult and Veteran Services, at 610-799-1545 or email lbartholomew@lccc.edu.