Scholarship provides free training to become an EMT

Recipients could become an EMT in five months for free and must pledge to work in south central Minnesota

NEW ULM, Minn. (May 30, 2024) — Allina Health New Ulm Medical center, in partnership with Hobart and Charlotte Anderson Estate and others, is offering scholarships to future emergency management technicians. Applicants have until Monday, August 19, 2024 to apply.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Scholarship recipients will have 100% of their tuition covered. The EMT training will be held in Springfield, Minnesota and run from September 9, 2024 through January 22, 2025. Recipients could become EMTs in five months or less. They will complete:

  • 160 hours of in-class training and ambulance ride-alongs.
  • Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

“EMT training provides the opportunity for a meaningful career,” said Mark Newman, Operations Supervisors of Allina Health Emergency Management Services. “Our EMTs are a critical part of providing exceptional and accessible care to the communities we serve. We are thrilled to be able to provide a scholarship to make it easier for people to join this field.”

EMTs are trained to provide emergency medical care and safely transport patients in a variety of settings, including life-threatening emergencies and non-emergency medical situations. There is a high demand for EMTs in New Ulm and surrounding communities. Scholarship recipients must pledge to serve as an EMT in the south central Minnesota region, including New Ulm, Springfield, Lamberton, Winthrop, Courtland, Fairfax, Lafayette and Sleepy Eye.

Hobart and Charlotte Anderson Estate, Southern MN EMS Education, Allina Health New Ulm Medical Center, Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, and City of Springfield partnered to create this scholarship program.

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