Emergency Medical Assistant Education Fund Award
The EMA application deadline is March 22, 2013 for the current round of selections. Applications received after 12:00am PDST will not be accepted.
An email will be sent to the email address provided on the Award application notifying you of the results of your application. Applications take time to process; however if you are not contacted within 6 weeks of the Application Deadline please contact email@example.com for information on the status of your application.
The EMA Education Fund Awards were generously funded by the Emergency and Health Services Commission for the purpose of supporting the education of Emergency Medical Assistants in British Columbia. This fund provides awards to students enrolled in institutions in the province of BC for Emergency Medical Assistance (EMA) programs that have been approved by the EMA Licensing Board.
Currently there is a severe shortage of paramedics working in rural, northern and remote areas of British Columbia. The EMA awards will help support paramedic students in obtaining their PCP or ACP licenses and increase the number of PCP-licensed paramedics living and working in rural or remote areas of British Columbia as well as the number of ACP-licensed paramedics in all of British Columbia.
- $22,000 each award for Advanced Care Paramedic Program (ACP)
- $5,000 each award for Primary Care Paramedic Program (PCP)
Who Should Apply
Applicants must intend to enroll in, or be accepted to, a full or part-time EMA program in British Columbia that is approved by the BC EMA Licensing Board. Additionally, the Institution offering the program must be a qualified donee (as defined by the Income Tax Act (Canada)) for the purpose of supporting the education of Emergency Medical Assistants in BC. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons currently residing in British Columbia and have lived in BC for at least the past twelve months.
Annually, this Award has three application deadlines. Deadlines for 2013 are:
- March 22, 2013
- July 12, 2013
- November 15, 2013
Please note that award funds will be disbursed approximately two months after the application deadline.
Financial Aid and Awards
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC
All applications must be submitted by March 22nd, 2013. Any applications submitted after this date will not be considered. It may take up to 6 weeks for selections to be finalized and all applicants will be contacted once a decision has been reached.
Note: Please DO NOT contact the department unecessarily. You will be notified of the status of your application throughout this process.
Last updated April 8, 2013