Scholarships and Financial Aid for students accepted into the UNM EMS Bachelors Program

Offered by the University of New Mexico

Students in the EMS program (Pre-EMS and admitted students) are eligible for all UNM scholarships for which they qualify.

For more information, contact UNM SOM Financial Aid Office UNM SOM Financial Aid Office.

Offered by the UNM Department of Emergency Medicine, EMS Academy

EMS Academy Undergraduate Need Based Scholarship

  • Starting with the Summer 2018 semester, the EMS Academy will award several scholarships each year to support to 3rd and 4th year School of Medicine, Bachelors of EMS students.
  • No application is needed; this is not a competitively selected scholarship.
  • The award will be based on unmet need as determined by information submitted in the FAFSA.
  • All students who wish to be considered should submit a FAFSA
  • Awards will be up to $1000 per semester including Fall, Spring and Summer for 3rd year Paramedic students; and Fall and Spring for 4th year seniors.
    • For students who are awarded the scholarship during the 3rd/Paramedic year, their award may continue for up to 1 additional year and will include Fall and Spring of the 4th/senior year as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress.

National EMS Scholarship Resources:

ZOLL EMT Scholarship Program

  • The ZOLL® EMT Scholarship Program awards medical education grants to qualifying EMTs who show a commitment to the profession. The goal of the program is to support the education of EMTs (EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced) who are working toward their paramedic certification (EMT-P).
  • Qualified applicants must be employed (or volunteer) as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Advanced by a licensed EMS service and have no less than 2,500 hours of field experience. Acceptance for consideration requires submission of a complete application by the annual deadline (April 15).
  • The application will be available on the program website: (Usually due in April.) 

Platinum Education Group- Platinum Scholarships

  • Through this scholarship program, Platinum Educational Group’s goal is to provide students entering the EMS, Nursing, and Allied Health fields assistance in funding their education. In 2015, they launched their program for EMS students only. In 2016, they expanded their programs (to include Platinum Tests and Platinum Planner) and scholarships to include the Nursing and Allied Health fields.
  • They are proud to continue to offer students $1,000 scholarships in EMS, Nursing and Allied Health fields for 2018.
  • The application will be available on the program website: (Usually due in July.)  

NAEMT EMS Scholarships

  • Application deadlines: June 15 and Sept. 15
    Submit application
  • The following scholarship opportunities are offered twice yearly to coincide with the fall-winter and spring-summer school semesters. View Details and Guidelines.
    • First Responders (to become EMT-Basic) – up to $500 each
    • EMT-Basic (to become EMT-Paramedic) – up to $5,000 each
    • Paramedics (to advance education in the realm of EMS) – up to $2,000 each
    • The above scholarships are available to full, Active NAEMT members to advance your EMS education.

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

State of New Mexico Financial Incentives For Health Professionals

New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program

  • The purpose of the New Mexico Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) is to provide repayment for outstanding student loans of practicing health professionals. As a condition of the program, a health professional must make a two year service commitment to practice full-time in a designated medical shortage area in New Mexico. The HPLRP is a competitive program. Application to the program does not guarantee funding.
  • Two year service commitment in a health professional shortage area.
  • Audiologist, Emergency Medical Technician, Laboratory Technician, Nutritionist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Radiology Technician, Respiratory Care Provider, Speech Language Pathologist, and other health care professions are eligible.
  • The maximum allowable award is $25,000.00 per year. Factors which may affect the award amount include the applicant's amount of student loan debt and available funding for the program. Recipients are eligible for renewal upon completion of a two-year obligation.
  • The application will be available on the program website:

 New Mexico Allied Health Loan For Service Program

  • The purpose of the Allied Health Loan-For-Service is to increase the number of allied health professionals in areas of the state which have experienced shortages of health practitioners, by making educational loans to students seeking certification/licensure in an eligible health field For every year of service provided in a designated shortage area within New Mexico, a portion of the loan will be forgiven. If the entire service agreement is fulfilled, 100% of the loan is eligible for forgiveness. Penalties will be assessed if the service agreement is not satisfied.
  • The award is based on financial need of the student. The award may not exceed $12,000.00 per year. The award is for a period of one year but may be renewable for up for four years upon resubmission of an application each year.
  • The application will be available on the program website:  


The EMS Academy makes every effort to maintain accurate information regarding outside scholarships, but information is subject to change over time. Contact the scholarship granting organization with any questions.