The James A. Gilmartin Paramedic Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to support residents of Berks County who are enrolled in the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Paramedic Program. Recipients must have been an EMT or volunteered as an EMT for at least one year before entering the Paramedic Program.

One scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student in the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Paramedic Program who is a resident of Berks County, has financial need, and who demonstrates the ability to succeed in the Paramedic Program based on admissions exam results and passion for the vocation.

To be considered for this scholarship, apply online between May 1st and June 8th. Applicants will be notified in July.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Scholarship” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.

A second scholarship may be awarded at the end of each trimester to the Berks County resident who achieved the highest GPA in the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Paramedic Program for that trimester. There is no application required for the second scholarship.