This fund was established by the Western Berks Ambulance Association in 2019 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors who attend a Berks County high school and who will be pursuing a certification as an emergency medical technician, an advanced emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. The program must be approved by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Preference will be given to students graduating from Wilson High School, Wyomissing Area Junior-Senior High School, and Conrad Weiser Area High School, but all seniors attending a Berks County high school who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply.

This fund honors the following individuals: Glen Hostetter, who was an EMT with WBAA and one of the seven original members of WBAA in 1961; H. David Miller, who was a paramedic with WBAA since 1978; and Michael Leiffer, who was an EMT with WBAA since 1977.

For students to be considered for a scholarship for pursuing a certification to be an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), students must apply online between March 1st and April 8th. Applicants will be notified in May.

For students to be considered for a scholarship for pursuing a certification as a Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), students must 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.