We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Oklahoma Rural Paramedic Scholarship!

Only the top candidates were selected. Each student will receive an award of up to $3,000. In return, each student will work a minimum of 2 years at a rural EMS agency in Oklahoma providing paramedic-level care.

Each winner was scored by an independent 3-person panel made up of EMS experts. They were scored based on the following criteria:

 

The following students are the winners! Ranked in order, the top 25 candidates are:

  1. Jaitton Balcom, Kiamichi Technology Center, Lifeguard EMS
  2. William Rhodes Jr, Great Plains Technology Center, Fort Sill Fire Department
  3. Jessica Wells, Tulsa Technology Center, Wagoner County EMS
  4. Brendan O'Driscoll, Kiamichi Technology Center, Pawhuska EMS
  5. Travis Peevyhouse, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Seminole Fire Department
  6. Erica Monroe, Kiamichi Technology Center, Lifeguard EMS
  7. Saige Bartel, OSU-OKC, Lifeguard EMS
  8. Andrea Reynolds, Kiamichi Technology Center, Paul's Valley EMS
  9. Braidon Hart, Kiamichi Technology Center, Chandler Fie Department
  10. Richard Postier, Tulsa Community College, Skiatook Fire Department
  11. Alexander Garland, Great Plains Technology Center, Kirk's EMS
  12. Jacklen Gottfried, Kiamichi Technology Center, Life EMS
  13. Drew Taylor, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Seminole Fire Department
  14. John Hambrick, Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton Fire Department
  15. Dakota Shadowen, Kiamichi Technology Center, Cushing Fire Department
  16. Trever Pool, Gordon Cooper Technology Center, Seminole Fire Department
  17. Hunter Poston, Kiamichi Technology Center, LifeNet EMS
  18. Brandon Alexander, Tulsa Technology Center, City of Jay EMS
  19. Amber Childers, Kiamichi Technology Center, Mercy Health
  20. Patric Bias, Rogers State University, Mercy Regional EMS
  21. Michael Hunter, Kiamichi Technology Center, Antlers EMS
  22. Tripp Sanders, Kiamichi Technology Center
  23. Brandon Alan Don, Kiamichi Technology Center, Cushing Fire Department
  24. Kha John Tran, Oklahoma City Community College, Mercy Hospital,
  25. Michelle Howard, Tulsa Technology Center, Mercy Regional EMS