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 26 candidates are:

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