2024 Oklahoma Rural Paramedic Recipients

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2024 Oklahoma Rural Paramedic Scholarship!

Only the top candidates were selected. Each student will receive an award of up to $4,000.   In return, each student will work a minimum of 2 years at a rural EMS and under-served 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:
  • Community need
  • Financial need
  • Dedication to their community
  • Dedication to the EMS profession
  • Ability set an example for professionalism in EMS

The following students are the winners! Ranked in order, the top 19 candidates are:

 

  1. Jamey Vanderpol, Great Plains Technology Center, Survival Flight
  2. Jacob Tidwell, Tulsa Community College Broken Arrow Fire Department
  3. Matthew McKinney, Great Plains Technology Center, Lawton Fire Department
  4. Kollin Elmore, Kiamichi Technology Center, Seeking AMR-Weatherford
  5. Samantha Green, Tulsa Technology Center, Country Corner Fire Department
  6. Cody Wingo, Kiamichi Technology Center, Ponca City Fire Department
  7. Tiffany James, Tulsa Community College, Muskogee County EMS
  8. Tanner Crawford, Kiamichi Technology Center, Ponca City Fire Department
  9. Ashley Davis, Kiamichi Technology Center, LeFlore County EMS
  10. Hunter Hawkins, Kiamichi Technology Center, Ponca City Fire Department
  11. Adam Price, Tulsa Community College, Bixby Fire Department
  12. Zachary Hebensperger, Tulsa Community College, Bixby Fire Department
  13. Baylie Lowery, OSU-OKC, Pafford EMS
  14. Brian Loving, Kiamichi Technology Center, Cushing Fire Department
  15. Jeffrey Jeffries, Godon Cooper Technology Center, McClain Grady EMS
  16. Chad Holder, Kiamichi Technology Center, Ponca City Fire Department
  17. Gunner Francis, Tulsa Community College, Seeking Rural/Underserved Employment
  18. Kristen Graham, Kiamichi Technology Center, Pafford EMS
  19. Jared Stice, Tulsa Technology Center, Seeking Rural/Underserved Employment