Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, endowed by FirstWatch

Fitch EMS Foundation

Jack Stout EMS Fellowship

The Jack Stout EMS Fellowship, endowed by FirstWatch, will be open to any aspiring EMS leader who is interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills to lead EMS systems now and in the future. Named for the late Jack Stout, considered to be the father of high-performance EMS systems, the Fellowship will allow selected individuals to learn the principles espoused by Stout.


Jack Stout Fellows will attend the Pinnacle meeting and either the Fitch Ambulance Services Manager (ASM) program or the Communication Center Manager (CCM) program with all expenses covered by FirstWatch. Fellows will be mentored by FirstWatch senior leaders Todd Stout, Founder and President, Randy Skomsvold, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Silvia Verdugo, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Mike Taigman, Improvement Guide, among others, including Jay Fitch, PhD and other members of the Fitch leadership team. In addition, leaders like former hospital CEO Bill Atkinson Atkinson, Ph.D., EMT-P, will be offering their unique perspectives.


Application Deadlines & Award Dates

The online 2023-2024 scholarship application process will open on March 1 and will close May 1, 2023. The Foundation’s scholarship committee will select winners and they will be announced at the Pinnacle Leadership Conference. The award recipients and all other applicants will receive an email notifying them of the decision. For any questions or concerns, please email the scholarship committee at [email protected]


Sponsorship Opportunities 

The Foundation is endowed by the EMS consulting firm Fitch & Associates, other major organizations, and individuals that believe that the future of our profession requires the aggressive development of its future leaders. If you are interested in providing a named scholarship or other financial support, please contact Jay Fitch at [email protected]


Jack Stout EMS Fellowship Scholarship Application

If you’re interested in the Jack Stout Fellowship Scholarship from the Fitch EMS Foundation, please fill out the electronic application below and submit when finished.


A member of our team will reach out to you after we conduct a comprehensive review.

Please answer the following questions:


I understand that submitting this application form does not guarantee that I will receive a scholarship or grant. I understand that scholarships are competitive and that applications are reviewed by an independent panel that recommends selection to the Foundation Board.

If I am selected to receive a scholarship or grant, I understand that I will be contacted by the Foundation using the phone number or email I have provided on this application form. I accept that if I am selected, I may be recognized and my name, photo, organization name and city/state of residence may be shared publicly.

I certify that all information provided in the application form above is truthful and has been completed to the best of my knowledge and in good faith. I understand that if I falsify information contained in this form, the Foundation reserves the right to deny me consideration for current and future scholarship opportunities.

Fitch EMS Foundation

Benefits for Award Recipients

Being a Fitch Foundation Award Recipient opens the door to a community of high-performing peers and mentors and leadership development.

The Fitch Foundation offers events, lifelong leadership development, volunteer, and professional opportunities, and more to its award winners.