The Fitch EMS Foundation is a non-profit entity that supports leadership development and research efforts for emergency medical services and public safety. We also promote leadership diversity; awareness of health equity needs and improved engagement among service leaders and the communities they serve.
Scholarship categories include Leadership Mentoring, Industry Specific Leadership Education, and a grant to assist EMS leaders in completing a baccalaureate degree. In addition, membership fee waivers for several national associations will be also awarded by the Foundation.
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].
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.
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].
The Foundation was developed to honor the 50+ year leadership development commitment of EMS Pioneer Jay Fitch, PhD and the on-going commitment of Fitch & Associates to EMS professional development.
The non-profit Foundation has developed programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to support leadership development and research efforts for emergency medical services and public safety. We promote diversity, awareness of health equity needs and improve engagement among service leaders and the communities they serve.