Stay tuned for information on 2020 scholarships!

Richard Beebe Memorial Scholarship

The Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council is proud to honor Rich's legacy by providing financial assistance to paramedic and educator students through our Richard Beebe Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is funded through individual dontations and fundraising events. Awards are granted in July of each year.

Richard Beebe (6/25/57 - 6/5/16) was a paramedic, RN, author and educator from Albany, NY. He passed away in June of 2016 from injuries that were sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Rich touched many lives as a provider and shaped many careers and minds in classrooms throughout the country.  He always proved to be most popular and got rave reviews for his knowledge and sense of humor for any lecture or conference. He brightened any room that he entered with his booming laugh, infectious positive attitude and desire to make friends with anyone who wanted to chat or enjoy a cigar.

Rich often went out of his way to help his brothers and sisters in EMS. He took the role of mentor to heart and could often be seen behind the scenes coaching and encouraging a new instructor, helping someone study or giving advice at a local Starbucks. We will be forever thankful for his friendship, service as a provider, dedication to education, and leadership. He will forever be in our hearts and is still very much a part of EMS.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital's Auxiliary EMS Programs Scholarship (for ECH's Paramedic Program only)

The Elizabethtown Community Hospital's Auxiliary Scholarship for EMS Programs was established in 2019. The Auxiliary realizes the value of supporting the local communities in bettering the EMS response to the highest level possible. Their understanding of community needs and the needs of ECH's Paramedic students is the key to promoting a health system and improving the overall community health. The Auxiliary's EMS Scholarship program will fund Five (5)- $1000 scholarships.