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National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program

April 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program

The National CPR Foundation is proud to present the National CPR Foundation Scholarship Program for students aspiring to study or currently studying healthcare or education.

Every month we will award a $500 scholarship to students pursuing careers in healthcare or education. We are thrilled to support passionate individuals who make a difference not just in the classroom, but through all aspects of their lives.

These vital fields are experiencing global exponential growth and are essential to the success of the National CPR Foundation’s mission, which offers online cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) courses to individuals and groups around the world interested in learning life-saving techniques for a variety of settings.

Each month, a scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating why they are driven to attain a degree in the education or healthcare fields through a written essay. The scholarship may be used for education expenses at the school the winner is currently attending or is enrolled in for future attendance.

Essay finalists will be presented on the National CPR Foundation website, and shared on social networks and voted upon via social sharing, which may influence but not determine the winner.

Qualifications to Apply

To qualify for the National CPR Foundation Scholarship Program, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and studying in the United States
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Be currently enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare- or education-related field

If not currently enrolled, you must be applying to a college or university with plans to major in a healthcare- or education-related field for enrollment the following academic year.

Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in subsequent months. Scholarships will only be awarded one time to each winner. Past winners are not eligible to apply again.

How to Apply

To apply, qualifying students must submit a 500- to 750-word essay describing what motivates them in their career aspirations, and why they want to pursue or are currently studying for a healthcare- or education-related degree. Each application will be judged against other applications received in that same month.

A selection of finalists among the essays will be chosen by the National CPR Foundation, which will share finalist essays on our website. The essays will be able to be voted upon by the public through social media sharing, such as Facebook Likes, Tweets, and Google +1s. While the social popularity and online response of the essays may have some influence on winning essays, it is not the sole basis of our final decision.

To apply, email submissions@nationalcprfoundation.com with the following information:

  • Name, email address, and phone number
  • A Microsoft Word document containing the 500- to 750-word essay, with name, email address, and phone number at the top of each page
  • Most recent school transcript and proof of current school enrollment or future school enrollment
  • (Optional) Resume or CV

We are interested in learning more about what made you interested in pursuing a career in healthcare or education, what your goals are with your studies, what type of career you envision upon graduating, and how you hope to positively impact the lives of those you work with.

The National CPR Foundation relies on talented individuals to spread the life-saving message of the importance of CPR certification to protect lives around the world. Our goal with this scholarship program is to inspire the next generation of educators and healthcare providers to share their knowledge and passion for helping others with those they interact with.

We are proud to support today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.


Kierra J. Smith
(305) 626-3786