The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) Foundation, a 501c3 Charitable Foundation is proud to announce the winner of our 2022 - 2023 Academic Year Annual Scholarship: Victoria Obst.
The WEMSA Foundation Selection Committee reviewed all applications from students enrolled in approved EMS programs across Wisconsin before coming to a decision. This scholarship was made possible as part of a 5-year commitment from the Schoenleber Foundation, Inc. to provide an annual scholarship of $1,000 to students enrolled in approved EMS programs in Wisconsin.
The WEMSA Foundation appreciates the Schoenleber Foundation for their donation and annual commitment to make this scholarship possible. We thank every applicant for submitting to this scholarship program and we hope to provide additional scholarship opportunities in the future. We are actively seeking additional donors to expand the number of scholarships we provide on an annual basis.
Victoria Obst will be honored at the WEMSA 2023 Conference & Expo held in Green Bay, WI on February 1st - 4th, 2023.
Victoria Obst Bio: My name is Victoria Obst and I am a Paramedic student at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland, WI, working toward completing my Associate’s degree. I have worked as an Emergency Services Technician at Aurora and as a Firefighter/EMT on the Jackson Fire Department for the last two years. My educational background includes completing my B.S. of Mechanical Engineering from MSOE in May of 2021, however, my passion has always been healthcare. I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings over the last six years as a CNA prior to becoming an EMT: skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. After moving to Jackson two years ago, I joined the fire department because I wanted to serve my community. From there, I attended EMT school, where I truly found my passion was being an EMS provider. My long term goals include working on my fire department as a paramedic, and eventually pursuing medical school. I recently welcomed my daughter, Ariella, into my family in July and have navigated motherhood and managed my time carefully to also attend school and clinical hours, and keep up my skills by working. I am extremely thankful to the WEMSA Foundation for the generous scholarship they have awarded me, which will allow me to continue my education so that I may obtain my long term goals.
The Wisconsin EMS Association Foundation is a charitable organization which seeks to address the needs, and provide the means, to further the opportunities for the education and training of emergency medical services personnel; and to improve the health and well-being of communities through education to have a greater awareness of issues involving emergency medicine.