The 2022 Children’s Scholarship application process is now closed.

Children's Scholarship

Children who have lost a parent or had a parent seriously injured in an air medical or critical care ground transport accident are eligible for financial assistance through the MedEvac Foundation International’s Children’s Scholarship Fund.


The Foundation will award one scholarship of $5,000 to a deserving student entering or enrolled in college, university or vocational-technical school.

Applicants will be evaluated according to academic achievement, financial need and community service. To be eligible applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or accepted into an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Be a dependent of a medical transport crewmember that lost their life due to an air medical or critical care transport accident. This includes parents, step-parents, legal guardians, or grandparents who had a significant role in raising the applicant.

Submit a complete application and all required documentation by August 1, 2022.

Meet our 2021 Children’s Scholarship Recipient, Jake Scepaniak.


On September 17, 2016, Jake Scepaniak’s dad, Scott, was critically injured in an air medical accident while on duty as a flight nurse in Minnesota. Jake was just 14 at the time. As you can imagine, this event shaped his teenage years.


Overnight, Jake took on a lot of added responsibilities, including sharing in the care of his dad who was just starting a painful and extensive recovery process. As a result of his involvement, he developed a keen interest in the healthcare field.


With the help of a MedEvac Foundation International scholarship made possible by the generosity of donors, Jake is now pursuing a degree in nursing at Saint John University in Collegeville, Minnesota.

In the words of Willow Sweeney Flaherty, longtime Scepaniak family friend..