National CPR Association

In recognition of your commitment to helping others through the practice of a medical profession, we at National CPR Association invite you to join our Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan to aid you in your endeavors to become a qualified professional in your chosen field.

We shall be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay and one (1) complimentary pass each to the CPR Certification program of their choice, valued at $275, to the second and third place winners. All three winning entries shall be posted on the National CPR Association’s website.


Writing Your Essay

We are looking for a 500-1500 word essay with a focus on your personal thoughts and feelings. Tell us what you think about the possibility that you may be required to perform CPR on someone to save their life – how will you handle the situation, and what kind of preparation will you undertake to ensure you are ready for and up to the task? If you have been involved already in a lifesaving scenario, we would like to read about that as well – include as many specifics as possible and relate your feelings and thoughts about the incident.

Expert knowledge of CPR is neither required not expected, since you may not have yet received training in this lifesaving procedure. Instead, we will be focused on the clarity and cohesion of your message, its sincerity and persuasiveness, and how effective it is judged to be at getting your point across.


How to Enter

You should type and save your entry in Micrososft Word as a .doc or .docx file, named using your last name, first initial, and name of your learning institution.

Attach the file to an email with the subject line “CPR ESSAY CONTEST ENTRY” and include the following in the body of the email:

  • Full name
  • Contact Information (Home Address; Email Address and Telephone number)
  • Name of School
  • Type of Program

Submit your entry via email to no later than April 30, 2020.


Eligible Participants

Anyone enrolled in a college program (under graduate or graduate track) can enter; we are specifically hoping to see entries from students enrolled in programs or courseware in the following fields:

  • Dental School
  • Emergency Medical Technician Program
  • Medical College
  • Nursing School
  • Paramedic Program
  • Pharmacy College
  • Respiratory Therapy Program

Employees of National CPR Association and our affiliates, and employee relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity are prohibited from joining this contest.


  • All entries submitted become the property of National CPR Association
  • Proof of course enrollment may be requested prior to awarding the scholarship and other prizes to the winners
  • Only submit one entry, Duplicate submissions will disqualify entrants.
  • Void where prohibited by law.