Christopher Meadows Memorial EMS Education Fund

Our Mission

This fund was created to honor the memory of Christopher Meadows, an emergency medical technician from San Luis Obispo, CA. Chris was killed May 24, 2009, when the ATV he was riding overturned while he was responding to a medical call at Oceano Dunes.

The fund awards annual scholarships to paramedic and EMT school for EMS workers in the Central California area.

Financial support for the fund is generated from company sponsorships and individual donations.

For more information contact Tim Meadows, [email protected]

About Chris

Chris began his pursuit of an emergency medical career while he was studying in the business school at Cal Poly. During his junior year, he enrolled in the EMT program at Cuesta College. After completing the EMT 1 certification, he hired on with San Luis Ambulance in December 2006. After graduating from Cal Poly in June 2007, Chris put his potential business career on hold to work full-time in emergency service.

The more he worked as an EMT, the more he realized that emergency care was right for him, and he was good at it. Chris agonized over which path to pursue – a business career that would be financially rewarding and leverage his college training, or one in emergency services, which he did well and loved, but would never make him rich. Chris joined the Search and Rescue team and was in the process of being appointed the medical team lead when, as a SAR volunteer, he was tragically killed. He was the first member in the history of the SLO Search and Rescue team to be lost in the line of duty. Found in his car after his death were two applications to paramedic schools ready to be mailed. Chris had chosen to pursue what he loved.

Chris never got to continue his career in emergency care. This memorial scholarship fund was established so that others can carry on Chris’s dream.

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Christopher Meadows Memorial EMS Education Fund Video


Advanced Scholarships

  • 2023 – Alexandra Augsburger, Kae Chen, Sofia Terry
  • 2021 – Sarah Dreiling, Katherine Matasci, Julie Senter, Taylor Tucker
  • 2020 – Mardi Nercissian, Gunnar Johnson
  • 2019 –  Skyler Robertson, Timothy Ulleseit
  • 2018 –  Kristen Clarke, Hilary Wolfe

Paramedic Scholarships

  • 2023 – Molly Anderson, Luis Arreola, Dana Brancati, David Cocar, Nelea Fong, Judith Gomes, Bryan Jauregui Gomez, Jakob Langholz, Cherish Minikin, Christopher Mitchell, Carrie Myers, Tiana Naake, Travis Olson, Nikko Trinidad
  • 2022 – Matthew Hallmark, Hailey Jameson, Sean Mackle, Felicia Pelaez, Carlos Rodriguez, Isaiah Woods
  • 2021 – Antonio Arrelano, Morgan Bailey, Adan Cisneros-Villa, Chad Coulter, Megan Conway, Julianna Figueroa-Paredes, Graham Gomez
  • 2020 – Sebastian Burch, Alejandra Cardenas, Diana Marroquin, Olivia Musial, Jason Robles, Joseph Schow
  • 2019 –  Molly Ayres, Jacqueline Blumeyer, Gaston Lau, Miguel Reyes, Aldina Thornberry
  • 2018 –  Jeremy Ramirez, Jean Reade, Kayla Pedrani, Nitisha Carr, Nicholas Conforti, Tim Nurge
  • 2017 – Mark Blattler, Nissa Guerrero, James Hoover, Carlos Manriquez, Viet Vo
  • 2016 – Tyler Brandt, Candra Cooper, Jamie McRoy, Evin Murphy, Scott Sherrill
  • 2015 – Jason Arroyo, Tania Coulombe, Rachael Ridenour, Timothy Ulleseit
  • 2014 – Taylor Alaimo, Dustin Bury, Natacia Garcia, Jonathan Nugent, and Danielle Vidal
  • 2013 – Patrick Patton, Brent McNichols, and Grant Brady
  • 2012 – Mayra Cazares and Robby McCain
  • 2011 – Matthew Brody
  • 2010 – Scott Schieber

EMT Scholarships

  • 2023 – Caleb Bramsen, Drew Darke, Jake Ethington, Samuel Evans, Francisco Gonzales, Grace Hoese, Shelby Miller, Andrew Prater, Kaitlyn Tolin
  • 2022 – Wyatt Marshall, Daniel Samie, Damien Torres, Clara Vargas
  • 2021 – Shannon Ferrall, Jessica Hale, Ella Lenox
  • 2020 – Anna Hicks, Madison Norton, Michelle Patenaude
  • 2019 –  Emily Barbero, Emily Gacad
  • 2018 – Sunny LaLonde, Shelby Thomas, Madison Harris
  • 2017 – Jeffrey Patenaude, Cole Saunders
  • 2016 – April Denny, Skyler Robertson
  • 2015 – Mikayla Lowe, Lucy Schermesser
  • 2014 – Kayla Pedrani, Heath Gallagher, Cheyenne Charley
  • 2013 – Luke Yessner

Our Sponsors:

Central Coast Emergency Physicians

Christopher Meadows EMT Scholarship Guidelines
Christopher Meadows Memorial EMS Education Fund
Christopher Meadows EMT Scholarship Guidelines

Fund Administrator

  • Tim Meadows


By Mail:
Christopher Meadows Memorial EMS Education Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane | Truckee, CA | 96161

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The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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