Scholarship Fund Program

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The ACEP/EMBC Independent EM Group Master Class (“Indy Class”) is structured to lay the foundation and provide real world insights and guidance from some of the best clinical faculty available. Participants in the Indy Class will leave with information that will empower them to start, maintain and advance an Emergency Medicine group.

  • The mission of Indy Class is to provide a structured and interactive environment for aspiring participants to learn what it takes to start, maintain and advance an EM group.
  • The vision of Indy Class is to empower colleagues with the background, skills, strategies and resources to be successful.
  • The purpose of the ACEP/EMBC Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving ACEP or EMBC members to attend the Indy Class with registration, travel and hotel covered.


For 2024, the ACEP/EMBC Scholarship Fund will award two scholarships of up to $1,000 to cover travel and hotel costs plus free Indy Class registration.

Criteria and eligibility for ACEP/EMBC Scholarship Fund applicants:

  • Applicant must be a member of ACEP in good standing and/or part of an EMBC Regular Member group.
  • Applicant must be available to travel to ACEP headquarters in Irving, TX (near the DFW airport). The date for the course is February 6 - 8, 2024.
  • Applicant must be willing to share their experiences for ACEP and EMBC publicity.

General Instructions:

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED! Deadline for scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. EST, December 14, 2023 (no exceptions).
  • If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space.
  • You will be notified by email, and/or phone regarding the status of your application.
  • If you have any questions about the application, please email ACEP Conferences & Events Manager Leah Stefanini.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

  • Completed application form.
  • Completed essay, as described on Application Form, attached to application.

Completed and eligible applications will be blindly reviewed by members of the EMBC Education committee after ACEP verifies membership and eligibility status.

Deadline: This application form and all other required documentation must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, December 14, 2023. Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.

Questions? Email Leah Stefanini.

ACEP/EMBC Independent EM Group Master Class Scholarship Fund 2024 Application Form

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Eligibility: Applicants must meet these criteria to be eligible (all 4 options are required) *

The Essay

What does the scholarship committee need to know about you in 1,000 words or less? The committee members will be especially interested in these points:

  • Your most notable qualities
  • A brief explanation about yourself
  • Why you feel the Indy Class will be impactful and meaningful for you
  • Why you should be selected

Attach your essay to this form (required).
The essay is limited to:

  • No more than 1,000 words
  • Two print pages (approximately 6,000 characters)

Recommendation:  Carefully proof your essay and know that well-done short essays are admired and appreciated.

File formats supported: pdf, txt, rtf, doc, docx

Certification Statement:
By typing my name below into the *Signed* field, I confirm that all of the information provided above and in the accompanying documents is true and correct to the best of my knowledge (*Date* field is also required and a part of your signature requirement).

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