In late 2012 the USA Department of Physician Assistant Studies received its first endowed scholarship due to the generosity of Pensacola, FL residents Dr. Ron Parker and his wife Nancy. The goal in creating this scholarship is to give back to deserving students to receive support in their pursuit of becoming a PA health care professional and decreasing the PA workforce shortage in the USA service area.
Award amount: $1,250
In 2012 the Department of Physician Assistant Studies received a Health Resources Services Administration Primary Care Training Grant. The five-year grant is part of the administration’s initiative to increase the supply of primary care practitioners in the United States. Funding priority was given to grantees that encourage strong recruitment, retention, and education programs for veteran applicants and students, including academic recognition of medical training and experience during military service.
In conjunction with this, funding has now been made available to offer scholarships to both first year and second year students for the remaining three years of the grant.
Award amount: Four (4) $5,000 scholarships
Applications for both scholarships will be accepted until September 11, 2014.