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
Air Force ROTC Scholarship
Covers the costs of tuition, fees, and a reimbursable book allowance, plus a subsistence allowance of up to $500 per month for the academic year. This allowance is tax free and is in addition to any other assistance that the student may receive.
Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants - AFPPA
Three awards are given to students of senior or masters status in the amount of $1500. In addition, the Jim Meeks DFAAPA Memorial AFPPA Student Scholarship in the amount of $1500 will be awarded to two students.
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology – APAO
For applicants interested in an oncology specialty. A $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually in May at the AAPA National Annual Conference.
A national program that helps pay for education loans in exchange or a year of service in designated areas across the United States.
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Scholarship of Excellence Award
Awarded to outstanding allied health students in the amount of $1,000.
The Fellows Memorial Fund provides scholarship loans to students from Northwest Florida who are seeking degrees in the areas of medicine, nursing, and ministry. Loan amounts will be determined by the needs of the applicant (not to exceed $100,000 or $120,000 for those seeking medical degrees) and are interest free until graduation.
Indian Health Service – Health Professions Scholarship
Open to all qualified students of American Indian or Alaskan Native origin. Covers tuition; required fees, books, equipment, and other educational expenses.
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program
Visit nhsc.hrsa.gov for information, or contact them at (800) 221-9393
Parker Family Physician Assistant Studies Endowed Scholarship
Awarded every fall semester to a matriculated student in the amount of $25,000. All students are considered, and no applications are required.
South Baldwin Health Foundation
Allied Health Professions Scholarship
Awarded in October, and open to residents of Baldwin County, Alabama, who desire to remain in the county to work. All students who meet the requirements are considered, and no applications are required.
Veterans Caucus Scholarships
A list of various scholarships awarded to veterans.
USA Financial Aid:
SAAAPA – Financial Aid Resources:
Public Service Loan Forgiveness: