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Scholarships for Physician Assistant Students

The following scholarship resources are available for students in Physician Assistant Programs:

Scholarship Description More Information
Physician Assistant Foundation Scholarship Competitive scholarships for PA students who are currently attending an accredited PA program, are in the professional phase of the program, and are student members of AAPA. Visit the Foundation web pages for a current application. PA Foundation website
Indian Health Service Scholarships Provides financial assistance for American Indian and Alaskan Native (federally recognized only) students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs. Indian Health Service website
National Health Service Corps Scholarships Competitive federal program. Students dedicated to practicing primary care in communities of greatest need can compete for educational scholarships. NHSC website
AmeriCorps National network of hundreds of programs throughout the U.S. and is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents aged 17 or older. This program helps pay for education in exchange for a year of service. AmeriCorps website
Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology Offers a $2500 award for PA students. The award consists of two parts: $500 to help with travel to AAPA's Annual Conference to receive the award, and $2000 (unrestricted). Apply by March 1. APAO website
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery Offers one or two $500 scholarships from the Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship Fund, established to encourage young PA students to enter the field of orthopedics. Apply by August 15. Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery website
Physician Assistants for Latino Health The Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH), a caucus of the AAPA, offers $500- $1,000 scholarship grants to currently enrolled PA students. Apply by June 30th. Physician Assistants for Latino Health website

African Heritage Physician Assistant Caucus

Offers $500 - $1,500 scholarships to student members of the African Heritage PA Caucus (AHPAC) in memory of Prentiss L. Harrison, the nation’s first African-American Physician Assistant and one of the Founding Members of the African Heritage PA Caucus. Apply by January 31st. African Heriatage Physician Assistant Caucus website.

The following fellowship resources are available for students in Physician Assistant Programs:

Fellowship Description More Information

Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Physician Assistant Caucus Student Leadership Fellowship

Offers $1000 grants for two PA students to attend AAPA's Annual Conference to help foster involvement and awareness of the caucus within the AAPA. Apply by January 15. Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Physician Assistant Caucus website

African Heritage/LBGT PA Student Leadership Fellowship

A $1000 travel stipend is available to offset the cost of attending AAPA's annual conference support PA students who identify as Black or of African heritage, as well as LGBT, and who desire service through leadership. Apply by November 15th. African Heritage/LBGT PA Student Leadership Fellowship website

Latino Health/LBGT PA Student Leadership Fellowship

A $1000 travel stipend is available to offset the cost of attending AAPA's annual conference to support PA students who identify as Latino/a/x or of Hispanic heritage, as well as LGBT, and who desire service through leadership. Apply by November 15th. Latino Health/LBGT PA Student Leadership Fellowship website