Scholarships in Physician Assistant

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: Last Friday in March (early application recommended)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national enrolled or accepted into an accredited school in the U.S.as a full-time student.

Student Loan Program for Health, Science, & Mathematics

Award: $8,500, Deadline: February

Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and demonstrate financial need.

Physician Assistant Loan Reimbursement Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicant must be attending an accredited Texas college or university.

Suburban Hospital Casey Scholarships

Award: $5,000, Deadline: November 30; April 30

Applicant must be a current employee who is enrolled in a nursing or allied health (e.g. radiology technology, respiratory therapy, medical technology, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy, or physician assistant) undergraduate program or a non-employee who is enrolled in a nursing program leading to a B.S.N. or higher. Minimum 2.5 GPA, two letters of recommendation, transcript, and letter of acceptance/good standing required. Award requires a work commitment at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD, upon completion of degree program.

Professional Student Exchange Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a resident of participating state and attend an approved program at a WICHE participating program.

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program

Award: $30,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must graduate from a college in Maryland or from a law school and be employed full-time in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland. Applicant's employer must help low income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. Applicant must have loans from a university, government, or commercial source used to pay for college expenses. Applicant may not be in default on a loan. Gross salary cannot exceed $50,000 and, if married, combined salaries cannot exceed $110,000.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Health Sciences Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: October 15

Applicant must be a fourth-year medical student entering a primary care internship/residency in West Virginia, be enrolled in the final year of a nurse practitioner, or an undergraduate physician assistant educational program at a West Virginia school.

Woman's Guild Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 1

Applicant must be interested in the pre-medical, pre-dental, physician assistant or physical therapy programs. Minimum 3.8 GPA and 1300 SAT score required.

Health Professions Education Scholarship Program (HPSP)

Award: $10,000, Deadline: n/a

Applicant must be a student who is enrolled or accepted into a dentist, dental hygienist, certified nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialists, or physician assistant program.

Franz Stenzel M.D. and Kathryn Stenzel Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a high school in Oregon who will major in medicine, nursing, or as a physician assistant. FAFSA and minimum 2.75 (2.5 for college students) GPA required.

Associate's Degree Scholarship in Nursing and Medical Assisting

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be pursuing a Nursing and Medical Assisting associate's degree full-time. Selection based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history.

Annual NBNA Scholarships

Award: $6,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be African Americans currently enrolled in a nursing program and be in good academic standing, be members of the NBNA, be members of a local chapter and have at least a full year of school remaining. Applicants must submit with their application an essay, references, an official transcript and evidence of participation in student nurse activities and involvement in the African American community.

NHSC Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: May 7

Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into allopathic or osteopathic medical schools, family nurse practitioner programs, nurse-midwifery programs, physician assistant programs or dental school. Upon completion of training, scholars must choose practice sites in federally designated health professional shortage areas for one year for each year of support received.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 10

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and attend an accredited school of nursing. All applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from their local DAR chapter. However, no affiliation with DAR is necessary.

Nursing Education Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: May 31

Applicants must be Illinois residents, having lived in the state for one year prior to applying and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an approved nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients must agree to work as a nurse in Illinois after graduation.

AfterCollege / AACN Nursing Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500, Deadline: June 30; September 30; December 31; March 31

Applicants must be enrolled in a bachelor's, master's or doctoral program in nursing at an AACN member institution and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Health Resources and Services Administration-Bureau of Health Professions Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Award: $30,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be full-time students, be from a disadvantaged background, demonstrate financial need and be studying in a health field, including medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and others. They must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. All other criteria are set by individual schools.

McLean Scholarship for Nursing and Physician Assistant Majors

Award: $2,500, Deadline: April 15

Applicants must be full-time undergraduates who are majoring in nursing or physician assisting at an Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) member school. They must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have proven leadership skills. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

CampusRN Scholarship Fund

Award: $2,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicants must be nursing students at schools that have registered in the scholarship program by linking to the CampusRN website. An essay is required. Finalists may be asked to submit awards, letters of recommendation and other materials upon selection. One award is given for each of the six geographical regions.

Iowa Physician Assistant Society Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 5

Applicants must be enrolled in an approved Physician Assistant (PA) degree program at a postsecondary institution located in Iowa. They must have had an outstanding undergraduate academic record, strong leadership skills and a well-developed knowledge of the role of the professional physician assistant. Selection is based on academic merit, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to the field of physician assisting, extracurricular activities and professional awareness.

Michigan PA Foundation Annual Scholarship Award

Award: -, Deadline: August 30

Applicants must be in the final year of clinical study in a physician assistant degree program at a school located in Michigan. They must be involved in community service or professional activities and be outstanding academically or demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on professional involvement, community service, academic merit and financial need.

Nathaniel Alston Student Achievement Award

Award: $2,000, Deadline: July 30

Applicants must be current students in good standing who are enrolled in an accredited physician assistant program in the state of Pennsylvania. They must be current Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA) members who demonstrate outstanding leadership and participation in their schools and communities. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

NCAPA Endowment Grant

Award: -, Deadline: June 11

Applicants must be current student members of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA). They must be rising second- or third-year students in an accredited physician assistant degree program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

New Jersey Physician Assistant Foundation/New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: September 20

Applicants must be enrolled in a physician assistant degree program at a school located in the state of New Jersey. They must be student members of the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA). Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

New York State Society of Physician Assistants Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: Open

Applicants must be NYSSPA members who are currently enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant degree program in the state of New York. They must be in the professional phase of their degree program. Previous NYSSPA Scholarship winners, NYSSPA board members and NYSSPA committee chairs are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and professional activities.

Martin Devlin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 30

Applicants must be Vermont residents and must be currently enrolled in a physician assistant program in Vermont or must be recent graduates of such a program who have outstanding student loans and are working or intending to work in Vermont. Previous winners of this scholarship are ineligible. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicants must be U.S. military veterans. They must be enrolled in an accredited physician assistant (PA) training program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Susan Vincent Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be residents of Maine. They must have been accepted into a physician assistant degree program. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.