NOTE: This scholarship is not currently active. View the PA Foundation’s current scholarship offerings.
Limited access to a health professional who is representative of a patient’s cultural or linguistic background is associated with poor health outcomes. According to the Center for American Progress, more than 84,000 lives could be saved annually if the healthcare disparity gap were closed. In recognition of this issue, the Physician Assistant Foundation established a scholarship for underrepresented minority pre-PA students, with the goal of increasing diversity in the physician assistant workforce and alleviating disparities in access to healthcare among underserved populations. This scholarship program is made possible by a generous contribution to the Foundation from Johnson & Johnson.
In 2012, the Physician Assistant Foundation awarded two students beginning their PA studies $25,000 scholarships to support their education. The scholarship recipients were selected based on financial need, academic performance, community service and commitment to providing care in underserved communities.
Emory University School of Medicine PA Program
Touro College School of Health Sciences PA Program
New York, New York