PA Student Scholarships

Over the years, the PA Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to PA students, benefitting more than 1,400 future PAs. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds provided through contributions from AAPA members, other individuals, and corporate partners.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a student member of AAPA
  • Attend an ARC-PA-accredited PA program
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of PA studies (semester or quarter) and be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled in PA school at the time the application period closes (May 31, 2019)

2019 PA Student Scholarship Cycle – Now Open!

The 2019 scholarship cycle is open and will close May 31 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Please review the applicant instructional guide before beginning the application process.

The following scholarships are available:

  • AAPA Past Presidents Scholarship – 2 @ $1,000 each
    Awarded to students who demonstrate service leadership through their PA program or through a community health organization/project.
    Apply for AAPA Past Presidents Scholarship >>
  • NCCPA Endowed Scholarship – 3 @ $2,000 each
    Awarded to students who identify as an underrepresented minority and/or economically disadvantaged and/or educationally disadvantaged, based on the definitions provided here.
    Apply for NCCPA Endowed Scholarship >>
  • Ron Pace Memorial Scholarship – 1 @ $1,000
    Awarded to a Florida-based student who is a veteran or the child/dependent of a veteran. Named in memory of Ron Pace, a Florida Academy of Physician Assistants past president and AAPA Outstanding PA of the Year Award recipient, who served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.
    Apply for Ron Pace Memorial Scholarship >>


Each scholarship award will have its own application link. You must click on the link under each scholarship name/description in order to apply for that award.

You will be prompted to create an account when you begin your first application, and will sign into that same account when completing the others; however, you still must click on each individual application link to apply for each award. The general information you provide in the first application will automatically carry over into subsequent applications, and you will only have to complete any additional award-specific questions.

View the applicant instructional guide here.

Questions? Contact Caroline Pierce at or 571-319-4510.

2018 PA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 37 PA students who were awarded scholarships during the 2018 application cycle.

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