2015 PA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Recognizing that a diverse workforce is essential to improving healthcare delivery to underserved populations and reducing health disparities as the PA profession grows, PA Foundation scholarships are awarded to underrepresented minority students and those who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. PA Foundation scholarship recipients must be student members of AAPA, have successfully completed at least one semester of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, and be in good academic standing.

During the 2015 application cycle, 511 scholarship applications were submitted to the PA Foundation. Recipients were selected based on their understanding of the PA role, what they expect to accomplish as a PA, and relevant volunteer/community service activities.

Congratulations to the following 18 PA students who were awarded scholarships during this application cycle.

Scholarship Name Recipient Name Recipient School
Bristol-Myers Squibb Endowed Scholarship Erin Cote
Paul Gonzales
Marc Robinson
Leisa Tapia
Salus University
University of Texas Southwestern
Eastern Michigan University
Elon University
NCCPA Endowed Scholarship Jennifer Demoss
Traviz Hahn
Steven Hammersmith
Nicole Klopovic
Jamie Ruddy
Raymond Schultz
Marshall B. Ketchum University
Missouri State University
The University of Toledo
University of California, Davis
Duke University
University of Iowa
Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship Jeremy Barnhart
Ruth Legesse
Crystal Osborn
Aivi Phung
Hollie Rudolph
Katherine Spears
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
University of California, Davis
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Loma Linda University
University of Florida
Daemen College
AAPA Rural Health Caucus Scholarship Lindsey Heft
Ricardo Melendrez
Wichita State University
Heritage University