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Take some time to exhaust your private scholarship possibilities. Who knows? Maybe your church or community organizations have funds available for students. Every little bit helps!

Here are a few resources we've compiled to get you started.

Scholarships for Nurse-Midwifery Students

Scholarships for Physician Assistant Students

  • AAPA Veterans Caucus
    Scholarships intended for veterans or active members of the Guard or Reserves of the Uniform Services. Some scholarships also available to sons, daughters, or spouses of a past or present veteran.
  • AAPA's constituent chapters (state chapters) often award scholarships to PA students whose residence is in that state, not just for the PA students in the state PA programs. An example is the North Dakota PA organization awards a scholarship to a PA student who resides in North Dakota and any student who resides in North Dakota, regardless of which program they attend, is eligible to apply. Be sure to check out the constituent chapter from the state in which you reside.
  • AAPA also has specialty organizations such as SEMPA for emergency medicine PAs. If you have an interest in working in a particular specialty, look at the specialty organizations' websites as there are often scholarships available.
  • PA Foundation
  • Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology
    APAO Scholarship. PA students interested in a career in the field of hematology/oncology. Must be an AAPA member. $2,000-$2,500. Deadline: April 20, 2014.
  • Association of Prevention Teaching & Research
    Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend a leadership symposium in Washington, D.C., and conduct a community-based health education project at their institution. Note: This is more of a program to help you complete a project. You are only awarded $350 and must attend a conference in April that you must pay for.
  • Indian Health Service Scholarships for Native Americans
    HIS Scholarship. American Indians and Alaska Natives who commit to a service obligation. Deadline: late March.
  • MN Academy of Physician Assistants
    MAPA First-year PA Student Scholarship. Must be an MAPA member in the first year of a PA Program. Up to $4,500. Deadline: early March.
  • Physician Assistants for Latino Health
    PALH Scholarship. PA students with leadership in the Latino community or interest in Latino health issues. Must be a member of PALH and AAPA. Deadline: Early May $1,000.
  • Physician Assistants for Orthopaedic Surgery
    Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship. PA students with interest in pursuing career in orthopedics. This award has grown over the past 15 years, and funds permitting, will continue to award two (2) $5,000 scholarships each year. Deadline: April 18, 2018.
  • The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    SPAO-HNS Scholarship. PA students with sincere interest in a career in ENT. The number of scholarships and their monetary reward will depend on available funds and will vary from year to year. $500 per year in didactic or clinical year. Deadline: May 1.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Health Service Corps
    NHSC Scholarship Program. Awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in primary care. Students must commit to serving for 2-4 years upon completion of training. The NHSC also offers a Loan Repayment Program that provides medical providers the opportunity to have their student loans repaid while serving in communities with limited access to care. The next Scholarship Program application is scheduled to pen in Early 2018.

Organizations and Foundations That Offer Scholarships for Graduate Students

Scholarships for Students of Color

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