Looking to fund your education as a Physician Assistant? The good news is there are plenty of scholarships that can help you afford your degree. Eligibilty varies and can include a minimum GPA. Keep reading below to see what kind of scholarships are available.
Applicants must be U.S. residents who are enrolled in an MA, PTA or OTA program. First year students are welcome to apply. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay on their personal and career goals.
2019, December 1
Medical Assistant Guide
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.
2020, September 5
Iowa Physician Assistant Society
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.
2020, February 10
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
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.
2020, June 30
Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont
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.
2020, April 15
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
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.
2020, April 15
National Black Nurses Association
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.
2021, June 30, September 30, December 31, March 31
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Applicants must be members of underrepresented minority groups or from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must be currently enrolled in medical school or a graduate-level nursing or physician assistant program.
2020, January 31
National Medical Fellowships Inc.
Applicants must be high school graduates or current seniors planning to attend an accredited institution to pursue an American Medical Technologists-certified career, which includes medical laboratory technology, medical assisting, dental assisting, phlebotomy and office laboratory technician. Applicants must provide evidence of financial need.
2020, April 1
American Medical Technologists
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.
2020, May 1
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in their final two years of study. Current employees must be looking to train within a critically-needed area, while non-employees must be applying for a nursing degree. Successful applicants will need to commit to a period of employment with Suburban Hospital after qualification.
2019, November 30; April 30
Suburban Hospital Scholarship Program
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.
2020, July 30
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants