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Are you opting for health training in Physician Assistant? Health is a vital aspect of every society and health practitioners’ training especially Physician Assistants, are taken serious and is quite expensive especially in the United States.

However, there is no need to worry because with the ongoing PA School Scholarships 2019, you can fund your studies with little or no tuition. In this writing, we shall explore the top PA Scholarship opportunities.

The health sector is of apparent importance in any community. However, considering the capital intensity of tertiary education, many students and the fact that many students drop out of college for not being able to keep funding themselves.

There has been a good number of recorded dropouts and our community cannot grow with this kind of records. And that is why some platforms, individuals, firms etc. has taken it upon themselves to provide scholarship for tertiary education students.

What to know about Physician Assistants (PA)

Physician Assistants are playing larger roles within the health care hierarchy.  While PA’s are not doctors, they are certified to perform many medical procedures that were once left to Medical Doctors.

Depending on the nature of a particular practice, the staff physicians assistants may work with unlimited autonomy – treating patients just like the doctors do, or the PA’s might act as the medical doctors’ go-to helpers. This is an important field in the dimension of health.

Despite the fact a PA is not the head doctor but he or she has a basic knowledge of how to handle patients and perform a procedure as the case may be.

PAs perform their duties under the direction of physicians, but those who enter the field should expect to be trained in diagnostic medicine, pharmacology and anatomy. Physician’s Assistants continue to fill vital roles at hospitals and clinics, and the participation of specialized PA’s will only increase as the country continues to struggle with medical care issues.

Rural areas and critical-shortage medical facilities are well-served by PA’s when doctors are in short supply.  PAs work in hospitals, private and public health clinics, nursing homes, urgent care facilities, imaging centers and nearly anywhere patient care is provided.

Earning your stripes requires devotion to the demanding PA curriculum. For the greatest job mobility, make sure to enroll in an accredited program.

The field medics is one of the most important fields in most countries including the United States of America. And under this consideration, scholarships has been made available to fund students majoring in this field. Below is listed scholarships for Physician Assistant students.

1 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS (SDS)

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program promotes diversity among health profession students and practitioners by providing Scholarships to full-time students with financial need from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs.

Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the allowable costs (i.e., tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses with a cap for the total scholarship award of $30,000).

Priority consideration will be given to applicants that work to place graduates in medically undeserved communities.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, nursing (as defined by section 801 of the PHS Act), pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, chiropractic, allied health, a school offering a graduate program in behavioral and mental health practice, or an entity providing programs for the training of physician assistants.

Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply if all other eligibility requirements are met.

To be eligible, applicants must also be carrying out a program to recruit and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Applicants must demonstrate that the program has achieved success based on the percentage of disadvantaged students who are enrolled and have graduated from the school. At least twenty percent of their enrolled students and graduates must be disadvantaged.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Amount of Funding

Up to $650,000 per year

Number of awards: Up to 99

Project period: 4 years

Total funding available: $43,687,000

Student scholarships must be at least 50 percent of the student’s annual tuition costs up to a maximum amount of $30,000 to cover the cost of attendance.

Application Process

Links to the application and more information are available at www.throughgrants.gov.

Deadline

Jan 25, 2019

Contact

For business, administrative, or fiscal issues:

Kim Ross

301.443.2353

kross@hrsa.gov

For programmatic issues and technical assistance:

Denise Sorrell

301.443.2909

mailto:DSorrell@hrsa.gov

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2 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are pursuing one of the following degrees with a primary care specialty:

  • Medicine (MD or DO)
  • Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Physician Assistant

Scholarship recipients must commit to providing primary care health services at an approved site in a high-need urban, rural, or frontier community upon completion of their degrees. Recipients are expected to provide one year of full-time equivalent service for each year of the scholarship.

Eligibility

Students pursuing eligible disciplines must also be:

  • U.S. citizens or nationals
  • Full-time students at accredited schools
  • Free from any other service obligation

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide and U.S. Territories

Amount of Funding

The scholarship pays for tuition, education-related expenses, and a monthly stipend in exchange for a minimum of 2 years of full-time service at an approved site, with a maximum of 4 years.

Applicants who choose to work half-time must agree to a service commitment of a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 8 years.

Deadlines

May 10, 2018 and 2019

Application Process

Links to application instructions and the online application portal are available on the program website. https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/p7tt2hq4o54

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3 HEALTH CAREERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Winners of the Health Careers Scholarship Program demonstrate a strong motivation to pursue a health care career, academic excellence, a dedication to community service and a need for financial support of their education. The program is open to higher education students entering their junior and senior years of full-time undergraduate study in the coming fall. This program is not open to first-year undergraduates, high school students or graduate students.

Amount of Funding

Up to $7,500 each academic year

Awards Available: 6

Deadline

May 06, 2019

Contact

Scholarship Committee: 500 Victory Road

Quincy, MA 02171scholarship@gallagherstudent.comfax: 617-479-0860

Links to the application and more information are available at https://www.gallagherstudent.com/scholarship/

4 AAHD FREDERICK J. KRAUSE SCHOLARSHIP ON HEALTH AND DISABILITY

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (must be at least enrolled as a junior in college) in an accredited university who is pursuing studies related to the health and disability, to include, but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life of persons with disabilities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Amount of Funding

Up to $999 each academic year

Deadline

November 15th 2019

Contact

Scholarship Committee: 110 N. Washington Street

Suite 328-JRockville, MD 20850

scholarship@aahd.us301-545-6140

Links to the application and more information are available at https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/

5 AAUW RETURN TO LEARNING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Lombard Area Branch of AAUW “Return to Learning” scholarship to assist in completing an undergraduate or master’s degree, or a certification program. Students must reside in Lombard, Villa Park, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Addison, Glendale Heights or Glen Ellyn, Illinois in order to apply and are continuing college after a significant interruption.

Special consideration is given to women who demonstrate strong academics, financial need, and an interest in a STEM field of study.

For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

Amount of Funding

Up to $2,500 each academic year

Deadline

April 1st 2019

Awards Available: 1

Contact

Scholarship Committee: 1350 Ridgefield Circle, Carol Stream, IL 60188630-353-0149

Links to the application and more information are available at

https://lombard-il.aauw.net/scholarships/

6 ACF TRYTHALL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN CONTINUING EDUCATION

Amount of Funding

Up to $1,000 each academic year

Deadline

June 07th 2019

Awards Available: 4

Application Criteria

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Regularly working a minimum of 20 hours a week while simultaneously attending school. Summer jobs, if not attending school, do not count
  • 2.8 minimum GPA
  • Must be studying the fields the Trythall’s staffing company focused on. These include: Healthcare, Education, Science (not a social science), Engineering, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance or Computer Science
  • Must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree or beyond do not qualify
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in your declared major
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Although not required, volunteer and community service history is encouraged and will be taken into consideration

Application Requirements

  • Current Transcripts
  • Resume including if applicable volunteer and community
  • Service Letter to the committee – including personal and professional goals, financial need, reasoning behind selection of major, personal conquests most proud of and most pressing challenges today
  • Letter of recommendation from current employer to include current work schedule and average weekly hours worked during the current/last school term
  • Please include the template provided by the Foundation for verification from the payroll department to confirm hours worked during the last/current school term.

Contact

Scholarship Committee: P.O. Box 25266

Albuquerque, NM 87176-5266, Tel: 505-883-6240, fax: 505-883-3629

Links to the application and more information are available at

7 AHLSWELL SCHOLARSHIP

The Ahlswell Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior or former graduate of Arapahoe High School who is or will be enrolled full-time at 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Preference is given to majors in education, health care, agriculture, construction or related trades.

Amount of Funding

Up to $500 each academic year

Deadline

March 31st, 2019

Awards Available: 1

Contact

Lincoln Community Foundation

215 Central Mall S Ste 100Lincoln, NE 68508robertm@lcf.org402-474-2345

Links to the application and more information are available at

https://www.lcf.org/impacting-community/student-scholarships

8ONLINE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAMS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is sponsored by onlinephysicianassistantprograms.net, a leading online physician assistant information website in the United States.

Online Physician Assistant Programs provides a comprehensive resource of useful information for aspiring physician assistants, including salaries for different positions, schools and programs available throughout each state and recommended resources.

Essay Subject

Discuss why you want to pursue a career as a health care professional.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A college student pursuing a certificate of associate’s degree as a NP or PA at an accredited college or university. Or a high school student planning to pursue studies in these fields.

Amount of Funding

Up to $500 each academic year

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

Scholarship Selection Process

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant with the best essay submission based on creativity, grammar and coherence as judged by the scholarship committee.

The winning applicant will be notified by email or phone by April 15, 2019. The $500 scholarship will be sent to the recipient once a profile photo and brief biography has been provided.

The winning applicant is responsible for complying with any IRS regulations for receiving scholarships which can be viewed at the IRS website. The photograph and biography of the winner will be published on this page in May 2019.

Links to the application are http://onlinephysicianassistantprograms.net/contact/ or

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch01.html

9 ELIZABETH J. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Elizabeth J. Davis Scholarship was established to assist home care professionals with obtaining advanced degrees, as well as students seeking a bachelor’s or associate’s degrees in a health profession.

Amount of Funding

Up to $3,000 each academic year

Deadline

February 15th 2019

Eligibility

  • Attends an accredited college/university, or community college (does not have to be in Vermont)
  • Studying nursing (RN or LPN), physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or medical social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a Vermont state resident
  • Plans to work in home care in the state of Vermont after graduation
  • Write two brief essays

Contact

Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2000, Champlain Mill,

Winooski, VT 05404800-713-0893

Links to the application and more information are available at

https://vnavt.com/elizabeth-j.-davis-scholarship/

10 FRANKLIN D. BOYCE ANNUAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

Amount of Funding

Up to $2,500 each academic year

Deadline

February 15th 2019

Eligibility

Scholarship Applicants Must:

  • Be attending or express an interest in attending college as a full-time or part-time undergraduate (at least 6 hours per semester) or graduate student in a health-related field;
  • Submit a completed “John Randolph Foundation Scholarship

Application” ONLINE to include the required documents which must be uploaded with the application;

  • Demonstrate financial need and;
  • Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.

Criteria Scoring

  • (5 Points) Letters of Recommendation(10 Points)
  • Financial Need(10 Points)
  • Academics(7 Points)
  •  Extracurricular Activities(7 Points)
  • Statement & Essay

Funding Procedure

The scholarship amount is $2,500 and will be paid directly to the school for current year tuition, fees, books purchased through the institution attended, and on-campus dormitory and meal plan expenses.

The scholarship committee will review and evaluate all applications and announce awards each spring. The committee will also review and revise the scholarship policy and criteria as necessary.

The application must be submitted online www.atjohnrandolphfoundation.org

The deadlines are as follows:

The application must be completed online. All required documents must be attached to the online application. Any documents mailed or dropped off at the John Randolph Foundation will not be accepted and the application will be deemed incomplete.

The deadline for the submission of the online application is 4:00 PM on February 15.If the above due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, then the deadline becomes the next business day by 4:00 PM.Direct any questions to the foundation office at 458-2239.

Required Documents

All required documents must be uploaded with the application. Any mailed or hand-delivered documents will not be accepted.

  • Academic Transcript(s) (High School or College whichever applies.)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) – Submit pages 1 & 2 of the SAR
  • Report which provides the EFC# (Expected Family Contribution)
  • Student’s Information – SAR and EFC# is generated from the completed FAFSA Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Current)

Failure to submit the online application with all documents attached to the application by the deadline will disqualify an applicant from consideration for the Franklin D. Boyce Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarship Committee

112 N. Main Street

P.O. Box 1606

Hopewell, VA 23860

bfalls@johnrandolphfoundation.org

tel: 804-458-2239, fax: 804-458-3754

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