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DMU scholarships

Academic merit scholarship

For entering first year students, scholarships will be distributed based on academic record and professional promise. No application is necessary for this scholarship.

Willie Stevenson and Luther T. Glanton Scholarship

The Glanton Scholarship was developed to increase diversity at DMU.  The minority scholarship program will be limited to all students enrolled in or accepted into DMU that are African American, Native American and Hispanic students in full-time on-campus programs. There is no application.  Scholarship is for incoming students, and is renewable based on acceptable academic progress. Nominations will be made by Dean(s) and Enrollment Management Office.

Buckner scholarship

This fund was established to honor the memory of John Buckner, PA ’83, through an award to a deserving 2nd year student who demonstrates leadership, academic excellence and a compassionate, caring attitude toward patients and fellow students.

Outside scholarships

Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants scholarship (AFPPA)

The Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants offers scholarship awards to first and second year Physician Assistant Students. Scholarships to first year students are $1000 and scholarships to second year students are $1500. Awards are made to those who are student members of the AFPPA, demonstrate a special interest in primary care medicine, and are in good academic standing. Visit www.afppa.org for more information.

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in partnership with CastleBranch sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in its member schools.  The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions. The selected student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  Starting in 2014, an additional scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the title of Elwood Scholar is to be awarded to the most outstanding Scholarship of Excellence recipient. For more information visit www.asahp.org.

Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Military Scholarship

Provided by the Air Force.  Apply directly to the Air Force through a military recruiter. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment and a monthly living allowance. After completion of your program, you must repay one year of military service for each year of scholarship.

Our current Air Force recruiter is:

MSgt James Aaron
James.aaron.2@us.af.mil
3906 Raynor Parkway, Ste. 102
Bellevue, NE 68123
(402) 292-1815
 

Indian Health Service scholarship (IHS)

The Indian Health Service scholarship program provides financial assistance for American Indian and Alaskan Native (federally recognized only) students enrolled in health professions and allied health professions programs. For this program, there are service obligations and pay-back requirements that the recipient incurs upon acceptance of the scholarship funding. Visit www.ihs.gov for application and more information.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each scholarship provides the costs of tuition, required fees, health insurance, required books and equipment, and a monthly living allowance. You must repay one year of service for each year of scholarship. Visit http://nhsc.bhpr.hrsa.gov for information.

Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH)

The Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH), a caucus of the AAPA, offers a $500.00 scholarship to currently enrolled physician assistant students. Students must have membership in PALH and AAPA and show leadership in the Latino community or have interest in Latino health issues (applicant does not need to be of Latino descent to apply for scholarship).  Visit: http://pasforlatinohealth.com/index.html/

Physician Assistant Foundation scholarship

Over the years, the Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded more than $1 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 corparte partners.  Any student member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants who is attending an ARC-PA-accredited PA program and has successfully completed at least one semester of PA studies in good academic standing is eligible. Visit www.aapa.org for more information.

Susan Landahl Memorial Scholarship – Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS)

The Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998. Susan, the wife of our founding president Joe Lindahl, passed away following a battle with a brain tumor in 1997. This scholarship fund was established in her honor recognizing the sacrifices Susan and Joe underwent getting the PAOS off the ground and sustaining the organization in the early years.

The establishment of this memorial scholarship fund was to cultivate and attract young physician assistant students into the field of orthopaedics. Initially, one $500 scholarship was awarded to an outstanding second year PA student. This award has grown over the past 15 years, and funds permitting, will continue to award two (2) $2500 scholarships each year.

Each year during the Annual PAOS CME Conference, PAOS will honor each recipient with their scholarship award. The PAOS hopes that this scholarship will attract deserving students who are considering a career in orthopaedics.  Visit https://paos.org/?page=Scholarship for more information

Society of Army Physicians scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Captain Sean P. Grimes, a physician assistant who was killed in action while serving as the battalion physician assistant in Korea. Applications and details about the scholarship and Captain Grime’s life can be found on the SAPA Web site at sapa.org/SeanScholarshipPage.htm

The Tylenol scholarship fund

Each year the makers of TYLENOL® award annual scholarships to well deserving students pursuing careers in healthcare. Twenty-three years and over eight million dollars later, we’re proud to continue a tradition that supports those dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others. For more information visit tylenol.com.

Loan repayment programs

Health Care Professional Recruitment Program (HPRP)

Up to $100,000 of student debt reduction in return for four years of practice in an Iowa shortage area or medically underserved community. Learn more about this program.

Rural Iowa Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program (RPA)

The Rural Iowa Physician Assistant Loan Repayment Program is a state supported loan repayment program developed to address critical shortages of physician assistants in rural Iowa communities.  It provides loan repayment incentives for students who agree to practice as a physician assistants in rural service commitment areas for 5 years.  Learn more about this program.

Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (IHS)

Provided by the Indian Health Service. Contracts with health professionals to provide health care services at an Indian health program site. Student loan debt is reduced by up to $40,000 for each year of service. Learn more about this program.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC)

Provided by the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Contracts with health professionals to provide health care services at a NHSC-approved site. Available to D.O. and PA graduates. Student loan debt is reduced by up to $50,000 for a two-year service commitment. Learn more about this program.