PA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

February 24, 2016

The PA Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2015 student scholarships, which are awarded to underrepresented minority students and those who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. 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.

For the 2015 cycle, the foundation awarded funding totaling $32,000 to 18 PA students. Since the program’s inception, more than $1 million in scholarships have been awarded, benefitting more than 1,400 future PAs. The 2015 recipients are:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Endowed Scholarship

  • Erin Cote – Salus University
  • Paul Gonzales – University of Texas Southwestern
  • Marc Robinson – Eastern Michigan University
  • Leisa Tapia – Elon University

NCCPA Endowed Scholarship

  • Jennifer Demoss – Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Traviz Hahn – Missouri State University
  • Steven Hammersmith – The University of Toledo
  • Nicole Klopovic – University of California, Davis
  • Jamie Ruddy – Duke University
  • Raymond Schultz – University of Iowa

Procter & Gamble Endowed Scholarship

  • Jeremy Barnhart – University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Ruth Legesse – University of California, Davis
  • Crystal Osborn – Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Aivi Phung – Loma Linda University
  • Hollie Rudolph – University of Florida
  • Katherine Spears – Daemen College

AAPA Rural Health Caucus Scholarship

  • Lindsey Heft – Wichita State University
  • Ricardo Melendrez – Heritage University

Learn more about the scholarship program.