Scholarship Information

The IPAS Annual Scholarships are awarded to deserving students presently enrolled in an approved in-state Physician Assistant Program. Four students shall receive $1,000 scholarships based on certain selection criteria.

The following criteria are used to evaluate each applicant's package. A total point system is used to award the three scholarships after the applications have been reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an approved in-state Physician Assistant Program. 
  • Applicants must have achieved an outstanding academic record as an undergraduate. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong leadership capacity, a thorough understanding of the Physician Assistant concept, and show overall professionalism. 

Student applications must include the following: 

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Photocopy of official transcript(s) from his or her previous college/university.
  • A one-page narrative adding anything the student feels will aid the committee's decision.

Applications are evaluated according to the following categories and scoring schemes.

Leadership                                                   20 pt, Maximum
Demonstrated in school, community activities
  1.     20 pt. Maximum
    Demonstrated in prior medical experience, training, community activities

Academic Achievement                                   20 pt. Maximum
Transcripts, GPA, previous degrees

Understanding of the PA Concept                    20 pt. Maximum
Drive, motivation, dedication to enter profession

  1. 15 pt. Maximum
    Dedication, involvement in student, civic and professional organizations
  2. 5 pt. Maximum
    Intangibles

Total Maximum Points Per Applicant Package    100

Click here to download an application.

Application packets may be mailed or faxed to:

Iowa Physician Assistant Society

6919 Vista Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Fax: 515-282-9117

Applications must be postmarked or received by fax no later than September 5, and the scholarships are presented at the Annual Meeting during the Healthcare in the Heartland Conference.