Scholarship Information

The IPAS Annual Scholarships are awarded to deserving students presently enrolled in an approved in-state Physician Assistant Program. Students shall receive 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 five 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.

  - Demonstrated in school, community activities
  - Demonstrated in prior medical experience, training, community activities

Academic Achievement
  - Transcripts, GPA, previous degrees

Understanding of the PA Concept
  - Drive, motivation, dedication to enter profession
  - Dedication, involvement in student, civic and professional organizations



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

Contact us

Fax: 515-282-9117

Applications must be postmarked or received no later than September 5.