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CAPA Student Scholarships



  • CAPA Scholarship Guidelines & Application 


    Deadline for Application: December 31, 2016 (postmarked or email date)

    Scholarship awarded Jan-Feb, 2017

    Congratulations on your pursuit of a career as a PA and your success in the PA program. As a student member of CAPA, you are eligible to apply for a CAPA scholarship.  CAPA currently offers 3 scholarships. Please choose the scholarship most suited for you and apply for only one scholarship.  Applicants must be a student of a primary care PA Program located in the state of California, and meet all the eligibility requirements for each scholarship to qualify.

     

    Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

    The PA student must:

     

    • Be a resident of California
    • Be a student enrolled in a California primary care PA program that is ARC PA or successor agency approved
    • Be a student member of CAPA
    • Be a continuing student in good academic standing, which needs to be confirmed by the PA program
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Submit statement of intent to take the NCCPA Board exam within 60 days after your graduation and that you intend to practice as a PA.

     


    Available Scholarships:


    Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship                $2000 scholarship

    Ray Dale served as Executive Officer of the Physician Assistant Committee from 1980-2000, and was instrumental in the development and growth of CAPA as an organization representing our profession.  Working with the Department of Consumer Affairs, he would give CAPA good counsel and support regarding legislative issues.  He contributed his time and his efforts to the growth of the PA profession and protection of its consumers. 

    This scholarship honoring Ray Dale will be awarded to a student demonstrating good academic standing and pursuing activities to promote the PA profession.

     

    • Write an essay describing the activities you performed to promote the PA profession.  Include involvement within your community, your PA program, within your Student Society, and/or within CAPA. 
    • Why is it important to promote the PA profession?  What are your goals?
    • Why should you be awarded the Ray Dale Memorial Scholarship?

     


    Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship                 $2000 scholarship

    Ruth Webb served as program director for the Charles R. Drew University PA Program for several years, and was actively involved with numerous local, state, and national professional organizations.  She was not one to sit back and let others do the work.  She took a very active role doing committee work.  She served as Vice Chair of the Board on Medical Quality Assurance, member of the Physician Assistant Examining Committee, member of the California Council Of PA and NP programs, and founding member of the LA County Joint Practice Advisory Council on NPs and PAs.  Known for “keeping it real,” she would do whatever it took to help students achieve the goal of becoming PAs.  

    This scholarship honoring Ruth Webb will be awarded to a minority student demonstrating good academic standing and pursuing activities to promote the PA profession.  A minority student is a student with the ethnic background of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, Native American or Hispanic/Latin American.

     

    • Write an essay describing the activities you performed to promote the PA profession.  Include involvement within your community, your PA program, within your Student Society, and/or within CAPA.
    • Describe the importance of representing the minority in your community, and your plans to promote the PA profession in the future 
    • Why should you be awarded the Ruth Webb Scholarship?

     


    Community Outreach Scholarship           $2000 scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is currently in good academic standing and has demonstrated community outreach and other philanthropic activities as a student.

     

    • Write an essay describing the activities performed to provide community service as a PA student.  Include involvement within your community, your PA program, within your Student Society, and/or within CAPA. 
    • Why is it important to promote the PA profession with community service or philanthropy?  What are your goals?
    • Why should you be awarded the Community Outreach Scholarship?

     


    Application Process

     

    • Fill out the scholarship application form.  Indicate for which scholarship you are applying on application.  Remember you may apply for only one scholarship.
    • Compose your essay being sure to answer the specific questions pertaining to the scholarship for which you are applying. Please note: We will only accept either text or Microsoft Word files.
    • Obtain a copy of the financial expenses for the PA program as provided by your Financial Aid Office.  All financial need statements will be handled with confidentiality.
    • Include a letter from the PA Program Director confirming you are in good academic standing.
    • Submit your application along with your essay and the supporting documents listed above to capa@capanet.org. Please be sure to indicate in the subject of the email for which scholarship you are applying. You may also mail the materials to the CAPA office at 2318 S Fairview St, Santa Ana, CA 92704.

     


    Award Decision

    Scholarships will be granted based on decisions by the Scholarship Committee, a subcommittee of the Student Affairs Committee