Ruth Webb Award
Ruth Webb was a pioneer of her time, being the first female, African American PA Program Director in 1981. In addition to her love of educating future PAs, Webb was a vocal advocate of the profession, serving in numerous organizations to advance PAs everywhere. At the local level, she was a founding member of the LA County Join Practice Advisory Council on NPs and PAs. Her work attracted the recognition of then California governor, Jerry Brown, who appointed her Vice Chair to the Board of Medical Quality Assurance (now the Medical Board of California). But she did not stop at her home state. Her efforts to bring diversity to the whole of the profession culminated in her leadership role as Secretary/Treasurer of the AAPA Minority Affairs Committee. Through the end of her professional days, she continued to work tirelessly to enhance recognition of the King/Drew Medical Center (now Martin Luther King, Jr., Outpatient Center) and the PA profession.
Recipients of the Ruth Webb Minority Scholarship are minority PA students who have demonstrated not only excellent academic stranding, but also participate in activities or programs that promote or advance the PA profession. If you are a minority student enrolled in a California PA school with a Student category membership within CAPA, you may be eligible to apply for this $2,000 scholarship. Please follow the eligibility and application below.