2014 Scholarship Winners

2014 Scholarship Award Winners



Amy grew up in rural Montana.  She and her husband have moved to Powell where her husband is a middle school teacher.  During college she started to volunteer with the local fire department EMTs and also in the Wyoming Migrant Health Program.  This sparked a love of medicine and a passion to serve in a small rural community that she wasn’t aware she had.  She obtained her CNA and after graduation from Carroll College, she was accepted into the University of Colorado Denver PA program.  Her goals are to use her education to reach out to the underserved, rural populations of Wyoming to create better access to healthcare and to empower her patients to improve their own health and wellness. She wishes to not only serve her Wyoming community as their provider but as a vital interactive member.  She is a member of WAPA.



Shawn was raised in Rock Springs.  He worked in the oil fields for 2 years before beginning his undergraduate studies at University of Wyoming to save enough money to support himself.  After obtaining his Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology and Health, he was admitted into the Master’s program where he excelled as a teaching assistant and also taught a 3 credit upper division course on “Applied Concepts in Human Aging: Physiology and Pathophysiology.”  He had two national presentations and several peer review publications. He was granted admission into the doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences at UW, but his experiences in health sciences made him realize he wanted to pursue a career path in health care.  He applied to and was admitted into the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest PA Program.  As a future PA, he hopes to continue spreading his knowledge to patients while helping to decrease the healthcare disparity of our state.  He is a member of WAPA.