Scholarships

The Wyoming Association of PAs is committed to improving access to quality health care within the state of Wyoming as well as advancing the PA profession. WAPA recognizes that one of the best ways to increase the number of well qualified PAs practicing in Wyoming is to encourage Wyoming residents to attend PA education programs. Wyoming residents are more likely to return to our state to practice upon graduation. To assist Wyoming students in achieving their PA educational goals WAPA established a scholarship program in 1993.

Criteria
Criteria which may be considered by the Scholarship Selection Committee include:

  1. The applicant must be a Wyoming resident at the time of acceptance.
  2. Acceptance by an accredited PA Education Program
  3. Academic excellence
  4. Non-academic achievements
  5. Letters of recommendation
  6. Brief essay or statement of personal achievements and personal/professional goals
  7. Financial need

Awards
The Wyoming Association of PAs hopes to award at least two scholarships of $1000.00 each, annually.  The actual number and amount of award(s) may vary depending on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants.  Each recipient will also receive a plaque commemorating the award.

Process
A Scholarship Committee will be appointed by the President of the WAPA and approved by the Board of Directors.  This committee will have the responsibilities of:

  1. Developing and application form and a committee rating form
  2. Notifying the appropriate institutions and associations of availability of the scholarship.  This is to include the Association of PA Programs, the American Academy of PAs, all PA education programs, and the office of financial aide of the University of Wyoming and the various Wyoming community colleges.
  3. Determine the application and selection colleges
  4. Reviewing the application and selection deadlines
  5. Determining the date and place of announcement of the awards
  6. Notifying all applicants of the scholarship winners as well as appropriate media

Applications must be submitted by March 15 of each year.

Download and print the Scholarship form.

Send your completed form to:

WAPA Scholarship, Julie
1549 Arctic Willow Ct. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Or email your completed form to: scholarships@wapa.net or use the link: Scholarships

WAPA gives a big congratulations to all our winners!