If you are…

  • Currently a Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA) member (or applicant),
  • A PA student of an ARC-PA Accredited Program,
  • Have successfully completed 2 semesters of the didactic year of your PA program by May 31 at an accredited PA Program and…
  • Are able to submit a set of program grades with the application

you may be eligible to receive a GAPA scholarship.

Scholarship entries are accepted between March 1 – June 30. You may apply online or by mail. Two award recipients per school will receive a $1,000 scholarship and will be notified by August 1.

Apply Online

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 770-640-1920 or 1-888-811-GAPA.

Awards will be announced at the GAPA Summer Conference.


Butch Dent Scholarship

GAPA is proud to announce the F.C. Butch Dent Memorial Scholarship which will be awarded to a student enrolled in one of Georgia’s PA programs. The scholarship is funded by his family in honor of Butch who passed away last year. A matching contribution will be made by Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Butch’s former employer.
Selection Criteria:

  • Final year of Physician Assistant school
  • 3.2 GPA minimum
  • Committed to working as a PA in the State of GA
  • Emphasis in Orthopedics or Family Practice in a Rural area will be given top priority
  • Member of GAPA
  • Completion of essay
  • The award will be presented to the winner in the form of a check to be used to pay for tuition and/or books, or as payment on a student loan.

Deadline of applicant submission is June 1.

Apply Online


Scholarship Winners

If you apply for and receive a scholarship, your achievement will be recognized by the entire GAPA membership!

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