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 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!

Student Intern of the Year

This award recognizes an intern who has demonstrated commitment to learning, professional development, and service through the successful completion of a voluntary internship program. The purpose of the award is to recognize the emerging leadership and achievement of students preparing to go into the field of physician assistant studies. This award is granted to a student who is recognized by both GAPA and an organization or individual that has nominated the intern for displaying exceptional qualities making significant contributions during their internship.

Nominations due by May 1 – Nomination application

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