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Cost of Attendance

  • Housing and transportation costs are estimates based on the cost of living in Memphis.
  • Students may be assigned to clinical sites across the state and this will alter the cost of housing and transportation.
  • Housing is NOT provided at clinical sites. The cost of housing, food and transportation for all rotations is the responsibility of the student.
  • All students, regardless of clinical site, will be responsible for transportation and housing costs associated with return to campus days and the summative phase of the curriculum (in Memphis).

Cost of Attendance Estimates - from Office of Financial Aid

Schedule of Maintenance, Tuition, and Fees - from Bursar's Office

Registration and Fee payment for each semester are done online. Students must pay fees to the Cashier’s Office by the deadline to avoid late fee penalties. Students must pay fees to be considered “enrolled” in a course.

Deadlines for the UTHSC Academic Calendar

Scholarship Opportunities

UTHSC Scholarships and Grants
Information on UTHSC scholarships nad grants can be found on the Office of Financial Aid website.
PA Foundation Scholarships

PA Foundation Scholarships

Over the years, the PA Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to PA students, benefitting more than 1,400 future PAs. Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds provided through contributions from AAPA members, other individuals, and corporate partners.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a student member of AAPA
  • Attend an ARC-PA-accredited PA program
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of PA studies (semester or quarter) and be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled in PA school at some point during the application cycle

Additional criteria/requirements apply to individual scholarship awards. We encourage you to apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible for.

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) awards scholarships to students pursuing eligible primary care health professions training. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Eligibility

Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a postgraduate PA degree program leading to NCCPA certification. Requires two-year service commitment at a NHSC-approved practice site.

Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions

Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions

The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions in partnership with CastleBranch sponsors a scholarship program for allied health students enrolled in its member schools.

Purpose: The purpose of the scholarship program is to recognize outstanding students in the allied health professions who are achieving excellence in their academic programs and have significant potential to assume future leadership roles in the allied health professions. The selected student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Starting in 2014, an additional scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the title of Elwood Scholar is to be awarded to the most outstanding Scholarship of Excellence recipient.

Qualifications:

The following criteria must be met to be eligible to receive an ASAHP Scholarship:

  1. Candidates must be enrolled in a college or school that is an institutional member of ASAHP.
  2. Candidates must have successfully completed at least one term (quarter, semester, trimester, etc.) at that institution.
  3. Candidates may be enrolled in any health discipline except those in the nursing, public health, psychology, or MOD-VOPP (medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy) group.
  4. Candidates must be enrolled in a career entry-level, degree-granting program; all degree levels are eligible (associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral).
  5. Financial need is not a criterion for eligibility.

 

Eva Dimitrov, MD and PAHPM Student Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Eva Dimitrov and her journey through serious illness and her discovery of how meaningful of a role those who cared for her, her family and caregivers can play. Eva was a sister, a physician, mother, wife, daughter and colleague who realized the full impact of her terminal condition from the time of diagnosis, and found the infinite value of a spiritual connection in her life journey. The caregiving role—played not only by her family and physical caregivers, but also her medical providers and team—starts really from the time of diagnosis. Her husband and sister recognized the value behind these individuals, and the need to develop communication and compassion skills that are vital to the understanding of the word “palliation” which is “to come beside and comfort.”

This scholarship aims to help train future ‘caregiver’ PAs with those very intentions. The hope is that for those PA students who are ready to go that extra step in steeping themselves in serious-illness care, can have the right resources and tools to learn what it means to palliate from the very beginning of dis-ease. Our hope is to provide just a glimmer of hope to be honest, caring, and a guide for those patients, families and caregivers suffering from serious-ill and/or terminal illness.

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Student in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcripts should be sent with the application) at an accredited Physician Assistant Program in the United States.
  2. Membership in PAHPM (Click here for FREE PAHPM Student Membership
  3. Members in AAPA/SAPPA (Click here for AAPA Student Membership Page)
  4. Demonstration of interests in the fields of hospice and palliative medicine, with interest in the care of patients and families with serious-illness. Includes clinical experiences specifically in palliative medicine/care and hospice planned in the clinical year.
  5. Letter of recommendation from an instructor or preceptor.

 

Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) Physician Assistant Scholarship

Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) Physician Assistant Scholarship

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.This program will help alleviate the health care workforce shortages in VA by obligating scholarship recipients to complete a minimum of 2 year service obligation at a VA health care facility after graduation and licensure/certification.

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • No previous breaches (broken an agreement with) of any federally sponsored scholarship program.
  • Not delinquent (31 days past due) on payment of a federal debt, including delinquent taxes, audit dis-allowances, guaranteed or direct student loans, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or VA mortgages, and other misc administrative debts.
  • Have not previously applied for or received waivers of financial obligation for any federally sponsored scholarship program.
  • No currently owed obligation to any other entity to perform service after you complete the course of study for this scholarship program.
  • Agree to relocate, at your own expense if needed, to complete the required full time VA employment service obligation after graduation and required licensure/certification.

Qualifications

  • Students unconditionally accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a program of study leading to a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor organizations.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale in your current program of study. Provide unofficial transcripts to your application that support your response.

 

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

In 2004, NHHF established the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship program and its first Gala in New York City for medical, nursing, dental, public health, and pharmacy and health policy students with outstanding academic records, leadership, and who are committed to serving Hispanics.

Applicant must be enrolled in a full-time PA (or other listed healthcare-related major) degree program. Hispanic descent not required. However, applicant must have an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Student Alumni participation.

HOSA – Future Health Professionals Scholarships

HOSA – Future Health Professionals Scholarships

Applicant must be enrolled in a PA (or other stated career field) degree program. Factors considered in making awards include academic achievement, involvement in community activities, and quality of submitted personal essay.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program

The IHS Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational foundation for each stage of your pre-professional careers. Since IHS began providing scholarship support to American Indian and Alaska Native students to pursue health profession careers in 1978, the program has grown to support, educate and place health care professionals within medically underserved Indian health programs throughout the continental United States and Alaska.

Eligibility

Open to members of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village, who are enrolled in an eligible degree program (including master’s PA program). Recipients must agree to a minimum two-year service commitment at a program-approved site following graduation.

Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship

Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship

A groundbreaker in the PA profession, PA Nichols, who passed away in 2012, was the first woman and the first Black woman to practice as a PA. PA Nichols graduated from the Duke University Medical Center PA program in 1970 and practiced medicine for nearly 25 years at the Lincoln Community Health Center in Durham, N.C. She was the first person of color to serve on AAPA’s Board of Directors and served as a role model within the profession.

Eligibility:

  • Be a student member of AAPA
  • Attend an ARC-PA-accredited PA program
  • Have successfully completed at least one term of PA studies (semester or quarter) and be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled in PA school at some point during the application cycle
PAs for Latino Health Scholarship

PAs for Latino Health Scholarship

The Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH), a caucus of the AAPA, offers $500- $1,000 scholarship grants to currently enrolled PA students.

Required application criteria:

  1. Membership in PALH and SAAPA.
  2. Demonstration of leadership in the Latino community and interest in latino health issues (applicants do not need to be of Latino descent to apply for scholarship).
  3. Student in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcripts should be sent with the application).
  4. Letter of recommendation from an instructor or preceptor.
  5. Statement of purpose as to why the student should be considered for a scholarship.

 

Prentiss L. Harrison Memorial/African Heritage PA Caucus Scholarship

Prentiss L. Harrison Memorial/African Heritage PA Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student member of the African Heritage PA Caucus (AHPAC).  This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to AHPAC student members who are considered an under-represented minority within the PA profession and/or considered an economically disadvantaged individual.  It is named in memory of Prentiss L. Harrison, the nation’s first African-American Physician Assistant and one of the Founding Members of the African Heritage PA Caucus.  Mr. Harrison was a graduate of the Duke PA Program in 1968. He later became a PA educator and owned a clinic in Houston, Texas.  In 2009, PA Harrison was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Duke PA Program for his countless contributions to the PA Profession, PA students and for his strong passion for providing health care to the medically underserved.  Mr. Harrison passed away on December 11, 2018 and as a result, this AHPAC Scholarship has been renamed to honor his memory.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. PA student currently enrolled in an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  2. Must have successfully completed one term (semester or quarter) of PA studies
  3. Must be in good academic standing in your PA Program
  4. Must be a member of the African Heritage PA Caucus (may pay dues at time of application submission)
  5. Must submit current transcripts with application
  6. Applicants must obtain 2 letters of reference, one of which must be from your preceptor, clinical instructor or program director
  7. Maximum 1000-word essay on one of the listed topics (please include as an attachment with supporting documentation)

Last Published: Nov 19, 2020