Scholarships and Awards

OAPA 2020 Student Scholarship Information

Student scholarships are awarded annually.

There are three categories: General Scholarships, Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship.

The General Scholarships are selected from students who submit applications outlining why they chose the PA profession, what their future plans are as a PA and what interests and activities they have outside the classroom.

The Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship is awarded by the OAPA Past Presidents Council. Applicants possess the characteristics of what the Council envisions in a future leader within the profession and have vision and a high degree of faith and confidence in themselves to attain these visions. They are to become the spokesperson of the profession. They are self-motivated and able to communicate to their peers their expectations.

The Diversity Scholarship is awarded by the OAPA Diversity Committee. Diversity in healthcare is becoming increasingly recognized an essential component of delivering quality, patient centered care. A personalized approach to patient care encounters can significantly improve health outcomes aided by recognizing the diverse qualities of medical providers and the individuals they care for.  The Diversity Scholarships are in response to these goals.

Applications are available for the 2020 student scholarships.  Three General scholarships and one Diversity scholarship will be awarded and one Past Presidents Leadership scholarship will be awarded.  You must be a member of OAPA and AAPA to be eligible to apply.  Deadline for application for all scholarships is September 14, 2020.

General Scholarship Application

Diversity Scholarship Application

Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship Application

Program Director Attestation

2019 Scholarship Recipients

OAPA awarded five student scholarships at the 2019 Annual Conference.  Congratulations to the following recipients!

General Scholarship Recipients:

  • Brandon Hughey – University of Toledo
  • Tyler Louviere – Case Western Reserve University
  • Hannah Stefanik – University of Findlay

Past Presidents Leadership Scholarship Recipient:

  • Lauren Setzkorn – Ohio University

Diversity Scholarship Recipients:

  • Kelsie Dirksing – Mount St. Joseph University
  • Natalie Melnick – Marietta College

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients

OAPA awarded five student scholarships at the 2018 Annual Conference. Congratulations to the following recipients!

General Scholarship recipients:

  • Meredith Anderson - University of Findlay
  • William Morris - Case Western Reserve University
  • Lillian Smith - University of Kettering

Past President Leadership Scholarship recipient:

  • Heather Townsend - University of Dayton

Diversity Scholarship recipient:

  • Daniel Nguyen - Ohio University

 


2017 Scholarship Recipients

OAPA awarded five student scholarships at the 2017 Annual Conference. Congratulations to the following recipients!

General Scholarship recipients:

  • Kaitlin Evans – Kettering University
  • Mitchell Haines – University of Toledo
  • Alexa Niermeyer – Ohio University

Past President Leadership Scholarship recipient:

  • Mitchell Haines – University of Toledo

Diversity Scholarship recipient:

  • Karen Green – University of Dayton