The Michigan Physician Assistant (PA) Foundation provides annual scholarships awards to senior PA students attending one of six PA Programs at Michigan universities: Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State, Wayne State, Western Michigan and the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and community/professional involvement, with the strongest weight on financial need.
The scholarship awards are announced at our PA student Medical Challenge Bowl at the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants’ (MAPA)
Annual CME Conference. Our main fundraising event is a Silent Auction at the same conference.
The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public foundation charity recognized in 1991 as an IRS-qualified organization. We work hand in hand with the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA), a professional organization representing the interests of physician assistants practicing in Michigan.
As we grow, we hope to offer grants for PA related Michigan research projects, and matching grant opportunities for community-based projects led by PAs.