What is a PA?
PAs (physician associate/physician assistant) are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness through patient-centered, team-based medical practice. Generally, it takes 7 years to become a PA including your undergraduate degree and approximately 27 months in your PA degree program.
OneFuture Coachella Valley
OneFuture Coachella Valley awards scholarships in partnership with local nonprofit organizations and provides students with financial aid and student support counseling to help them navigate the college going process. With our College and Career Navigator (C2Nav) online system, students complete a profile, submit their scholarship application, and connect to resources to help them succeed.
California Academy of Physician Associates (CAPA) Scholarships
The CAPA Foundation offers a combined five scholarships to those demonstrating promise as both future PAs and future leaders. If you are a Student or Interim Student Member of CAPA, you may be eligible to receive one of five $2,000 scholarships. CAPA’s scholarship program is one of the many ways CAPA is supporting the next generation of PAs. Take a moment to learn about each opportunity. You may be our next award recipient!
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
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).
Paying for PA School
PA school is demanding, and applicants will have limited time, if any, to work while attending school. Click below to see more resources from PAEA to help you pay for PA school.
Helping You with Your Application!
The PA Education Association (PAEA) is the only national organization representing PA educational programs. PAEA works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry.