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AHPAC is Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 Prentiss Lee Harrison Memorial/AHPAC Scholarship

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PRENTISS L. HARRISON MEMORIAL/AFRICAN HERITAGE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CAUCUS 2022-2023 SCHOLARSHIP

All eligible PA students are encouraged to apply for the Annual Prentiss L. Harrison Memorial-African Heritage Physician Assistant/Associate Caucus Scholarship Award. The awards will be officially recognized at the AHPAC Membership meeting during the AAPA conference in Nashville, TN. The deadline to submit the application is January 31, 2023. Reference letters are due February 7, 2023.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be a PA student currently enrolled in an accredited PA Program

Must be in good academic standing in your PA program

Must be a member of the African Heritage Physician Assistant/Associate Caucus (may pay dues at time of application submission)

Must submit current transcript with application

Applicants must obtain 2 letters of reference, one of which must be from your preceptor, clinical instructor, or program director

 

1000-word essay on one of the listed topics (please include as an attachment with supporting documentation)

 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Email your application to AHPACscholarship@gmail.com. Please place all information into one document attachment except Parts 6 and Part 7.   

Name the document as follows: Last name first initial.

E.g. washingtonm Part 1-5   or winfreyo29 Part 6-7

AFRICAN HERITAGE PA CAUCUS MEMBERSHIP:

PLEASE BE SURE TO PAY FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES ONLINE HERE .

 

LETTERS OF REFERENCE:

Your references have until February 7, 2023, to submit their letters. Again, your application is not complete until your references are submitted.

PRENTISS L. HARRISON MEMORIAL/AFRICAN HERITAGE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CAUCUS

2023 SCHOLARSHIP

 

Part 1 – Personal Information

Full Name:

Personal Address:

Email(Use Non-School email address):

Phone number:

AHPAC Membership Active:  Yes (see Instructions)

PA Program Name/Contact number:

Graduation date

GPA:

References:  

1.

2.

 

How did you find out about the AHPAC scholarship?

 

Insert Photo:  Please include a headshot or passport-type photograph of yourself.

 

 

 

 

Note: All information above should be limited to 1 page.

PRENTISS L. HARRISON MEMORIAL/AFRICAN HERITAGE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CAUCUS

2023 SCHOLARSHIP

Part 2 – Community Service

Describe your involvement in community activities that will enhance your career as a PA. (100 words or less)

 

Part 3 – Describe why you think you are deserving of the AHPAC scholarship and why is it important to you?

 

Part 4 - What specialty of medicine are you interested in? What impact will your presence as a PA make in your community and/or in healthcare?

 

Part 5 – Answer (1) of the following essay questions.  (Maximum: 1000 words)

 

  1. Please share the lessons learned from COVID 19 and the impact on underrepresented communities.  How can PAs impact the future of our communities?

 

  1. In what way has the ACA addressed the health care disparities of African Americans and in what ways could it be modified to benefit issues pertinent to the African American community.

 

  1. What are the major health care disparities facing the African American community and how will you address this problem as a practicing PA?

 

  1. What is cultural competency as it relates to healthcare? And how will you work to implement that within your practice?  Specifically, describe ways you will work to foster cultural competency of the African American community as a practicing PA.

 

 PRENTISS L. HARRISON MEMORIAL/AFRICAN HERITAGE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CAUCUS

2023 SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

Part 6 - Signature of applicant

By signing below, I attest that all information in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also agree if I receive the scholarship, my photo and information may be published in AAPA or AHPAC literature. My application will not be considered complete until the application and supporting documentation are received at AHPACscholarship@gmail.com.

 

Signature:  ______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Part 7 – PA Program Director

The student above is applying for the AHPAC Scholarship and I attest that   ___________________________________________________ is a student at our institution and is in good academic standing.

 

 

PRENTISS L. HARRISON MEMORIAL/AFRICAN HERITAGE

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CAUCUS

2023 SCHOLARSHIP

REFERENCE/ LETTER OF SUPPORT

 

Name of Applicant _____________________________________________________________

Reference Name/ Title ________________________________________________________

Contact Information (email vs phone) _______________________________________

 

Describe the attributes and qualities of the applicant that makes you believe that he/she will continue to foster knowledge and philanthropy that enhances quality and address disparities in healthcare.  Please email response to:  AHPACscholarship@gmail.com by the deadline: FEBRUARY 7, 2023Please entitle the document and email you are attaching as “AHPAC Last name and first initial (of applicant) AHPAC Scholarship Application 2023”