Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology

Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology
Type Scholarship
Amount -


The Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology (APAO) awards a $2,500 scholarship annually at its Membership Meeting. The winner is strongly encouraged to receive the scholarship in person at the conference.

Of the total amount of the award, $500 of the total scholarship is allotted for the recipient’s travel expense to the meeting; the other $2,000 is unrestricted. If the winner cannot travel to the meeting, the total amount awarded to the winner is $2,000 (with travel expenses deducted from the initial $2,500).

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) member (or applicant)
  • Physician assistant (PA) student enrolled in a ARC?PA?accredited program
  • Clinical phase (completed basic science courses)
  • Applicant has not previously received a PA foundation or other specialty organization scholarship
  • Applicant has a strong interest in pursuing a career in the oncology field
  • A clinical rotation in an oncology specialty is strongly encouraged but not required
  • Applicant must not graduate before June of application year
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. If your program does not provide a numerical GPA (i.e. PASS/FAIL), the program must provide an explanation of the grading system.

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Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology