Scholarships

For Department of Physician Assistant scholarship information and applications, contact Shannon Penny at shannon.penny@wmich.edu.

John Josten Alumni Scholarships

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student(s) in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) in Western Michigan University's PA program.
  • Demonstrated "unmet need" for financial assistance.

Note: Scholarships are awarded annually to students admitted to the WMU physician assistant program. One scholarship is awarded to a first year student (after completion of two semesters) and one to a second year student. This scholarship was established to honor the first director of the physician assistant program at WMU.

Award amount: Varies.

Helen Elizabeth Gibbens Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund

Eligibility criteria:

  • Student(s) in good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA) after completion of two semesters in the WMU Physician Assistant program.
  • Demonstrated "unmet need" for financial assistance.

Note: This scholarship will be awarded annually. It was established to honor Helen Elizabeth Gibbens, a former Sindecuse Health Center nurse.

Award amount: Dependent upon fund accumulation.

No student shall be discriminated against for these scholarships because of age, color, creed, handicap, marital status, national origin, race or sex.

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