PA Students Receive Scholarships

Wingate, N.C. -- Wingate University PA students Kelly Vanhoy of Shelby, N.C. and Adriana Lever of Huntersville, N.C., have each been awarded a 2010 Physician Assistant Foundation scholarship based upon their outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to community service and quality health care.

Wingate University selects PA students based upon their experience, academic standing and character. Part of the curriculum encourages a service learning component where students become engaged in helping the underserved and practice their newly learned clinical skills. This last year, more than 1,000 applicants vied for placement in Wingate’s masters level PA Program. The PA Foundation has a long history of scholarships for deserving students:

“PA Foundation scholarships have provided over $2.4 million to more than1,200 deserving PA students, and this year singled out 77 deserving recipients," said Agnes Compagnone, RPA-C, president, PA Foundation. By supporting the Annual Student Scholarship Program we are supporting the next generation of physician assistants. This is a career path that shows increased trends in growth, salary and job security.”

The PA Foundation develops and allocates resources that empower the physician assistant profession to impact the health and wellness of communities it serves. It provides grants and scholarships to PAs and PA students who bring much-needed health care to underserved and underprivileged communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Scholarships and grants are made available through the generosity of individual contributions, corporate support and various constituent organizations. For more information about the PA Foundation, visit the organization’s web site,

Contact: Gary R. Uremovich, Director, Wingate Physician Assistant Program

Jennifer Gaskins, Director of Marketing and Communication