Scholarships

Scholarship & Grant Criteria – 2019

Deadline for application: 4/17/19

The Physician Assistants for Latino Health (PALH), a caucus of the AAPA, offers $1,000 scholarship grants to currently enrolled PA students.

Required application criteria:

    1. Membership in PALH and SAAPA.
    2. Demonstration of leadership in the Latino community and interest in Latino health issues (applicants do not need to be of Latino descent to apply for scholarship).
    3. Student in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (unofficial transcripts should be sent with the application).
    4. Letter of recommendation from an instructor or preceptor.
    5. Statement of purpose as to why the student should be considered for a scholarship.

To apply for our grants/scholarships, please print the application below. (If you are not a member of PALH, you may submit your membership application and dues payment with your scholarship package.) Membership applications are available on palh.org website here.

The following $1000 Scholarships are available from PALH:


  1. The Carmen Nater Genoval Scholarship for work in Puerto Rico.
  2. The R& M Ramos Scholarship for work with Latino patients.


The following Scholarships from PALH specifically for California Residents only:

There are two scholarships granted for $2,500 each, one female and one male student.

This is a fairly easy process for those PA students enrolled in an accredited PA Program who show a commitment to care for Latino patients.

Requirements: Write a paragraph or two identifying yourself as a 1st or 2nd year PA student in good standing. Include your name, your mailing address, email, and cell phone number and the program’s name, address, and telephone with the guidance counselor’s or director’s name and your last unofficial interim grade report. The program contact should be aware of the program’s clinics and your interest focused on healthcare in the Latino community. A letter of recommendation from a professor or a clinical supervisor is also required.

Personal statement: Please include a typed personal statement on a separate page. Your statement should include personal background, pertinent experiences, working with disparities in the Latino community. State your future goals and expectations upon completing your PA program studies, and why you feel you should be considered for a PALH scholarship grant.

Applications may be emailed or sent to the address below.

Deadline for 2019 has been extended to April 17, 2019.

Candidate Requirements:

      • Leadership in the Latino community or interest in Latino health issues (applicant does not need to be of Latino descent to apply for scholarship)
      • Student in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (Unofficial transcripts to be sent with the application)
      • Letter of recommendation from an instructor or preceptor
      • Statement of purpose as to why the student should be considered for a grant /scholarship.
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      • Recommended membership and active involvement in PALH and SAAPA

To Apply:

This is a fairly straightforward grant process for those PA students enrolled in an accredited PA Program who care for Latino patients.

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          • Print out application (if done by paper), current picture of yourself and a copy of transcript and Letter of recommendation and mail to:

Maryann Ramos, MPH, PA-C Emeritus

105 River Run

Greenwich, CT 06831

home: 203 531-5022

2019 PALH Online Scholarship Application


For questions/concerns, please contact:

Maryann Ramos, MPH, PA

Physician Assistants for Latino Health, Scholarship and Legislative Chairperson

maryannramos2@verizon.net

105 River Run, Greenwich, CT 06831

home: 203 531-5022