Jessica Stevens Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship program honors the memory of Jessica Stevens, PA-C from Talkeetna. From 1993 until 2007 at the time of her death due to a motor vehicle accident, Jessica cared for patients in the Upper Susitna Valley. From her humble beginnings in a makeshift clinic with borrowed and expired supplies to the state of the art Sunshine Community Health Center of today, she practiced medicine. She maneuvered federal grants to fund a rural medical clinic to benefit her neighbors. More information about this exceptional woman, PA, mother, and human being can be found here and here.  

2016 scholarship recipient

Carly Thomas, 2016 Jessica Stevens Memorial Scholarship recipient & Dennis Spencer, AKAPA Board President.


The Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants has established scholarships to financially assist PA students who are from and plan to return to Alaska. The awards are based on merit and financial need. These awards are targeted for those most in need and committed to the PA profession. The awards are not less than $500 and may be more based upon the number of applicants and scholarship funds for the year.

Please submit your completed application postmarked by December 1, 2018 to:

2018 Scholarship Committee
2804 West Northern Lights BLVD
Anchorage, AK 99517

1. AKAPA and AAPA member in good standing
 Copy of AAPA membership card
2. Certification of attendance and good academic standing from accredited PA program
3. Proof of Alaska residency by at least one of the following:
 Copy of Alaska driver’s license
 Copy of Permanent Fund Dividend receipt
 Copy of Voter Registration
4. Two letters of reference (one must be from PA program faculty)
5. Essay (750 words or <)
a. Describe your commitment to practice primary care in Alaska and how your past and current community service activities                       illustrate that.
b. How will you give back the AKAPA?

Click to download the scholarship application. 

The 2018 application deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2018.

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