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Since 1999, Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) has helped to award $4,000 in scholarship money to 11 students at Wichita State University’s (WSU) PA program. In 2006, KAPA contributed $28,000 to establish and endow the Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants Endowed Fellowship. This became one of the 4 PA specific endowed scholarships at the University's Foundation. (http://foundation.wichita.edu/spirit-of-the-gift)

The scholarship is open to PA students entering their second year, who plan to practice in Kansas upon graduation.

The 2014 KAPA Memorial Scholarship recipients are Mindy D. Ewert and Margaret R. Fisher, both born and raised in Wichita, KS.

Mindy Ewert

Mindy graduate summa cum laude with a BS in Biology from Pittsburg State University. She followed this by again graduating summa cum laude with a Doctor of Chiropractor from Logan College of Chiropractic. She is pursuing a PA degree to expand her scope of practice so that she can fuse holistic medicine and traditional medicine. She is heavily involved in health coalitions to support the health of the communities she lives in and serves. She is hoping to practice in Kansas, close to her family.

Margaret Fisher

Maggie Fisher has a BA in Athletic Training from Tabor College and worked for five years as an Athletic Trainer. She has a background as an EMT and as an Emergency Care Technician, as well as ten years of community volunteer experience. She is hoping to stay true to her Kansas roots and practice here when she graduates.

Past recipients

Carol M. Watson, Prosper, TX

Ryan T. Wilken, Chicago, IL

Jason E. Kearns, Parsons, KS and Rebecca D. White, Olathe, KS

Dustin R. Huff, Lawrence, KS and Mandy M. Spence, Kentwood, MI

Amanda F. Haffa, Goddard, KS

Katelin Hosfelt, Topeka, KS

Troy B. Frick, Wichita, KS

Text explaining the two KAPA awards.

Physician Assistant of the Year Award

KAPA Memorial Scholarship


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