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Scholarship Opportunities

Listed below are scholarship and loan repayment opportunities that may be available for PA students. Click on the links below to find out further information about each opportunity. If you have additional scholarship and loan repayment opportunities that you would like to share, please e-mail us at PA-info@ucdenver.edu.


Program Scholarships

Henry Silver Diversity Scholarship

The Henry Silver Diversity Scholarship is named in honor of the founder of our program. The scholarship is up to $3,500 awarded annually to incoming students to contribute to the learning environment and diversity of the program. Diversity, as defined per our diversity plan, embraces race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability, but also includes life experiences, record of service and employment, and other talents and attributes that can enhance the scholarly and learning environment. Special consideration will be given to those students showing evidence of being from a diverse, educationally or economically disadvantaged background as well as students showing an outstanding commitment to community service contributing to diversity within organizations and helping diverse or indigent communities.

Sam and Nancy Gary Scholarship - Native American Students

The Sam and Nancy Gary Scholarship provides $30,000, distributed over three years, to one student in each CHA/PA class. Native American students are particularly encouraged to apply, and preference is given to Native American students who are a members of a federally recognized tribe. Scholarship recipients will be selected in accordance with established procedures for awarding merit and need-based scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded for one academic year and are renewable based on a student remaining in good academic standing.

National Western Stock Show Scholarship

The National Western Stock Show Foundation Scholarship was established to encourage new CHA/PA graduates to settle in rural areas of Colorado or Wyoming. It provides annual awards of $5000, for a total of $15,000, to one CHA/PA Rural Track student. Preference shall be given to those applicants from rural communities in Colorado and Wyoming and/or to applicants who have participated in the National Western Stock Show. The recipient must complete a minimum of two years of post graduate work in rural areas of Colorado and Wyoming.

CHA/PA Leadership & Advocacy Scholarship

The Commitment to Advocacy and Leadership Scholarship is awarded to first year PA students with a demonstrated commitment to advocacy, leadership, and service within the PA profession. Students awarded this scholarship will receive $3,500 and will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for travel to a conference for professional growth.

CU Medicine Primary Care Scholarship

This scholarship awards approximately $15,000 to first year students with an interest in serving in Primary Care (outpatient Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or General Pediatrics) following graduation.

Global Health Track Travel Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students who are selected for, and participate in, the global health track. It reimburses students up to $1,000 for expenses related to global health travel.