Simon Scholar Physician Assistant Program

Overcoming Barriers to Impact the World in Positive Ways

The new Simon Scholar Physician Assistant Program at Chapman University creates pathways for students facing adversity by offering full-tuition scholarships.

This scholarship provides eligible students who wish to earn their Masters in Medical Science degree (MMS) at the Chapman University Physician Assistant Program with the opportunity to graduate in two years with little or no debt and join the profession ranked number one in best healthcare jobs in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

Student debt can have a significant effect on career choices, as well as clinical practice types and location. This impact is especially significant for underserved students facing  financial adversity. Our goal is to minimize the impact on student debt for students awarded the Simon Scholar PA Scholarship.

Qualified applicants to the Simon Scholar PA Program must also meet Chapman University PA Program admissions requirements.

Selection Criteria

  • First-generation college student
  • Primary residence in Orange or San Diego County
  • Underserved student
  • History of economic and personal adversity
  • Demonstrated leadership & ongoing community service 
  • History of academic excellence and achievement
  • Plans to apply to the Chapman University PA Program
  • Willing to commit to clinical practice as PA in Orange or San Diego County post-graduation

What does the scholarship cover?

Simon Scholar PA Program awardees will receive a full-tuition scholarship to complete the Chapman University PA Program. In many cases, Simon Scholars will graduate with their master’s degree debt-free.

Contact Information

Gerald Glavaz, DHSc, PA-C

Associate Dean for PA Studies, Simon Scholar PA Program

Rinker Health Sciences Campus

(714) 744-7899

Kseniya Krivoruchko

Administrative Coordinator

Rinker Health Science Campus

(714) 516-5266

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