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See what’s been happening in the GAPA Students community, check out past events, and learn about the benefits of becoming a member!

GAPA Student Affairs Committee Scholarship

GAPA’s Student Affairs Committee will award two $1,500 scholarships annually.  

1.Currently an ACTIVE member of Georgia Association of Physician Assistants (GAPA)
2.PA student of an ARC-PA Accredited Program in Georgia  
3.Successfully completed 2 semesters of the didactic year of your PA program by May 31st  
4.GPA of at least 3.2  
5.Must be able to submit PA program transcripts   
Scholarship entries are accepted between April 15th and June 15th.
 Awards will be announced before the challenge bowl at the Annual GAPA Conference.

GAPA Diversity Committee Student Scholarship

GAPA’s Diversity Committee will award one $1,500 scholarships annually.  

The Diversity Committee is excited to announce its new Diversity Committee Scholarship Award. This scholarship will be given to the PA student who has demonstrated a commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the profession. Click the link to learn more about the submission criteria.

Application Deadline: April 15- June 15

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a PA student currently enrolled in a PA Program in the state of Georgia
  • Must have successfully completed one term (semester or quarter) of PA studies
  • Must be in good academic standing in the PA Program
  • Must be a member of GAPA
  • Applicant must submit a letter of reference from a faculty advisor or program director
  • Submit a 3-5 minute video detailing how the applicant has participated in efforts to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The video should include ideas for how they plan to continue their efforts as a certified PA.
Video Criteria:
  • Must be 3-5 minutes in length.
  • Must be creative and engaging.
  • Must show how the applicant has been involved in efforts to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Should include ideas for how the applicant plans to continue their efforts as a certified PA.
Reference Letter + Submission Instructions:
  • Include Name of Applicant 
  • Include Reference Name/Title
  • Include contact email address of faculty advisor/program director providing the reference
  • Letter should attest that the applicant is in good academic standing
  • Describe the attributes, qualities, and service efforts of the applicant that make you believe they are deserving of the Diversity Committee Scholarship Award.
  • Reference letter should not come from the applicant. The letter should be emailed directly to: by June 15th. 

Click Here to Apply.

Butch Dent Scholarship

There will be 1 scholarship awarded in the amount of $1000. Application will open in 2024.

Click Here to Apply.

The GAPA Engage Program

The Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, a non-profit constituent organization of the AAPA, welcomes PA students and Pre-PA students interested in joining the Engage program. All membership funds go towards expanding our student offerings, improving our summer conference, and most importantly funding our state lobbying efforts including funding our full-time state lobbyist, Sheila Humberstone. We thank you for your contributions and hope that you are able to make the most of your GAPA membership. 

The GAPA will be offering exclusive student benefits including:

  • Opportunity to serve as a class representative to GAPA Board of Directors
  • GAPA socials (meetings/dinners) 
  • Invaluable networking opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities for aspiring PAs through the Engage program
  • GAPA Scholarships
  • Full-time lobbyist who advocates on behalf of PA interests to legislators  affecting PA practice in GA
  • Access to our Frequently Asked Questions Resource for information and answers to your licensure and clinical practice questions
  • Assistance with Scope of Practice Development
  • Opportunity to serve as a class representative to GAPA Board of Directors
  • GAPA socials – opportunities for networking!
  • Mentorship opportunities for Pre-PAs through the new Engage program
  • GAPA scholarships
  • Assistance with Scope of Practice development
    • Dynamic job board
    • Legal updates
    • GAPA archives
    • Online membership directory
  • Discounts
    • Scrubs, lab coats, professional attire
    • PANCE/PANRE Review courses
    • Educational materials
    • Mortgage programs
    • Littmann products


GAPA Conference 2023

2023 Volleyball Tournament

GAPA Conference 2022

Student Challenge Bowl 2022

The winner of the 2022 GAPA Student Challenge Bowl is….

South University! Congratulations!

Student Corner

Networking Opportunities!

GAPA is one of the largest PA organizations in the country! Joining GAPA as a student gives you the opportunity to network with other PAs as a student.

Student Membership!

Joining GAPA as a student is just a click away! Student members are persons enrolled in Board-approved programs training PAs.


GAPA host several social events for students where you get to have fun with other PA students!