Kathy J. Pedersen, MPAS, PA-C Equal Access to Higher Education Scholarship

Kathy Pedersen, PA-C has dedicated her career to improving Global Health and increasing awareness of the PA profession. Kathy’s life work has been to “raise visibility of the physician assistant profession, and to innovate with academia and other audiences to identify and consider PA-like providers in settings around the world with the goal of reducing inequity and improving health access.” She has taken part in national presentations and PA organization committee volunteerism, international outreach activities, and board service with the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC)/Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Kathy believes that higher education is a key for many to pursue their chosen profession and serve their communities. However, more significant barriers exist for some students in their ability to fund an education. It is Kathy’s hope that this scholarship might be able to alleviate some of the barriers that would otherwise prevent a “future” PA from receiving their education.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:

Award
$500
Deadline
12/31/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Kathy believes that higher education is a key for many to pursue their chosen profession and serve their communities. However, more significant barriers exist for some students in their ability to fund an education. In 300 - 500 words, please answer the following essay prompt. "What are some of the barriers you have had to face when trying to fund your education." Please be specific in your examples.