Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship
The Susan Lindahl Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998. Susan, the wife of our founding President Joe Lindahl, passed away following a struggle with a brain tumor in 1997. This Scholarship fund was established in honor of the sacrifices Susan and Joe Lindahl under went getting PAOS off the ground and sustaining this organization in its early years. The establishment of this Memorial Scholarship fund was to cultivate and attract young physician assistant students into the field of orthopedics. Initially one $500 annual scholarship was awarded to an outstanding second year Physician Assistant student who showed an interest in pursing a carrier in orthopedics. This award has grown and currently, if funds permit, awards two $1500 (increased in 2013) scholarships annually. Each year during the Advanced Orthopedic Fall CME course PAOS will honor the annual recipient or recipients of this scholarship. PAOS hopes that this scholarship will attract deserving students who are considering a career in orthopaedics.
Deadline for this year is August 15, 2013.
- Must be a current Physician Assistant student in a current CAAHEA/CAAHEP or ARC-PA approved program
- Must be first year student entering your second year or a second year student with an interest in orthopaedic career.
- A Letter of reference from your PA Program Director.
- Two reference letters from prior or current professors.
- Letter stating your interest in pursing an orthopaedic career along with any supporting activities, prior education, and/or experience.
- Coversheet that includes the following information -
- Email address
- PA program attending
- Anticipated year of graduation
- Prior education if applicable
All requirements to be sent to:
Congratulations to our 2012 Scholarship Winners: Each winner received a $1000.00 scholarship award
- Bridget Barron, PA-S (Pacific University Master of Physician Assistant Studies)
- Matthew Cole, PA-S (University of Pittsburgh)
- Jackson Ferguson, PA-S (Oregon Health & Science University)
Congratulations to our 2011 Scholarship Winners: Each winner received a $1000.00 scholarship award
- Dalan Garcia, PA-S (Western University of Health Sciences)
- Sheela Patel, PA-S (Kettering College of Medial Arts)
- Nicole McAlvin-Reichart, PA-S (Albany Medical College)
Congratulations to our 2010 Scholarship Winners: Each winner received a $1000.00 scholarship award
- Martin Stancil, PA-S (Emory University)
- Shannon Dugan, PA-S (Emory University)
- Luis Garcia, PA-S (Duke University)
Congratulations to our 2009 Scholarship Winners: Each winner received a $1000.00 scholarship award
- Kate Gumersell, PA-S (Drexel University)
- Karen Polchinski, PA-S (Philadelphia University)
- Daniel Thrush, PA-S (Arcadia University)