If you wish to make a gift donation or a pledge to the Physician Assistant Program, please select one of the areas listed below:

C. Hilmon Castle Founder's Fund Scholarship Endowment

Four $500 scholarships are given yearly to clinical year PA students. The awards are given based on demonstrated clinical excellence during the first year of study and clinical practice in the didactic year Friday Clinic experience. This endowed scholarship program was created through a generous financial donation from Dr. C. Hilmon Castle, the founder of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (now the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine) and co-founder (along with William M. Wilson, PhD) of the Physician Assistant Program. Contributions to the endowment fund are greatly appreciated as we attempt to reach our goal of $100,000 by 2014. The fund currently stands at $55,000.

Dorothy Hall Scholarship Endowment

This $1,000 scholarship is given yearly to a PA student who is a single parent with dependent children living at home. Mrs. Dorothy Hall started this endowment fund with a generous $25,000 donation. Donations to this endowment are greatly appreciated and will benefit PA students with expenses related to their education.

Pedersen Family Scholarship Endowment for International Study

Multiple $500 scholarships are given yearly to clinical year PA students to help with costs related to participating in a UPAP international clinical rotation. Scholarships are grants on the basis of need and work to allow those students selected an opportunity to participate internationally despite their financial difficulties. Don and Kathy Pedersen started this endowment, through a generous donation from their family foundation. This endowment stands at $50,000 and your contributions to this effort would be greatly appreciated.

William M. Wilson Underserved Areas Scholarship Endowment

Multiple scholarships are awarded yearly to clinical year PA students who desire to practice in rural or inner city underserved settings. The endowment is named for Dr. William (Bill) Wilson, the PA Program’s co-founder and initial program director. Multiple funding sources were utilized to create this endowed fund that provides three to five $3,000 to $5,000 scholarships per year. Principle funding came from the Archstone Foundation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Utah, and Intermountain Health Care. The endowment stands at $300,000, and your contributions to this effort would be greatly appreciated.

International Rotation Funds

UPAP currently has two international elective rotations for clinical year PA students.

Contributions to these activities are greatly appreciated to help offset supplies and equipment utilized during these activities. Information on the individual rotations can be found under the international section.

PA Student Emergency Fund

Through this fund, no-interest loans of up to $1,500 are available for students for expenses related to PA education. These loans are for a semester at a time and are repaid in a timely fashion. Your contributions are greatly appreciated by at-risk students.

Training and Education Equipment Fund

Your contribution to this fund assures that PA students have access to state of the art equipment for training purposes. The PA Program Learning Lab has been an excellent addition and is serving our students well as they learn the science and art of medicine. Your contributions to this fund is greatly appreciated.

General Gift Fund

Your unspecified donations to UPAP go into the general gift account for use by the program for various activities of program enhancement and are not supported by the general program budget. Examples include alumni receptions at annual conferences, recognition awards at graduation, and funding for student participation in professional venues.