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  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Pedersen Scholarship
Don and Kathy Pedersen, the Pedersen Family Foundation, and the University of Utah Division of Physician Assistant Studies are pleased to announce the availability of competitive scholarships for University of Utah physician assistant students.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to University of Utah  PA student applicants ONLY who:
  1. Demonstrate past commitment to working with underserved populations.
  2. Demonstrate financial need.
  3. Plan to practice primary care medicine (family practice, general internal medicine, and general pediatrics in an underserved setting after graduation.

Program’s Commitment 

Scholarship recipients will be awarded funds to help offset the cost of attending international rotations.
The number of qualified applicants and the performance of the interest bearing account of the endowment will determine the amount and number of awards in any given year.
At present the funds will be made available to use for Spring Semester of the student’s clinical year.
Recipient’s Commitment
It is our goal that the award recipient, upon graduation from the Utah Physician Assistant Program, will demonstrate a commitment to working with underserved populations in some capacity.  This could entail full-time, part-time, volunteering on a regular basis, or implementing a community service project to benefit the graduate’s local community.


In general, scholarship funds exist for students’ use during the clinical year of the program. This does not preclude any future electives developed for the pre-clinical year. Any University of Utah physician assistant student who is advancing successfully through the physician assistant program is eligible to apply.

Scholarship deadline is for BOTH Spring and Summer term PA programs. 
Pedersen Family Foundation
Don and Kathy Pedersen

Additional Information

To obtain further information please contact:
Primary Contacts:

Alexandra Solesbee
Coordinator, Education

Family And Preventive Medicine