Mission Statement: The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds and provide scholarship money to qualified students who are enrolled in a Connecticut Physician Assistant program or Connecticut residents attending an out of state Physician Assistant program.
The CT PA Foundation (PAF) is the philanthropic arm of the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants. Incorporated in 1989, the Foundation was an outgrowth of the ConnAPA Scholarship Committee which began awarding scholarships in 1980. Of note is the fact that ConnAPA was the first state PA chapter to award a scholarship. Over the years, ConnAPA has given out thousands of dollars in PA school scholarships to Connecticut residents. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of physician assistants as well as faculty and student representatives from each Physician Assistant Program in Connecticut.
All money raised is for the purpose of scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected based on a review of their application, including their curriculum vitae, community service involvement, and their response to an essay question. PA Program verification of active enrollment is required. Scholarships are presented at the annual Charter Oak Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants.
The Foundation has held activities such as a Bowl-A-Rama, Wine and Tapas, and other social events to raise additional funds.Since initiating these events, the Foundation has raised thousands of dollars for scholarships.
President: Deb Cooke Immediate Past President: Aisha Khan Treasurer: Beth Cuoco Secretary: Johanna D’Addario Trustee: Becky Orsulak Trustee: Brennan Bowker Trustee: Alexander Cieply Trustee: Jocelyn Depathy Trustee: Courtney Fankhanel Trustee: Michael Moi Trustee: Corinne Morrison
Yale University Hannah Carson, 1st yr Christina Jacobson, 2nd yr
U of Bridgeport Alyssa Raines, 1st year Katie Stites, 2nd yr
Quinnipiac University Windell Julien, 1st yr Kyle Hoyer, 1st yr Alyssa Romance, 2nd yr Benjamin Mucci, 2nd yr
Sacred Heart University Joy Helwig, 1st yr David Ceini, 2nd yr
Students attending an accredited Physician Assistant program in Connecticut or residents of the State of Connecticut attending an accredited PA program in another state are eligible to apply for a scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and awards will be announced at the Charter Oak Conference.