SPAO-HNS Student Scholarship

The Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (SPAO-HNS) is looking to recognize motivated physician assistant students that have a sincere interest in a career in ENT. Interested students must be enrolled in either an accredited PA Program or post-graduate program. The number of scholarships and their monetary reward will depend on available funds and will vary from year to year.

Recipients will be announced at the Annual Board Meeting held in conjunction with the American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference each year.

Any student with an interest in ENT is encouraged to apply. The deadline is May 1.

Interested students should contact:
Ryan Marovich, MPAS, PA-C
200 Lothrop Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-647-2171 (f)

To qualify, the physician assistant student must:

  1. Be enrolled in either an accredited PA Program or post-graduate program.
  2. Demonstrate a financial need (copy of financial aid award letter).
  3. Be in good academic standing (copy of unofficial transcripts).
  4. Be a student member of SPAO in good standing.
  5. Submit a letter from their PA program verifying student status, rotation selection and academic standing.
  6. Submit a letter of recommendation from PA program faculty, instructor or preceptor.
  7. Prepare a short (500 word) narrative explaining their desire to practice in ENT and personal career goals.

Please send an e-mail expressing interest to as early as possible for consideration for the next scholarship cycle.

The SPAO-HNS Scholarship Program will award at least one $500 scholarship per year, preferably to students in their didactic or clinical year.

Interested students should fax recipients necessary documents to 412-647-2171, Attn: Ryan Marovich, MPAS, PA-C, SPAO-HNS Scholarship Program.

View previous scholarship recipients click here.

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