During last week’s Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants (NAPA) Annual CME Conference in Kearney, five UNMC PA students each received $1,000 scholarships. Awards were given to Ashley Miller, Megan Moser, Bridget Reilly, Morgan Walgren, and the coveted NAPA Scholar award went to Elizabeth Benissan-Messan. The NAPA Scholar receives a plaque in addition to the scholarship as the candidate demonstrating the highest level of excellence both professionally and academically.
The photo shows John Ries, PA-C, far left and Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, far right, both members of the NAPA Grants and Scholarships Committee. UNMC PA student scholarship awardees In front from left are Reilly, Benissan-Messan, Walgren and Moser. In the back row on left is Miller. Ten scholarships were awarded, the other five to PA students from Union College shown in the photo.
Most of our UNMC PA students attended part or all of the NAPA conference, assisting with conference responsibilities, introducing lecturers, and conducting fund-raising activities to support student travel to the National PA Conference in Washington, DC.