Veterans Caucus Scholarships Available -- 2018-19 Award Cycle

The following scholarships will be offered during the 2018-19 cycle.  

Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

The Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial Award is in honor of the memory of the late wife of RADM Dr. Ken Moritsugu, whose life was cut short by a tragic auto accident. Donna was a multi-talented women and whom Dr. Moritsugu describes as the “wind beneath his wings”.

Vikki Lianne Moritsugu Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This Scholarship is made in honor of the late Vikki Moritsugu, loving daughter of RADM Dr. Kenneth and the late Donna Moritsugu. The Moritsugu family and friends remember Vikki’s passion for life and learning through this scholarship.

SSgt Craig Ivory Memorial Scholarship/ Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Pat and Terri Ivory to honor the memory of their son Craig, Army medic who passed away in Iraq.     

Lt. Col David Gwinn/Veterans Caucus Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship is provided by the members of the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the achievements of an outstanding veteran of one of the seven branches of the Uniformed Services who is currently enrolled in PA training. It is awarded annually in memory of Lt. Col. David Gwinn. David was loved by everyone who knew him. He helped develop the Veterans Caucus and served in every capacity on the Board until his untimely death.

The PFC Roger W. Cummins/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

The PFC Roger W. Cummins scholarship is provided to the veteran, active duty, surviving spouse or child of a US Marine or Navy Corpsman who has served with the United States Marine Corps, who is currently enrolled in a PA training program. PFC Roger W Cummings was a highly motivated heroic individual who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country and fellow Marines and the scholarship serves as a living memorial to him.

Grogan Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Rodney Grogan and his wife in the memory of CMSgt USAF Retired Kenneth Grogan and his wife Ernestine and Bryce and Jodi Grogan, children of Rodney and his wife. This scholarship is open to an outstanding veteran or dependent of a veteran from any branch of the military. 

Geisinger Nursing Department/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This Scholarship is provided by the members of the Geisinger Health System Nursing Department and recognizes the achievements of an outstanding veteran or a dependent of a veteran of one of the seven branches of the Uniformed Services who is currently enrolled in PA training.

Society of Army Physician Assistants/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the members of the Society of Army Physician Assistants and Veterans Caucus to honor a veteran Physician Assistant student who served with distinction in the United States Army. 

Society of Air Force Physician Assistants/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the members of the Society of Air Force Physician Assistants and Veterans Caucus to honor a veteran Physician Assistant student who served with distinction in the United States Air Force. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Jerry Reed, Tony DiTomasso and David Gwinn.

Jesse Edwards Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

The Jesse Edwards Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship is given by family and friends of the late Jesse Edwards. He was a avid PA educator at the University of Nebraska, Omaha who blazed the path for the first Physician Assistant Master’s online program. His foresight into the needs of the physician assistant profession provided many PAs the opportunity to advance their education.

SSgt. Robert V. Milner Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

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This scholarship provided by Rear Admiral Mike Milner, PA-C (Retired) United States Public Health Service and his wife Patricia Castillo, PA-C, recognizes either a US Air Force veteran or dependent of a US Air Force veteran enrolled in PA training. This scholarship serves to memorialize the life and faithful service to his country of his father, SSgt Robert V. Milner, USAF who served during the Korean War and the Berlin Airlift operations and acknowledges his father's dedicated service to his community, friends, and country. 

SMSgt. Nathan L. Lipscomb, SR. Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Dallas Lipscomb and family, and recognizes either a US Air Force veteran or dependent of a US Air Force veteran enrolled in PA training. This scholarship serves to memorialize the life and faithful service to his country of SMSgt. Nathan L. Lipscomb, SR., who served in the Navy and Air Force during the cold war and in SE Asia. He has always been a huge advocate of the PA Profession.

Sgt. Frederick C Brace Jr. Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Adeline E. Brace and family, and recognizes either a US Air Force veteran or dependent of a US Air Force veteran enrolled in PA training. This scholarship serves to memorialize the life and faithful service to his country of her late husband, Sgt. Frederick C Brace Jr., USANG, who also served as a volunteer fireman/paramedic with the Holbrook Fire Department on Long Island for 30+ years. This scholarship acknowledges her husband's dedicated service to his community, friends, and country.

Captain Frederick C. Brace III Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Linda Brace and her family along with many of Fred's friends and coworkers to honor his memory. Fred was a US Air Force and was a dedicated member of the Veterans Caucus Board of Directors. The scholarship will be awarded to either a US Air Force Veteran or dependent of a US Air Force Veteran enrolled in PA training.

Albert T. Kissel Memorial/ Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Albert T. Kissel Scholarship is donated in the memory of the father of Josanne Kissel Pagel. Army Pvt. Kissel served in World War II (Philippines) and Korea. Due to long term exposure to jungle conditions, Pvt. Kissel suffered many heart, skin and joint conditions that were treated at the Veterans Administration. This scholarship is given to a PA who is a returned or retired veteran of any branch of the armed services who directly serves veterans. It is ideally designed to assist the creation of innovative programs for veterans. Examples of programs: RWB (Red, White and Blue), and others.