Veterans Caucus of the AAPA

2002 Scholarship Winner

2002 VETERANS CAUCUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Order of St. Lazarus (Green Cross Project) / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Craig Gilcrese (US Army) $2000
University of New Mexico PA Program, New Mexico

The Order of St. Lazarus! Green Cross Project award is co-sponsored with the Veterans Caucus. This ancient order is a philanthropic organization that recognized the contributions made by the soldiers during the Crusades. The Green Cross Project was a group of volunteers who went onto the battle field during the Crusades and rendered medical aid to fallen soldiers.

Andrea Long Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Charles Ryan (US Army) $1250
Arizona School of Health Sciences PA Program, Arizona

Dennis Isenhower (US Army) $1250
Butler University of Health Sciences, Indiana

The Andrea Long Memorial Scholarship was new in 1998. 2 scholarships at $1250 each are made to honor the memory of Andrea Long, the late wife of long time Veterans Caucus supporter, Jim Long, Captain, USAF, Retired. Andrea Long is remembered as a very gifted teacher, one who was dedicated to the Special Education program and all children with Special Educational Needs.

Society of Army Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Jack Carpenter (US Army) $1250
Quinnipiac University of Health Sciences, Connecticut

This scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Society of Army PA's through the Veterans Caucus and honors a veteran PA student who served with distinction in the US Army.

Society of Air Force Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Jodie Popp (US Air Force) $1250
University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, Texas

The scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Society of Air Force PA's through the Veterans Caucus and honors a veteran PA student who served with distinction in the US Air Force.

Naval Association of Physician Assistants / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Brent Schasser (US Navy) $1250
Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio

This scholarship is sponsored by the members of the Naval Association of PA's through the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the outstanding achievement of a veteran of the US Navy or US Marine Corps enrolled in PA training.

Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Patrick Van Meter (US Air Force) $1250
University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical PA Program, Alabama

Michael Griffin (US Marine Corps) $1250
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Louisiana

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 who Dr. Moritsugu describes as the "wind beneath his wings".

Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Wayne Wayt (US Air Force) $1250
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas

The 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.

Wyeth Laboratories / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Troy Stoneberg (US Army) $1250
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Andrew Poplowski (US Navy) $1250
University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, Utah

Stacy Smith (US Air Force) $1250
CCBC / Essex University, Maryland

New in 2001, these awards are sponsored by the Wyeth Laboratories, Federal Government Sales Division, through the Veterans Caucus and recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Physician Assistants to people in need of quality healthcare. It is presented for exemplary academic achievement and dedicated community service to a member or veteran of any Uniformed Service of the United States of America.

Pentagon 9-11 Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Carlos Diaz (US Army) $1250
Miami Dade Community College Physician Assistant Program, Florida

This scholarship, new in 2002, is sponsored by the members of the Veterans Caucus. It acknowledges the heroism and personal sacrifice of all uniformed service Physician Assistants and is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.

Chan-Padgett Special Forces Memorial / Veterans Caucus Scholarship

Charles Boelter (US Army Special Forces) $1250
Miami Dade Community College Physician Assistant Program, Florida

This scholarship, new in 2002, is sponsored by Ms. Vicki Chan-Padgett and Major John Padgett, USA Special Forces through the Veterans Caucus. It is made in honor of the memory of the sacrifices made by their parents, Ed and Mabel Chan and Larry and Virginia Padgett during WWlI.