2015 Veterans Caucus Scholarship Winners


Donna Jones Moritsugu Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Carlos C. Martinez-Cardena – University of Texas – Pan American

Vikki Lianne Moritsugu Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Victoria C. McCoskey – University of New Mexico
The Chan-Padgett Special Forces/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Benjamin F. King – Wake Forest PA Program

Lt Col David Gwinn/Veterans Caucus Memorial Scholarship
Winner – Daniel C. Brown – George Washington University, PA Program

SSgt Craig Ivory Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Colin T. O’Connor – Northwestern University PA Program
Geisinger Nursing Department/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Cristina Parada – Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program
Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Benjamin V. Pipes – Utah Physician Assistant Program

Grogan Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Kimbery A. Mangus – Towson University-CCBC Essex PA Program
Society of Army Physician Assistants/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Ronnie W. Scullark -Cuyahoga Community College/Cleveland State University PA Program
Society of Air Force Physician Assistants/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Veronica A. Dawson – Pat Caps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Jesse Edwards Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Robert G. Nydam – Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant

SSgt Robert V. Milner Memorial/Veterans Caucus Scholarship
Winner – Lauren M. Gaines – Eastern Michigan University Physician Assistant Program


Student Acknowlegments

Dear Mr. Brace,

I wanted to personally thank you for my Vikki Lianne Moritsugu scholarship. I am honored to receive this award in her name. I have accepted a position at our university hospital (University of New Mexico) in the emergency department and I will be using the scholarship money to sit for the PANCE and apply for my licenses after graduation on August 15th. I’m attaching a picture of myself and my program director Dr John Leggott after he presented me with the certificate today.

Again, thank you so much for this memorial scholarship award.

~Viki McCoskey
President, PA Class of 2015

My name is Ronnie Scullark, winner of the Society of Army Physicians Assistants and Veterans Caucus Scholarship. I am extremely honored, and humble by this award. I would like to thank Society of Army Physicians Assistants and Veterans Caucus, for their consideration and generosity. It has been my great honor to serve my country, and to serve others. I can only hope to continue the excellent tradition of the army PA, and to continue to provide excellent care for my fellow soldiers. Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart, I promise to make you all proud.Truly Honored,
SSG Ronnie W Scullark PA-S

Please pass my appreciation on to your fellow board members. I feel very honored to receive the Jesse Edwards Memorial scholarship. This award could not have come at a better time as my Post 911 GI Bill has reached its cap for the year. Upon graduation and licensing I hope to be employed by the Dept of Veterans Affairs. I think it only makes sense to have someone who speaks the language and can relate on a personal level deliver care to our most values citizens.Thank you all very much,

Bob Nydam