Scholarship Recipients

2015 Scholarship Recipients

At FallFest 2015, two PA students were recipients of the J.C. Carey Memorial Scholarship.

The first J.C. Carey Memorial Scholarship went to Emily Oaks, a first year student in the Lincoln Memorial University PA Program.  Some of the highlights of Emily’s journey before starting in the LMU program included her receiving her Bachelor of Science in Education and Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  She was a member of the Phi Sigma Theta honors fraternity and was on the UT Magna Cum Laude Dean’s List from fall semester 2012 through fall semester 2013. She served as a volunteer in the Children’s Miracle Network through the Children’s Hospital in Knoxville from 2009-2013. From 2010 to 2013 she was also a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.  She served as Craft Director for Phi Mu Fraternity Philanthropies from August 2010-May 2012.

The second J.C. Carey Memorial Scholarship recipient was Andrew Wickwire, a first year student in the Trevecca Nazarene University PA Program. Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity Christian College in 2013. He also completed programs at the College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois as a Certified Nursing Assistant and EMT. Andrew served on a medical mission trip to Monrovia, Liberia in Africa in 2011. He has since served in the Humanitarian Society of Glenn Ellyn, Illinois and Dupage Dads’ Homeless Shelter also in Glen Ellyn.

The Foundation is happy to award scholarships to these two fine students and hopes that practicing PAs will consider a tax deductible donation to the Foundation to help other students attain their goals of becoming PA.  

Donations may be sent to the Tennessee Physician Assistant Foundation, PO Box 59, Bradyville, Tennessee 37026. PAs can also set up monthly autopayments by emailing or calling the TAPA office at (615) 463-0026.