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The John Kazen, PA-C Student Scholarship

About The Scholarship

The Bexar County PA Society (BCPAS) takes great pleasure in offering scholarship awards to students in their didactic and clinical phases of the PA Program. There will be four $500 awards granted to students.

In an unexpected turn of events in January 2021, we lost John Kazen, PA-C. He was a remarkable individual who graduated from UTMB at Galveston's PA program at the tender age of 19. For over 43 years, he remained devoted to family practice medicine in San Antonio. John was among the pioneering physician assistants in San Antonio, initiating his career at a solo family practice clinic. His journey saw him dedicating significant time to mentoring, guiding, and educating aspiring advanced practice providers. He served as an associate professor for UTHSCSA PA Program and as a preceptor in family practice medicine at the University of Texas Rio Grande. John's dedication extended to volunteering at various organizations, including holding roles such as vice president and treasurer of the Bexar County PA Society and an adviser to the American Academy of Family Practice Physician’s Assistants. He held a strong commitment to his patients, his profession, and his community. This scholarship stands as a testament to his enduring legacy, ensuring that his contributions will always be remembered.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a BCPAS Student Member.
  • Be a graduate of a Texas based high school, a graduate of an undergraduate college/university based Texas, or be attending a Texas based PA school.
  • Currently attending an ARC-PA-accredited PA Program in Texas.
  • Have successfully completed at least one semester of PA school and be in good academic standing.
  • Be enrolled in PA school for the semester the application is given.
  • Have not previously received a scholarship from BCPAS.
  • Submit a Faculty Form found HERE.
  • Write a 250-500 word essay on why you should be chosen for this scholarship.  Topics may include community service, involvement in a Pre-PA Society, future plans after graduation, desire to practice in a primary care setting, and/or unique qualities that you possess that make you an ideal candidate for this scholarship.

Important Dates:

  • Applications will open: September 1, 2024
  • Submission of all application materials: Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Notification by email to applicants chosen for scholarship: Monday, October 28, 2024
  • Awards will be announced during our Annual CME Conference
  • Awards mailed to recipients by November 30, 2024

    Scholarship Application Checklist:

    • Meet Eligibility Requirements as outlined above.
    • Complete Scholarship Application below.
    • Complete PA Program Faculty Form. 
    • Write 250-500 word essay.
    • Both application and Form must be completed. 


      Bexar County PA Society

      P.O Box 12554

      San Antonio, Texas 78212


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