WMU student one of six in state awarded prestigious foundation scholarship

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Photo of Dr. Eric Vangsnes and Melissa Scheid.

From left: Dr. Eric Vangsnes and Scheid

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University physician assistant student is one of only six students in the state to be awarded a prestigious scholarship.

Melissa Scheid, a second-year physician assistant student from Grand Rapids, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Michigan Physician Assistant Foundation.

The awards were presented at the annual Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants fall conference in Traverse City. The scholarship is awarded to PA students who demonstrate leadership within their class, a high level of academic achievement and who actively participate in various community service projects.

About the academy

The Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants is the essential resource for the PA profession in Michigan and the primary advocate for PAs in the state. The group is committed to providing quality, cost-effective and accessible health care through the promotion of professional growth and enhancement of the PA practice environment.

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