Physician Assistant Program

Scholarship Support for the Next Generation of PAs

The Broadwell Scholarship for Physician Assistant Students

We are pleased to announce the School of Allied Health Professions’ new endowed scholarship, the Broadwell Scholarship for PA Students. This generous endowment, funded by Dr. Larry and Mrs. Louise Broadwell, will allow the SAHP to award annual merit-based scholarships to a current PA student. The Broadwell Scholarship is intended to provide a physician assistant student with funds to defray the cost of tuition, educational, and living expenses.

Just $5,000 remains to unlock a potential $40,000 matching gift from the Board of Regents! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are already close to this goal! 

Help us reach our $5,000 goal by making a gift today! 

The Physician Assistant Program 25th Anniversary Campaign

In 2019, the School of Allied Health Professions celebrated the 25th year of preparing qualified Physician Assistants to provide health care for Louisiana citizens. That same year, we embarked on a bold plan to expand access to the PA program at the SAHP at LSU Health Shreveport.

We are excited to announce the creation of a new scholarship fund for highly qualified students. These scholarships will allow us to enhance our recruitment efforts and grow our program.

Two PA students from the incoming Class of ’25 will be awarded a scholarship in summer ’23. We invite you to join us and make an impact!

Class of 2024 Recipients

“Thank you so much for your investment in my education as part of the LSU Health Shreveport PA program. Through your generous gift, I am one step closer towards my dream of caring for people through the avenue of medicine. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be part of a program that is preparing me so well for my future career. Once again, I truly appreciate your support in my journey through this training process . ” – Emma Hixson

“I am honored to have been chosen for this scholarship and would like to express my sincere appreciation and thank those involved for their generosity, thoughtfulness, and continued support of the PA program at LSU Health Shreveport. I’m grateful to be a part of the Class of 2024 and hope to make you all proud during my time in the program as well as throughout my career as a PA! ” – Ali Neck


Class of 2023 Recipients

“Thank you so much for your contribution to my education and for your continued investment in the PA program here at LSU Health Shreveport. I am honored to be a recipient of this scholarship and hope to make you all proud throughout my education and PA career.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!” – Abbie Davis

“I really appreciate the opportunity to be a student in this program; it’s been an incredible experience so far and we’ve learned so much in such a short time. I’m grateful to the faculty and to the alumni and donors that made this scholarship possible. My father was diagnosed with cancer just prior to my start in the program and this scholarship was a huge help to me and my family as our financial situation shifted. I look forward to the chance to continue to grow as my classmates and I move forward and for a chance to continue to serve the Shreveport community to the best of our ability.” – Claire Herke


If you are interested in planned giving vehicles, gifts of stock or property, or endowment opportunities, please contact Jesse Gilmore at 318-861-0855 or visit our Ways to Give page for more information.

Many gifts made to LSUHS Foundation are eligible for TAF Priority Points. If you have an existing TAF ID number, or would like us to report your giving information to TAF in order to create one, please contact us via the TAF ID Submission Web Form