Scholarships for Physician Assistant Students


Scholarship support to Physician Assistant students based on following criteria:

  • Committed to attending both fall/spring semesters full-time
  • Intent to practice in rural communities or small towns in Central and South Texas
  • Texas resident
  • US Citizen
  • High school graduate of a Texas public, private, or home-school, on or after May 2011
  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA



The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) continues to fulfill its mission as “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.” Through the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and with the support of over 5,500 volunteers, S.A.L.E. commits funding to education in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, auction, a calf scramble program and show premiums paid to youth. Scholarships are limited to students demonstrating the intent to practice in rural communities and/or small towns in central and south Texas. You can visit their website at



All applicants must meet the following requirements:

i) Resident of Texas.
ii) Demonstrated financial need.
iii) Enrollment in the School of Health Professions.

  1. Applicants should have an understanding of the importance of serving as mentor to others in the So. Texas /Border Region
  2.  Applicants must submit a single spaced 12pt. font, two page essay describing how you meet the criteria and describe personal, academic and family experiences that brought you to a career in medicine
  3. Applicants must be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs



In the winter of 2007 Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long generously established an endowed scholarship that will benefit Physician Assistant Students.

As a former teacher, Dr. Teresa Long has experienced first-hand that education is at the very heart of a society’s success. Entering teaching at a time when Caucasian and Mexican-American children were being taught together for the first time, her experience and hard work attracted the attention of state and federal government, leading her to serve in the U.S. Office of Education on Migrant Education and the Head Start Program, implementing education policies nationwide.

Beginning his career in United States Army, Mr. Joe Long served in the Korean War earning the rank of First Lieutenant. After being honorably discharged, Mr. Long took his leadership skills to the Office of the Attorney General and eventually into the banking industry. As the Founder and Executive of First State and Community National Banks, Mr. Long built an empire of customer-service driven banks which not only survived the recession of the 1980’s, but flourished. In 1998, Mr. Long sold his banks to Norwest Corporation.

Together, Dr. and Mr. Long, bring their passion and talents to philanthropy Dr. Teresa Lozano Long and Joe Long are among South Texas’ most admired civic leaders. Through the Long Foundation and their unwavering commitment to the arts, higher education, and medical advancement, they have enriched the social well-being of South Texas and have endowed generations to come with a brighter, more prosperous future.