NTAF is dedicated to supporting future healthcare clinicians in our nation through its scholarship program. Today’s pre-health students will be tomorrow’s doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. By supporting their education, NTAF can help students achieve their dreams in medicine.
Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship
The Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship honors Becky Keel, a former PhysAssist Scribe who lost her life in a tragic car accident in 2015. At only 22, Becky was a remarkable individual who accomplished an incredible amount while touching so many people in her circle. Pictured here on her first day with PhysAssist Scribes, her ebullience, energy, and amazing nature shine through.
Becky was passionate, adventurous, bright, a go-getter and a huge dreamer. A true leader, she lived her life to the fullest academically, through recreation, and her work and never let any obstacle stand in her way. She loved animals, rescuing many, and aspired to move to Australia one day where she hoped to care for wildlife small and large. When it came to friends, family, and co-workers, Becky was always there to lend a hand or an ear, no matter what was tasked of her.
Each year NTAF distributes a $5,000 scholarship in Becky’s name to a PhysAssist Scribe that embodies Becky’s spirit. Below are past recipients of this scholarship.
In January 2017, the $5,000.00 Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Priya Patel, a PhysAssist Scribe working in Dallas, TX. Becky’s family presented the check and gave a warm, heartfelt speech on how Priya embodies their daughter’s spirit and drive. “Like our daughter, Priya walks through the world with purpose and uses her talents and passions for the good of others,” shared Jim Keel, Becky’s father.
Scholarship winner Priya Patel with the Keel family and NTAF board members.
In the past, finalists for the Rebecca Keel Memorial Scholarship have received a $1,000.00 scholarship:
Daniel R. Schaefer, Florida State University
Taylor A. Matson, Texas A&M University
Victoria L. Ford, University of Central Oklahoma
Isabelle Joyce B. Agapito, University of South Florida
2014 NTAF Scholarship
The 2014 NTAF Scholarship recipient was Brittanie Knowles from the Dallas/Kaufman PhysAssist Scribes facility. From 2013, she was a Scribe and Scribe Trainer, playing a valuable role in I Am Scribe University, the company’s scribe training program. As a trainer, she was a leader, encouraging scribe trainees to reach for the top. Brittanie exemplifies the core values of hard work, passion, dedication and determination. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she was a collegiate athlete that played softball and pursued her academic requirements for medical school.