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October 9, 2019 - Seven King’s College physician assistant majors have been awarded scholarships from the Peyton Walker Foundation, an organization created in memory of a former King’s physician assistant major to aid students in that discipline.

Peyton Walker was a physician assistant major at King’s when she died unexpectedly in November 2013 from sudden cardiac arrest. The Peyton Walker Foundation was created to raise awareness and survival rates for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

Selection for the scholarships, ranging in amounts between $1,000 and $5,000, is based on academic achievement and financial need.   All recipients are in their fourth year of the five-year physician assistant master’s degree program.  This is the sixth year the scholarships have been awarded.

The Peyton Walker Foundation has provided more than $75,000 in scholarships and has donated $15,000 in equipment to the King’s physician assistant program.

Pictured in first row, from left, are scholarship recipients Brooke Stevens, Valerie Warmkessel, Xzyla Russell, Elisabeth Corbett, and Kristen Schmidt; Cindy Walker, chair of the Scholarship Committee and Peyton’s grandmother.

Pictured in second row, from left, is Julie Walker, director of the Peyton Walker Foundation and Peyton’s mother; scholarship recipients Erich Weiss and Jason Hoops.