Support Podiatric Medicine in Washington State
You can support podiatric medicine in Washington State by donating to the Erickson Scholarship Fund or the Washington State Podiatry Political Action Committee Fund. Learn more below about how your support impacts each of these funds. Donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Erickson Scholarship Fund
Established in 1993 in memory of long-time member and former WSPMA President E. P. Erickson, DPM, The Erickson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students from the state of Washington. Dr. Erickson became an APMA member in 1940 and was a long time WSPMA member, serving as president of WSPMA from 1964-1966 and Treasurer for many years up until his death in 1991. He was also recognized as Podiatric Physician of the Year in 1967.
Criteria for eligibility for a one-time financial award of $1,000 requires that an individual be a 2nd through 4th year student in good standing in an approved College of Podiatric Medicine. Students may only receive a scholarship one time.
When funds exist, the WSPMA will notify all schools of the available financial scholarship.
The following will be requested:
- Completed application
- Current transcript
- Note from school stating student is in good standing
Please consider a donation to the Erickson Scholarship Fund today so the WSPMA can continue its support of students from the state of Washington in their pursuit of a career in Podiatric Medicine.
Washington State Podiatry Political Action Committee (PODPAC)
PODPAC is the Washington State Podiatry Political Action Committee fund. It is your local Political Action Committee. PODPAC funds help our lobbyists in Olympia have better access to legislators who can influence state legislation affecting healthcare and our businesses as healthcare providers.
Your donations help podiatric medicine from getting lost or undermined in the legislative shuffle at the state level.
Your livelihood is affected by politics and donations help podiatric physicians have influence in the political arena of Olympia.
We are a small organization and every donation counts.
Help yourself by donating today!