Corris Boyd Scholarship – The Corris Boyd Scholarship honors a man who dedicated his life to developing diversity in the healthcare industry. It is a scholarship that was developed to honor a man who died much too young, but left his mark as a dynamic leader in the healthcare field. There are two scholarships given out to two separate students who display the same kind of leadership qualities that Corris Boyd displayed. Each scholarship is worth $40,000, which can go a long way towards helping with those tuition bills. The award is paid in four installments over the course of two years. There is an extensive application process that includes an essay along with letters of recommendation.
David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship -There will be ten scholarships awarded to ten separate students that will be worth $10,000 each. This is a scholarship that is reserved for students who have experience in administration at the federal or state government levels. The application process requires an essay, grade transcripts and two letters of nomination. After the awards are announced, the winners will spend one day in Washington, D.C. at an educational seminar for healthcare administration professionals.
Transamerica Retirements Solutions Leaders In Healthcare Scholarship – This is a scholarship that gets a lot of attention from students and potential employers. The Transamerica name is what gets the attention of the employers and the $5,000 scholarship award is what brings in the students. This $5,000 award is one of the more prestigious scholarships in the healthcare administration industry.
The application process includes letters of recommendation, a full application to be completed and several essays. There is also a phone interview that each applicant will have to complete.
Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship – The Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is usually set aside for students who need financial assistance in paying for their education. Each scholarship is worth up to $5,000 and multiple scholarships are awarded each year. Foster G. McGaw founded the American Hospital Supply Corporation and was a supporter of graduate studies.
The application process requires an essay and three letters of recommendation. You will also need to include your transcripts and a full resume of your healthcare related accomplishments.
New Careers In Nursing Scholarship – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation sponsors this program which awards scholarships of up to $10,000 to eligible candidates in advanced nursing classes. This program awards scholarships to up to 400 nursing students, which makes it one of the more comprehensive nursing scholarship programs in the country. Nursing students can get all of their application information directly from their nursing school’s financial aid office.
Tylenol Scholarship – Anything with the marketing punch of Tylenol is going to be popular. In this instance, the name Tylenol has been placed on a scholarship offered to healthcare administration students. The program offers a variety of awards that run from $1,000 per student all the way up to $10,000 per student. The complete program reserves 40 scholarships to give away in total.
The applicant must be enrolled in a healthcare graduate program and be a resident of the United States or one of its territories. There is an online application process that is only the beginning of what winds up being a comprehensive application.
Gates Millennium Scholarship -This is the healthcare scholarship funded by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. The entire program offers a broad range of scholarships that cover a wide variety of disciplines within the field of healthcare administration and management. Typically, the Gates Foundation awards approximately 1,000 scholarships each year to graduate and undergraduate students. The application process begins in early summer and the materials needed will depend on which field you are applying for.
F. Edward Ebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program – Many healthcare graduate students make the decision to join the military and take advantage of the financial incentives that are offered. The military will pay all of your tuition, pay for all of your books and materials, pay you a $2,000 per month stipend and a $20,000 signing bonus. The requirement is that you serve one year in the military for every year of scholarship you receive. The one bonus that people enjoy with this program is that they also get practical training and experience while in the military. The military is rapidly becoming the way that many healthcare professionals get their education.
New England HIMSS Dvora Brodie Scholarship – This is sponsored by the New England chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Foundation, also known as the HIMSS Foundation. Dvora Brodie was an HIMSS member who passed away of cancer in 2003. The first scholarship awarded was in 2005. It is a scholarship worth up to $5,000 and you must be an HIMSS member to apply. This organization is one of the leaders in healthcare information systems innovation. If that is your chosen field within healthcare, then this is the organization you should join
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Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship - The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) established this scholarship in honor of Albert W. Dent, the first African-American Fellow of ACHE. The goal of this scholarship is to provide financial aid to minority students pursuing a career in healthcare management at the graduate level. The scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. In order to be considered for this scholarship a student must fulfill the following. Scholarship Amount: $5,000 Total Scholarships Available: Up to 20 annually
The Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Health Care Administration - In order to apply for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in a graduate program in Healthcare Administration and have a current academic standing of a 3.0 GPA or better. Students must have career interests that will lead to a position in medical practice administration. Preference will be given to applicants from a disadvantaged background and/or the first person in their family to pursue a graduate degree. Scholarship Amount: $1,000 to $5,000
Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship - The Bill and Mary Russell Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance for those pursuing educational opportunities toward a career in nursing or a health care field (clinical or patient care). At least fifty percent of the awarded funds will support nursing scholarships. Remaining funds will be awarded to those pursuing educational opportunities in other clinical or patient care programs. Applicants must reside within the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Scholarship Amount: $500
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Scholarship Award - The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) offers an annual scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety, and related disciplines. The program is open to all college undergraduate and graduate students in all majors/disciplines enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester. The scholarship winner is also invited to attend the CSHEMA annual conference (registration, hotel, and airfare included). Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Corris Boyd Scholars Program - The Corris Boyd Scholars Program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color. Recipients of this award will receive a $40,000 scholarship towards tuition and other expenses at an AUPHA accredited graduate school program of choice. The award will be paid in four installments (August, December, August and December). At the time of award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: Scholarship Amount: $40,000, Total Scholarships Available: 2
David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship - The goal of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship is to help promote high quality individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level. By awarding health policy students with financial support to further their education, this scholarship program can help create more healthcare professionals in the field. The scholarship recognizes student performance and achievement based upon the student’s academic record, recommendations from faculty and colleagues, as well as a strong interest in and commitment to health policy. Ten scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate strong potential to succeed in in the field of healthcare upon graduation from their Master’s of Health Administration (MHA) or Health Policy Degree Program. Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Total Scholarships Available: 10
The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship - The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, MSN or BSN). Individuals must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service and excel academically. Candidates for this Scholarship Program must have US citizenship. Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship - The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) founded the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship to honor the founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. This scholarship offers recipients financial aid assistance in a healthcare management graduate program, in order to offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. In order to be considered for this scholarship a student must fulfill the following: Scholarship Amount: $5,000, Total Scholarships Available: Up to 20 annually
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program - The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a “good-through-graduation” scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The GMS Program is fully funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of this program is to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. Total Scholarships Available: 1,000
Harry J. Harwick Scholarship - The Harry J. Harwick Scholarship was created for students in a graduate program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) or an undergraduate program that is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Each applicant must submit a letter outlining their career goals and objectives, a resume including employment history with a narrative describing employment responsibilities in the health care field, and three letters of recommendation. Applicant must attend an ACEHSA or AUPHA accredited school. Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Healthcare Information Management Systems Scholarship - Healthcare Information Management Systems (HIMSS) is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization with a goal on providing more efficient health through more effective information technology. The HIMSS Scholarship is awarded to one currently enrolled undergraduate student, one master’s level student and one doctoral level student. Recipients will be awarded $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the Awards Banquet at the Annual HIMSS Conference. Applicants for the Healthcare Information Scholarship Amount: $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the Awards Banquet at the Annual HIMSS Conference. Total Scholarships Available: 12
Jack Kent Cook Foundation Scholarships - This scholarship program was designed to encourage and support outstanding students in the field of healthcare administration, who work hard and have a financial barrier to academic success. These scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Scholarships are granted at each individual level with distinct eligibility requirements at each level. Scholarship Amount: Up to $30,000 Total Scholarships Available: Up to 200
JCC Association Graduate Scholarship - The Jewish Community Center (JCC) Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master’s degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement. Areas of study that are considered for this scholarship include Business Administration, Health And Physical Education, Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education and Social Work. Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Total Scholarships Available: 3
Johnson & Johnson/AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars - The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), with support from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future, offers eight scholarships annually to fund underrepresented minority nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a clinically-focused master’s degree program. Scholarship Amount: $18,000 Total Scholarships Available: 5
MGMA Midwest Section Scholarship - One of the most widely known scholarships for students in the field of medical practice management is the regional scholarship awarded by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The Midwest section scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration or health care administration. The scholarship is awarded to students residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Scholarship Amount: Range from $1,000 to $5,000, typically $2,500
MGMA Southern Section Scholarship - The Southern Section of the MGMA scholarship for healthcare administration professionals is awarded to students living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Scholarship Amount: Range from $1,000 to $5,000, typically $2,500
MGMA Western Section Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to qualified students who currently are residing in the MGMA Western region, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. To be considered eligible, students must be current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Scholarship Amount: Range from $1,000 to $5,000, typically $2,500
National Association of Health Services Executives Scholarships - The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) sponsors a set of three annual scholarships. The awards go to African American graduate students in the field of health services. The goal of these scholarships is to help diversifying the profession of health services. Each scholarship is worth $2,500, and recipients are invited to attend the group’s annual conference without cost. Scholarship Amount: $2,500 Total Scholarships Available: 3
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers scholarships to students from underprivileged backgrounds that have a commitment to pursuing a career in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Scholarship Amount: $20,000
NEHA/AAS Scholarship - Funded by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS), this scholarship program is designed to encourage students to pursue a career in environmental health and to stimulate past and present graduates to pursue graduate studies in environmental health sciences and/or public health. The program offers financial assistance to individuals with a financial need. Scholarship Amount: $1,000
New England HIMSS Dvora Brodie Scholarship - The New England Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) offers this scholarship to a deserving student in the field of healthcare informatics. Established in 2005, this scholarship was created in honor of Dvora Brodie, a dedicated HIMSS member who died of ovarian cancer in 2003. Applicants for The New England HIMSS Dvora Brodie Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Robert G. Shouldice Scholarship - The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) funds the Robert G. Shouldice Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduate level students who are enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Health Care Management. Scholarship Amount: $1,000
Richard L. Davis National Scholarship - Sponsored by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the Richard L. Davis National Scholarship provides Master’s and Doctoral students financial support. Students must be enrolled in a program for health care administration, medical group management or medical practice management. Scholarship Amount: $1,500 Total Scholarships Available: 2
Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care Scholarship - Previously named the Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship, the Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care Scholarship is a highly respected scholarship in the field of Healthcare Management. The scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in Healthcare Management or Administration (MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, MSN or BSN). Applicants must show financial need, a commitment to community service and excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA). This scholarship will be awarded to two candidates annually. Scholarship Amount: $5,000 Total Scholarships Available: 2
The Vivian Drenckhahn Student Scholarship - The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) funds two $1,500 student scholarships each year to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in the field of health education. As part of the criteria for this award, potential recipients must provide evidence of financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time and have one-third of their coursework completed. Scholarship Amount: $1,500 Total Scholarships Available: 2