Scholarships for Healthcare Administration Graduate Students

ACMPE Scholarship Fund Program

This fund is comprised of ten scholarships, each of which have their own criteria. The goal is to support and promote healthcare leaders' personal and professional growth toward advancing the profession of healthcare administration. Scholarships award people who, based on experience, position, or future plan, are poised to contribute positively to medical practice management. Examples of scholarships include The Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration, the Leaders Scholarship, the Oncology Practice Alliance Scholarship, and scholarships awarded to students in particular regions – Midwest, Southern, or Western.

AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship

The American Health Information Management Association gives out $1,000 to $2,500 in scholarship money to current members of their association. In addition to being a member, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have completed six hours of credit in health information management or technology, have at least one semester left of school, and be taking at least six hours of credit in the semester during which they apply. The scholarship is open to people of all postsecondary levels – associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree candidates.

Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management

This award, given out by the American College of Healthcare Executives, is for any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a healthcare administration program in the U.S. or Canada, as long as their school participates with the ACHE network. Candidates must be ACHE affiliates and are required, as the name suggests, to submit an original essay on the topic provided. Essays are judged on relevance of subject matter, creativity, clarity, and practical applicability of subject matter. The amount awarded can be anything up to $4,000.

F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

Offered by the United States Army, offers candidates who are enrolled in an accredited medical, dental, veterinary, psychology, or optometry graduate program a chance to win full tuition and a monthly stipend of more than $2,000. Winners get paid an officer's salary to train with the army during breaks, and upon graduation they enter active duty in their specialty with the rank of captain. Eligible candidates are U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, are enrolled in a graduate program, maintain full-time status for the length of their program, and can qualify to be a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army reserves. Your minimum obligation to the army after graduation depends on your specialty and the number of years you received scholarship money.

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship

Offered by Transamerica, a leading provider of customized retirement plans for organizations, this scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing a degree in healthcare administration (or a comparable program). Being both a need- and merit-based scholarship, applicants must demonstrate financial need, excel academically, and show a commitment to community service. Interested students can download a copy of the application online, and the student who wins will be awarded $5,000.

Click on the links below to learn more about any of these scholarship opportunities, as well as to find online applications.



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Iris Stone has worked as a freelance writer since 2011. Her writing has included content on medicine, healthcare, and education, although her interests are wide and varied. Prior to breaking into the freelance biz, Iris worked in sales for a health company and prior to that as an assistant in a chiropractic office. She is currently attending George Mason University and is majoring in Community Health. Check out her Google+ profile.



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