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The Complete Guide to Healthcare Scholarships

Healthcare administration serves one of the largest and most vital industries in the United States. It’s a necessary part of hospitals, nursing homes, physician’s offices, government and public policy, and more.

Because this field requires a high level of expertise, many healthcare administration students earn a master’s degree or higher; but for some, it can be challenging to afford these degrees. Find out how scholarships, grants, and fellowships can help make your healthcare administration education more affordable.

Scholarship List for Healthcare Administration Students

Undergraduate

ScholarshipDeadline
The John C. and Jennie Figg Health Careers ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited (health care) degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship) for a full academic year. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Union Health Foundation
The Eleanor N. Royse Health Careers ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited (health care) degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship) for a full academic year. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Union Health Foundation
The Century Club Health Careers ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited (health care) degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship) for a full academic year. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Union Health Foundation
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship ProgramMarch
Target Audience For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations are actually benefits of the UGSP, providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $20,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3.3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship ProgramMay
Target Audience Must pursue a career in healthcare; junior or senior in undergraduate program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 5 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
NEHA/AAS Scholarship InformationMarch
Target Audience The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to pursue a career in EH. Therefore, preference is given to applicants who indicate that they intend to work as Sanitarians/Environmental Health professionals and not in related fields Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,250 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) & American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS)
Betty Kernodle Scholarship ProgramFebruary
Target Audience Must be enrolled as full-time or part-time undergraduate student, entering their senior year, in the health information mangement program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: The Central Florida Health Information Management Association (CFHIMA)
American Legion Minnesota Auxiliary Past Presidents Parley Health Care ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience The Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship has been established to assist needy and deserving students or adults to commence or further their education in any phase of the health care field Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 10 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Legion Minnesota Auxiliary
Mary M. Zannis ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience To undergraduate students enrolled either full or part-time in a CAHIIM-accredited associate’s or bachelor’s degree program related to health information management in the state Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA)
Undergraduate Health Care Career ScholarshipMay
Target Audience This one-time scholarship is available to any student enrolled in an accredited program leading to a bachelor’s degree, certification or registration in a health care career; Applicants must be employed by a member hospital of the Nebraska Hospital Association for at least 2 years Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 10 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF)
ADHA Institute for Oral Health Scholarship for Academic ExcellenceFebruary
Target Audience Applicant must have completed minimum one year dental hygiene curriculum; may apply during first year Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 5 GPA Requirement: 3.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: ADHA Institute for Oral Health
James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial ScholarshipOngoing
Target Audience Undergraduate students at colleges and universities in the United States are invited to honor Rhio’s spirit of self determination and intellectual curiosity by writing an essay of 700-1,500 words about what they would do if they faced the same challenges that Rhio faced Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 12 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: James “Rhio” O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund
American Legion Arizona Auxiliary Health Care Occupation ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Working towards obtaining a health care career; Must be resident of Arizona at least one year; Preference given to immediate family members of veterans Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $500 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Legion Arizona Auxiliary
Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Health ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience Career aspirations in Health sciences, Health-related professions, or Medicine Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Hawaii Community Foundation
Established Professional Development ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience Must submit evidence of attendance at continuing education program and personal payment for program or successful completion of credentialing examination Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Wisconsin Health Information Management Association
The Frank & Linda Shelton ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited (health care) degree program at a college or university (if applying for a health careers scholarship) for a full academic year. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Union Health Foundation
Evelyn L. Cockrell Memorial ScholarshipApril
Target Audience To grant financial support for student members currently enrolled in an AHIMA-accredited education program leading to a degree in health information management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA)
Minnesota Health Information Management Association ScholarshipsFebruary
Target Audience Granted annually for Minnesota residents who are enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state accredited program related to health information technology or health information management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $1,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 5 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MNHIMA)
Stephanie Carroll ScholarshipApril
Target Audience It will be awarded to a nursing student enrolled in an accredited nursing program who has chosen Long Term Care or Geriatrics as their practice area after graduation. Nursing students in an undergraduate or graduate program are also eligible to apply for this scholarship Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Richard J. Stull Student Essay ScholarshipDecember
Target Audience To participate, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for healthcare administration, have U.S. or Canadian citizenship, attend a school that participates in the ACHE Higher Education Network, and be ACHE Student Associates. Essays are judged based on their creativity, accuracy, practicality, and clarity Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $3,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 3 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Richard J. Stull Student Essay Scholarship
TYLENOL Future Care ScholarshipJune
Target Audience Students attending an accredited nonprofit 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school, where they are seeking a degree to actively treat patients Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 10 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Tylenol
Dr. Alma S. Adams ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Awards primarily granted based on student’s commitment to community service in an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention; and the best use of visual arts, media, creative writing, or other creative endeavor to convey health messages aimed at raising tobacco awareness Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Truth Initiative
Harry J. Harwick ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Applicant must submit a letter stating career goals and objectives, a resume showing employment history with a brief narrative describing specific employment responsibilities in the health care field, and three letters of recommendation Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
TYLENOL Future Care ScholarshipJune
Target Audience Students attending an accredited nonprofit 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school, where they are seeking a degree to actively treat patients Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 30 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Tylenol
Arizona Chapter of HIMSS ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and technology industry Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
South Florida HIMSS Chapter of HIMSS ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and technology industry Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Virginia Chapter of HIMSS ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and technology industry Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Richard P. Covert, Ph.D., LFHIMSS Scholarship for Management SystemsOctober
Target Audience To outstanding students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate student related to health information management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Steve Lieber Innovator ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience Awarded to a student pursuing a degree from an accredited collegiate undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral academic program. Winning submissions embrace the use of digital health or technology-enabled workflow innovation in support of the HIMSS mission of better health through information and technology Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

 

Graduate

ScholarshipDeadline
Health Careers ScholarshipSeptember
Target Audience Working to obtain a degree in hospital or healthcare administration, public administration, nursing or allied health profession Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA)
Vivian Drenckhahn Student ScholarshipDecember
Target Audience Students applying for this award must currently be pursuing a health education degree (e.g., health education, community health education, public health education, school health education), and must have completed at least one-third of coursework required for their major Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 3 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Society fo rPublic Health Education (SOPHE)
Vivian Drenckhahn Student ScholarshipDecember
Target Audience Students applying for this award must currently be pursuing a health education degree (e.g., health education, community health education, public health education, school health education), and must have completed at least one-third of coursework required for their major Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 3 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Society fo rPublic Health Education (SOPHE)
WGU Healthcare Partners FundOngoing
Target Audience Must be accepted into an undergraduate or graduate health professions program at WGU as a new student Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Western Govenors University
Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) Scholarship AwardMarch
Target Audience Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the United States who is enrolled in a major geared toward an environmental health/safety career Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 2.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association
AHIMA Foundation Veteran’s ScholarshipSeptember
Target Audience For veteran military service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Coast Guard, and Reserves; to cover the costs of an accredited health information management program in the United States Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation
Viola M. Griffin Memorial Scholarship FundSeptember
Target Audience Lower the costs of receiving an undergraduate or graduate degree related to health information management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Vaires GPA Requirement: 3.2 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation
Michael G. Bartz Business Health Administration Memorial ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience A current employee of a home care or hospice agency, nominated by an employee of a home care or hospice agency, must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a CAHME-accredited healthcare administration program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Michigan Foundation for Home Care
California Health Information Association Student ScholarshipsMarch
Target Audience For individuals residing in California with active student member status, the California Health Information Association offers numerous scholarships for Up to $1,000 in financial support for enrolling in an accredited health information management or technology program from a CAHIIM-accredited institution in the state Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: California Health Information Association
WSHIMA Professional Development ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience To assist AHIMA credentialed health information professionals (HIM) in the state of Washington Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: The Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA)
Senior Care Innovation ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Must be pursuing a degree in the fields of gerontology, long-term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 5 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: A Place for Mom, Inc.
Health Career ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Students studying in a college or university accredited in the fields of pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and medical technologies who have completed a minimum of two years of study are eligible to apply Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons
The Frances Tollensdorf Scholarship FundApril
Target Audience To a nursing student enrolled in qualified, professional nursing program based on the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Illinois Hospital Association (IHA)
The Craig J. Aune Scholarship FundApril
Target Audience To a student enrolled in a Health Care Professions Program based on the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Illinois Hospital Association (IHA)
Kathleen A. Lynch Student ScholarshipApril
Target Audience With the goal of commemorating the accolades of an extraordinary health information manager and promote further achievements Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Lehigh Valley Health Information Management Association (LVHIMA)
Larry A. Mullins DHA ScholarshipApril
Target Audience In order to be considered for a Mullins scholarship, a candidate must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health care related field; Special consideration will be given to applicants who are currently employed in the health care field, members or veterans of the U.S. military and those who are willing to work in Oregon or Arizona Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation
Kathleen A. Frawley Memorial Endowed ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Qualified applicants must be residents of New Jersey, be currently enrolled in an AHIMA-accredited associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, and possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 3 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation
HealthGrad.com Leadership ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a health care program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: 3.2 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: HealthGrad.com
The Minnie Lois Yock Scholarship FundApril
Target Audience To a nursing student enrolled in qualified, professional nursing program based on the Scholarship Committee’s recommendations Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Illinois Hospital Association (IHA)
Bill and Mary Russell Health Care ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Provides financial assistance for those pursuing educational opportunities toward a career in nursing or a health care field Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Heartland Foundation
Goodman-Goodell ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience You must be a U.S. citizen and express an interest in specializing in pulmonary medicine or general family practice to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to students attending educational institutions in Wisconsin Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, Inc.
FHIMA Graduate ScholarshipsMarch
Target Audience Graduate level degree seeking program relevant to H.I.M. (Graduate applicants must be either an RHIA or RHIT and have a Bachelor’s Degree) Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA)
Charlotte Stockton Memorial ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience This scholarship provides financial assistance to FHIMA members seeking to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P) Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA)
Karen Kohler Past President Memorial Graduate ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience The applicant at the time the scholarship is awarded must be a student in an accredited graduate program relating to the health care information field Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Wisconsin Health Information Management Association
The Gil Dupré Graduate Student ScholarshipNovember
Target Audience A student who is enrolled in full-time study for the upcoming term, which begins your final year of didactic work in a Louisiana graduate management program recognized by LAHP Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2-Jan GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Louisiana Association of Health Plans
Corris Boyd Scholars ProgramApril
Target Audience This program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $40,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Corris Boyd Scholars ProgramApril
Target Audience This program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people of color Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $40,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices. Healthy Lives. ScholarshipJune
Target Audience Provides financial assistance to a first-year, full-time graduate student studying in areas leading to improved quality of life for the residents of the Mosaic Life Care service region including, but not limited to, Health Care Administration, Early Childhood Development, Not-For-Profit Management, and Educational Leadership Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Heartland Foundation
David A. Winston Health Policy ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Identifies and supports promising young people committed the fields of health policy, public policy, health administration, and/or health management. We seek to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in these fields at the state and federal level by awarding deserving students with financial support to further their education. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 20 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Winston Health Policy Scholars Program
David A. Winston Health Policy ScholarshipApril
Target Audience Identifies and supports promising young people committed the fields of health policy, public policy, health administration, and/or health management. We seek to increase the number and quality of individuals trained in these fields at the state and federal level by awarding deserving students with financial support to further their education. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 20 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Winston Health Policy Scholars Program
Bachrach Family ScholarshipApril
Target Audience The scholarship will be available to students enrolled ‘full-time’ in a CAHME accredited residential graduate program in healthcare administration during their second year of the program of study Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Vicki Dippner-Robertson Memorial ScholarshipApril
Target Audience This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in administration Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: California ENA State Council
Anita Dorr Graduate ScholarshipApril
Target Audience This scholarship is awarded to an emergency nurse pursuing a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in administration Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Emergency Nurses Association
Nursing Economic$ Foundation ScholarshipsMay
Target Audience Awarded to registered nurses in a Masters or Doctoral nursing program with an emphasis on administration or management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 4 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Nursing Economic$ Foundation
Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Health Care ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience The Transamerica Scholarship is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, or MSN). Individuals must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service, excel academically and prove US citizenship Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 2 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Transamerica Retirement Solutions
The Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Health Care AdministrationApril
Target Audience 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 Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Harry J. Harwick ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Applicant must submit a letter stating career goals and objectives, a resume showing employment history with a brief narrative describing specific employment responsibilities in the health care field, and three letters of recommendation Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $3,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
Graduate Studies Tuition Aid ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Applicants pursuing a graduate degree in health care administration are preferred. Applicants must be employed by a member hospital of the Nebraska Hospital Association for at least 2 years Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $3,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 8 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation (NHAREF)
NEHA/AAS Scholarship InformationMarch
Target Audience The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage early commitment by students to pursue a career in EH. Therefore, preference is given to applicants who indicate that they intend to work as Sanitarians/Environmental Health professionals and not in related fields Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) & American Academy of Sanitarians (AAS)
AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship ProgramSeptember
Target Audience Award for students pursuing a doctoral degree in an area related to health information Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation
Lou Davison Graduate ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience To graduate students who are pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in a field of study related to health information management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA)
Sister Peter Olivaint ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Open to WSHIMA Student Members of any CAHIIM approved program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 3 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: The Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA)
AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship ProgramSeptember
Target Audience Award for students pursuing a Master’s degree in areas related to HIM or health informatics Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation

 

Minority

ScholarshipDeadline
IHS Scholarship ProgramOngoing
Target Audience Provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes/Villages and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 2 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Indian Health Service
CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars ProgramMarch
Target Audience Preference given to CBC constituents and African-American students, Currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in a health-related subject during the 2019-2020 academic school year that will lead to a career as a primary health care professional Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 4 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. & United Health Foundation
Louis Stokes Health Scholars ProgramMarch
Target Audience Preference given to CBC constituents and African-American students, Currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in a health-related subject during the 2019-2020 academic school year that will lead to a career as a primary health care professional Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Up to $10,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 4 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. & United Health Foundation
Albert W. Dent Graduate Student ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience You are a minority student enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program – MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar; You are entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 15 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Healthcare Executives
The CBC General Mills Health ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship is available to full – time undergraduate and graduate minority students pursuing a degree related to health. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate leadership ability and participation in community activities to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to African – American students. Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 43 GPA Requirement: 2.75 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial ScholarshipJune
Target Audience Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student from a federally recognized Native American tribe pursuing a degree in healthcare administration (among other fields) in an accredited U.S. college/university; Must submit tribal ID; Must submit personal essay demonstrating dedication to improving health in the American Indian community Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 2.5 Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Association on American Indian Affairs
The CBC General Mills Health ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Preference given to CBC constituents and African-American students, Currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in a health-related subject during the 2019-2020 academic school year that will lead to a career as a primary health care professional Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 43 GPA Requirement: 2.75 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
437 ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Must be of Native American background, Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate health professions program (includes health administration) Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? Yes Sponsored by: Indian Health Employee Scholarship

 

Health Information Technology

ScholarshipDeadline
WHIMA Undergraduate ScholarshipFebruary
Target Audience Must be enrolled in an CAHIIM accredited Health Information Administration program or Health Information Technology program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Wisconsin Health Information Management Association
FHIMA Undergraduate ScholarshipsMarch
Target Audience Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a CAHIIM approved Health Information Management Program or Health Information Technology Program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA)
New Graduate Award & ScholarshipMay
Target Audience This scholarship program reimburses the certification examination fee for the: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Ohio Health Information Management Association
Alice Clements Memorial ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited health information management, health information technology, or health information management-related program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Tidewater Health Information Management Association (THIMA)
Sharon Elstein Memorial ScholarshipOctober
Target Audience Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited health information management, health information technology, or health information management-related program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: Varies Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Tidewater Health Information Management Association (THIMA)
Healthcare Information Management Systems Foundation Scholarship (Undergraduate)October
Target Audience Enrolled in a program related to the healthcare information and technology field. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship award, the recipient will also receive a trip to the HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information Management Systems Foundation Scholarship (Graduate)October
Target Audience Enrolled in a program related to the healthcare information and technology field. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship award, the recipient will also receive a trip to the HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship ProgramSeptember
Target Audience Award for students pursuing a CAHIIM accredited BA/BS degree or a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in HIM or HIT Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,500 Degree Level: Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: 3.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation
John R. Gibbs Scholarship for InnovationMarch
Target Audience Open to either a full-time undergraduate student or a full-time graduate student current enrolled in the IU School of Informatics and Computing Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3.5 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: IU School of Informatics and Computing

 

Healthcare Management

ScholarshipDeadline
Robert G. Shouldice ScholarshipJune
Target Audience This scholarship is awarded to graduate level students who are enrolled in an accredited graduate program for Health Care Management Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
Healthcare Administration and Management Scholarship (Summer)May
Target Audience Demonstrate a sincere dedication to the healthcare field; Be earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in healthcare administration or a comparable healthcare field to build a career in the healthcare management profession Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
Healthcare Administration and Management Scholarship (Winter)October
Target Audience Demonstrate a sincere dedication to the healthcare field; Be earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in healthcare administration or a comparable healthcare field to build a career in the healthcare management profession Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
Elliott C. Roberts ScholarshipJanuary
Target Audience Is available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
Rich Meier Health Administration FundFebruary
Target Audience To support college junior, senior, or graduate students studying hospital, or health care administration Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $1,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 2.7 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Hawaii Community Foundation
Richard L. Davis, FACMPE/Barbara B. Watson, FACMPE – National ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program that is related to medical practice management (such as healthcare administration, public health or business administration) Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
MGMA Midwest Section ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
MGMA Southern Section ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
MGMA Western Section ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
The Haynes Rice AwardMay
Target Audience Is bestowed by NAHSE to outstanding graduate students who are striving to become future leaders in healthcare management and NAHSE Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
The Florence Gaynor AwardMay
Target Audience Established to recognize outstanding achievements among female graduate students who are striving to become future leaders in healthcare management and NAHSE Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
The Ellis Bonner AwardMay
Target Audience Is a special category to recognize the distinguished leadership and academic achievement among non-traditional graduate students who are striving to become future leaders in healthcaremanagement and NAHSE Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $2,500 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 1 GPA Requirement: 3 Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE)
Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience You are enrolled full-time in a healthcare management graduate program – MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar; You are entering your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 15 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Healthcare Executives
Andrea M. Rossiter, FACMPE ScholarshipMay
Target Audience Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate & Undergraduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: Varies GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student ScholarshipMarch
Target Audience Designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program Scholarship Details Amount Awarded: $5,000 Degree Level: Graduate Essay Required: Yes Awards Available: 15 GPA Requirement: Is this scholarship renewable? No Sponsored by: American College of Healthcare Executives

Where to Find Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

Before you start looking for ways to fund your education, it’s important to understand the difference between the different types of aid.

  • A scholarship will apply funds toward your tuition payments and costs. Most are meritbased and don’t need to be repaid.
  • A grant will apply funds toward your tuition payments and costs. Most are need-based and don’t need to be repaid.
  • A fellowship allows you to receive funding while pursuing specific academic interests. Many are prestigious and competitive. Some may require you to take additional steps beyond submitting an application, like getting nominated, being interviewed, or also making a presentation.

Many need and merit-based scholarships require you to apply for federal student aid by completing the FAFSA form. The information you provide on your FAFSA application helps determine how much aid you’re eligible for.

Once you decide on a specific school and program, contact their financial aid office. They can provide more information about what scholarships, grants, and fellowships are available from the school.

Healthcare administration groups can also be a helpful source for scholarships. These groups can be found at the national and regional level. Here are some examples of American healthcare organizations:

Many scholarships and grants are available to those willing to take the time to look for them. There are many groups that provide scholarships for women, minorities, military veterans, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, and students of color pursuing a career in healthcare administration.

Many colleges and universities maintain their own scholarship and grant lists. If you have a specific school in mind, check their website to see if they have one. The financial aid office can also let you know about aid options available through the school or through the healthcare administration department.

If you’re looking for fellowships, FREIDA™ is an online database that includes programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

 

How to Win Scholarships

Here are some tips to help you improve your chance of winning a healthcare administration scholarship:

  • Dig deep, and research the scholarship sponsor. Look for their mission statement in the “About Us” section of their website. What values or skills are important to them? Make sure to address those areas in your application.
  • Volunteer at a healthcare facility in your local community. Many healthcare administration scholarship sponsors are looking for healthcare volunteer experience.
  • Google yourself. Make sure your online presence is professional. Clean up your social media. Delete inappropriate posts and photos.
  • Answer the optional questions on the application. This will show your initiative.
  • Apply to as many scholarships as you can. Even small scholarships, when combined, can add to your funding. Smaller scholarship offerings often have fewer applicants, and that alone can increase your chances of getting one.
  • Apply to essay contests. Contests can increase your odds of getting funding.
  • Proofread everything several times. Spelling and grammar mistakes are a big no-no. You don’t want to miss an opportunity because of a misspelled word or a poorly structured sentence.

Most programs require you to write an essay as part of your application. Schools will use it to find out what makes you special and sets you apart from other applicants.Write about what’s important to you. Highlight your unique qualities that are an advantage in a healthcare administration career. Show why you deserve the scholarship.It’s also important to be honest. Explain your motivation. Include your career goals. Tell the scholarship committee why you want the money, and what you plan to do with it. 

You may also be required to submit a resume with your scholarship application that outlines your accomplishments and the most positive traits about you.
If they don’t require a resume, adding one may help you get an edge if they allow you to submit additional materials.Try to keep your resume to one page. If you don’t have a lot of work experience, list volunteer and community service. You can also list your activities in student organizations, clubs, sports, and other extracurriculars.

Grants and Fellowships for Healthcare Administration

Grants and fellowships help you fund your education and gain valuable professional experience. They are opportunities to study or conduct research. Grants can be offered by the federal or state government, individual schools, or private institutions.

Federal grants are usually need-based but may be available to those planning on entering a public service career or contributing to a specific area of research. Examples topics of research may include:

    • Environmental Health
    • Occupational Health
    • Public Health
    • Health Communication and Information Technology
    • Health Policy and Healthcare Delivery

Fellowships are programs that often act as a transition for graduate students into healthcare management. Many universities, colleges, corporations, non-profits, foundations, and government agencies award fellowships.

Fellowships usually last between 12-24 months, under the guidance of senior healthcare administrators and leadership. They generally come with paid stipends, and sometimes also with benefits like healthcare and housing.

Many healthcare administration fellowships provide practical experience through administrative “rotations.” Rotations allow students to apply knowledge from the classroom to real-life situations. They allow fellows to experience a full range of practices in healthcare administration within hospitals and clinical settings. They also expose students to areas of the organization that develop their leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

No two administrative fellowships are the same, and many fellowships allow students to customize their own experience. Examples of rotations may include:

      • Administrative Services
      • Finance
      • Human Resources
      • Research Administration
      • Education Administration
      • Management Engineering

 

How to Win Grants and Fellowships

Applications for undergraduate and graduate healthcare administration grants and fellowships can be a daunting process. They often require quite a bit of paperwork, such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, essays, and proposals. Make sure you get started on your application early so you have plenty of time to gather the required documents.  

Also make sure you take your time. Carefully read and understand all the requirements. Most aid applications also have strict submission deadlines, so make sure you don’t miss them.

Any required written proposal must explain what you want to accomplish and why you’re the right candidate for a grant or fellowship. They’ll look for highly motivated applicants with demonstrated leadership, knowledge, and passion. Your proposal needs to prove that you have thought through how you will contribute to their program.

Here are some tips to help you improve your chance of winning a healthcare administration grant or fellowship:

      • Keep it simple. Demonstrate your knowledge, but avoid unnecessary buzzwords.
      • Set the right tone. Keep your writing professional, but make sure you don’t lose your individual voice. Be yourself, but be professional, and include your unique ideas.
      • Share your accomplishments, but be totally honest. It can be hard to be modest when you’re supposed to be sharing your achievements. But make sure you don’t veer away from the truth. It’s okay to brag a little, but keep the tone humble and be accurate.
      • And again, proofread everything several times.

If you’ve submitted a solid application with an intriguing proposal, that may lead you to interview with the program administrators and review committee. Here’s how to prepare for the interview:

      • Dress as professionally as you would for a job interview.
      • Review all the information you have gathered about the program.
      • Review your application to the program.
      • Be prepared to answer questions about your education and experience so far, and your proposal.
      • Be prepared for questions about you, too. The committee may also ask some general questions about you to see how you respond and get a sense of your character.
      • Make sure to have questions of your own to ask. Asking questions is a good way to demonstrate your curiosity and critical-thinking skills.
      • Of course, you’ll be nervous, but try to relax. Be natural. Don’t over-rehearse your presentation. Let your authentic personality shine.

There is plenty of funding available for undergrads and graduate students who want to pursue an education in healthcare administration. Start your search early and keep your options open. There is a wide range of options to help make your healthcare administration education more affordable.