Scholarships for Students in Healthcare Management Graduate Programs


ACHE logoStudents in need of financial assistance are encouraged to determine if they qualify for the Albert W. Dent and/or the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarships offered exclusively by the American College of Healthcare Executives. (Note: The Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarships are only available to minority students, based on the definition of minority created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.)

Each scholarship awards $5,000 per recipient. Between the two, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year. The deadline to apply for both is March 31, 2014. All scholarships will be awarded in July.
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Interested students are invited to download this scholarship flyer  (see below) for complete details.

Health Administration Scholarships

 David Winston Scholarships

This year 10 $10,000 scholarships will be made available to first-year Master's degree students studying healthcare management and/or policy at AUPHA graduate member programs.

The Scholarship will recognize student excellence and achievement based upon the student’s record and recommendations from faculty and colleagues. The 10 scholarships will be offered to students who demonstrate their potential to succeed in health policy at the state or national level upon graduation from their master’s in healthcare management degree program. The Winston Fellowship has also announced that in the fall following selection, scholarship winners will be hosted at a health policy symposium in Washington, D.C.

We have expanded eligibility for the Scholarship to include students enrolled in their first year of a 2-year health policy program that is co-located with an AUPHA member program in the same department or school.
We will be selecting no more than two scholars from any one school. This is to ensure the maximum opportunity for the most diverse range of students. 

Eligibility Criteria

The DAVID A. WINSTON HEALTH POLICY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is open to current first year graduate students in their second full-time equivalent semester or third full-time equivalent quarter studying at any AUPHA member graduate program.
• Applicants must be scheduled to complete the didactic portion of their degree no later than December, 2015.
• U.S. citizenship is required.
• Scholars are selected based on expressed and demonstrated commitment to health policy, leadership, academic achievement, community involvement and long-term career interest in health policy.
Submission Requirements
Applicants for the scholarship must apply directly to AUPHA on line at\winstonscholarship and submit the following materials no later than April 21, 2014:

  • A resume detailing both professional and extracurricular activities.
  • A personal statement detailing the applicants' interest in and commitment to health policy and how they intend to pursue policy within their career. This statement should be roughly one and one half single-spaced pages and should provide detail on what experiences in the students' life have directed them towards a career in health policy and what their future career aspirations are. The statement should outline how the students' academic preparation has and will continue to prepare them for a career in health policy.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (at least one full-time equivalent semester of graduate work is required). All transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required and must arrive at AUPHAby Friday, April 21, 2014. They may be submitted by fax (703) 894-0941 or by email to
  • One letter of nomination for the scholarship from a faculty member in the student’s degree program. This letter should be signed and on letterhead and speak specifically to the qualifications for this scholarship.
  • One letter of nomination from a preceptor or employer. This letter should be signed and on letterhead and speak specifically to the qualifications for this scholarship.
      Winston Scholarship Poster