ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2013
2013-2015 CORRIS BOYD SCHOLARSHIP
DEADLINE MAY 3, 2013
HCA is proud to sponsor the HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program. 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.
The 2013-2015 HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program offers two $40,000 scholarships to deserving students of color entering a graduate program in healthcare management. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit all materials by the deadline to be considered for the scholarship. Awards will be announced in June 2013.
Select from the links below for more information:
Corris Boyd (1961 – 2005)
Mr. Corris Boyd was a senior healthcare executive with HealthTrust Purchasing Group and HCA. He was dedicated to increasing diversity and a proponent of excellence in leadership. He also championed the success of minority and women-owned businesses through strategic partnerships.
Mr. Boyd was active in his community, respected by his peers, inspired all who knew him, and a mentor who was the “ultimate leader.”
The Scholars Program was established in 2006 in his honor.
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At the time of award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Have applied and been accepted into an AUPHA full-member masters degree program for start in Fall of 2013 (not before August 1)
Be a student of color (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Multiracial)
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) in undergraduate coursework (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Have US citizenship or permanent resident status
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Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
Commitment to Healthcare and Healthcare Management as a Career Path
Other sources and amount of financial support (may be considered when all other factors are equal)
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Each recipient will receive a $40,000 scholarship towards tuition and other expenses at the AUPHA full-member graduate school program of his or her choice. The award will be paid in four installments, paid in August 2013, December 2013, August 2014 and December 2014. Students in accelerated programs will not receive the 2nd year installments until the dates noted above.
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Application and Award Process
The application and award process follows these four steps:
STEP 1: APPLY
To complete the application, you will need:
A list of the AUPHA Full-Member, CAHME accredited programs you have applied to and the status of your application
Your current cumulative GPA or that from your most recently completed academic degree
GRE or GMAT score and your Score Report either in Adobe PDF format (to upload) or sent by mail or fax (unless not required by the school to which you have applied)
Your current résumé (in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format) uploaded on the electronic application
Your Personal Statement explaining why you are choosing to pursue a career in mealthcare management and addressing why you should be selected based on the Selection Criteria. This is THE MOST important part of your application so make sure that it fully addresses the selection criteria and how receiving the scholarship would impact your career. In your statement be sure to address:
- Why have you chosen healthcare management as the career you want to pursue?
- How have you demonstrated leadership in the past?
- How do you see yourself using the degree?
- Why have you chosen the school you plan to attend?
The statement should not exceed 1,200 words.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation signed and on letterhead either in Adobe PDF format (to upload) or sent by mail or fax. One must be from a faculty member, one from an employer/supervisor, and the third from the individual of your choice that can best address your qualifications for the scholarship. Letters must be dated not earlier than March 1st and specifically address the scholarship and the Selection Criteria.
Information on any additional financial support that you anticipate receiving towards your graduate degree (other scholarships, grants, etc.)
Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Transcripts do not have to be sent directly from the registrar but should be official transcripts (copies may be sent in advance). Your registrar may be able to issue an electronic copy of the transcript directly to AUPHA.
Corris Boyd Scholarship
2000 14th Street N, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
Questions? Call AUPHA at 703-894-0940 x124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by a panel of healthcare management faculty and professionals. Applications will be judged based on the Selection Criteria.
If any part of the application is incomplete or a supporting document is missing at the deadline date, the applicant/application will be disqualified.
The application form and all supporting documents must arrive to AUPHA on or prior to the May 3, 2013 deadline. No exceptions will be made.
STEP 2: APPLICATIONS JUDGED
A committee of academics and practitioners will review all applications and recommend five finalists to HCA for consideration not later than May 31, 2013.
STEP 3: FINALISTS CHOSEN
Finalists will be chosen by HCA and may be invited to an interview not later than early-June, 2013.
STEP 4: WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The two winners of the HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program will be notified not later than mid-June, 2013.
The Corris Boyd Scholarship application is now closed.
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