Glandon Family Scholarship

Purpose of Award

The Glandon Family Scholarship for Advancement of Healthcare Management Education was established to create an endowment for a faculty scholarship at an AUPHA member program with the intent of creating a durable legacy in support of quality healthcare management education. While scholarships and awards exist for research and professional service, those committed primarily to educating our future healthcare leaders rarely exist. Many of these individuals become the core of academic programs with appropriate mentorship and motivation. The scholarship is aimed at these future educational leaders by giving them recognition and financial support at an early stage of their career. Applicants for this scholarship may be from an undergraduate OR graduate AUPHA member program.


The $5,000 Scholarship is available to full time faculty in an AUPHA member program who have not yet received tenure. Individuals eligible for The Glandon Family Scholarship include faculty who are employed by a member program where no tenure track is available to them.

Preference will be given to individuals in the early stages of their career. Association leadership will award the Scholarship to a faculty member with demonstrated academic performance to date and outstanding potential. The funds, awarded to the faculty member, must support advancing knowledge of content area and/or educational techniques for the individual faculty member. The application should make those positive outcomes clear.

Criteria for Selection

For those eligible, selection will be based upon:

  • Demonstrated successful academic performance as a classroom teacher, educational technology innovator or student mentor. Letter from program director/chair.
  • Commitment to healthcare management education as a career option. Personal Statement should include applicant’s plans for using the $5,000 award for their research/scholarship agenda; what scholarship will be accomplished; how will it impact the field of healthcare management education; and how might the results be shared with the academic community.
  • Evidence of impact on students. The student should have observed the faculty in action and be willing to provide evidence of impact. Letter of recommendation from a current student.

Application Process
The application process for the 2024 Glandon Family Scholarship opens on February 21, 2024. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 3, 2024.  

2024 Glandon Family Scholarship Application


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2023        Jennifer Chubinski, PhD  
                Xavier University 

2022        Courtney Haun, PhD, MPH
                Samford University

2021        John Brady, DHA, FACHE
                Loyola University Chicago

2020        Joanna Brooks, PhD, PhD, MBE
                University of Kansas Medical Center