Corris Boyd Scholars Program

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.


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 (August 2015, December 2015, August 2016 and December 2016).  Students enrolled in accelerated programs will not receive the 2nd year installments until the dates noted above.

The application for 2015 is now closed.  Please check back in early 2016 for information on the 2016-2018 Corris Boyd Scholars Program. 

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of award, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements (no exceptions):
  • Have applied and been accepted into an AUPHA Full Member master's degree program for start in Fall of 2015 (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 
  • Have US citizenship or permanent resident status

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Leadership qualities
  • Academic achievements
  • Community involvement
  • 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)


For inquiries related to the Corris Boyd Scholarship, please contact Lacey Meckley via email, phone (703) 894-0940 x122, fax (703) 894-0941 or mail to: 

Corris Boyd Scholarship
2000 14th Street N, Suite 780
Arlington, VA 22201
Fax: 703.894.0941

About Corris Boyd

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