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Amercian College of Healthcare Excutives – Scholarships

Each year the American college of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) offers up to a combined total of 20 Albert W. Dent and Foster G. McGaw Student Scholarships to students in the final year of a full-time healthcare management graduate Program
The Albert W. Dent Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for minority students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses. The Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses

Completed online applications are accepted by the ACHE from January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015. For more information go to ache.org/Scholarships and select either the ‘Albert W. Dent” or Foster G. McGaw link. http://www.ache.org/abt_ache/scholarships.cfm

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ACMPE Scholarship Winner

The American College of Medical Practice Executives recently announced that Christine Tibbs has been awarded the prestigious Andrea M. Rossiter Scholarship for 2014. The ACMPE scholarships are created for the purpose of supporting and promoting healthcare leaders’ personal and professional growth as a medical practice executive. The scholarship supports individuals who have demonstrated potential for contributing to the medical practice profession. Christine is a student in the Missouri State University Master of Health Administration program and is currently employed by CoxHealth in Springfield. Congratulations Christine!

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October SPMGMA Meeting

The Springfield Area MGMA meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 8th, at 11:30 am in the Foster Auditorium at Cox South.

please RSVP if you will be attending to either Kathy.Thompson@coxhealth.com or Michelle.French@coxhealth.com .

Guests are welcome! Bring your friends and introduce them to the professional development and networking opportunities the SAMGMA has to offer.

For more information about the SAMGMA, visit their website at: http://mgmaspringfield.com/

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The ACHE Postgraduate Fellowship & Diversity Internship

The American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity Internship was established to attract diverse students into the fields of healthcare and professional society management, and to further their postgraduate education. The three-month summer internship provides a chance for the intern to rotate through all major ACHE divisions and will be developed according to his or her special interests. Applications will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2014, and must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2014.

The Stuart A. Wesbury Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship was established to further postgraduate education in healthcare and professional society management. The one-year fellowship program will provide an opportunity for students to work in all major ACHE divisions. The fellowship program’s content will be developed around the fellow’s special interests, as well as in response to organizational needs. Attendance at ACHE seminars and conferences and key association meetings is part of the fellowship.

Applications will be accepted by the ACHE beginning Oct. 1, 2014, and must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2014.

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Missouri Health Executives Group (MOHEG) – Student Essay Contest

The Missouri Health Executives Group (MOHEG) Board of Directors is inviting future healthcare leaders to contribute to the literature of the field of healthcare management through its MOHEG Student Essay Award (M-SEA) competition. Any student currently enrolled in one of Missouri’s ACHE Higher Education Network (HEN) programs (including Missouri State University) eligible to compete for this award.

The main purpose of the M-SEA is to challenge students to develop thoughts about the system of health care delivery in the United States. The author of the chosen essay will receive $1,000.00 and be a guest of honor at the ACHE breakfast during the Missouri Hospital Association’s Annual Convention and Trade Show at Tan-Tar-A in the Lake of the Ozarks on Thursday November 6, 2014.

Guidelines:
The essay is to be an original composition on a topic to be chosen by the entrant. The essay should be of length between 800-1,100 words in Microsoft Word using a Times New Roman 12 font and 1 inch borders. Pages should be numbered. Footnotes may be provided in an appendix. Essays must be the work of one individual. Upon examination, any essay containing plagiarized material will be disqualified.

The centered heading should give the following information:
1. MOHEG Student Essay Award
2. Title of the essay
3. HEN Program in which student is enrolled and expected graduation date
4. Student name including prefixes and suffixes
5. Student contact information
6. Date of the essay composition
The essay should be submitted via the online form link:
MOHEG Student Essay Award Submission Form

Deadline is: September 12, 2014

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New MHA Alumni !

Please join me in congratulating MHA students Virginia Broce, Jeffrey Fair, Jinzi Fan, Kristina Gardner, Madison Harrison, Lynn Tenney, Kelly Weber, Jonathan (Andrew) Weiner and Whitney Wright on their May 2014 graduation. Well Done !

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The ACMPE Scholarship Fund

The ACMPE wants to remind you that applications for the ACMPE scholarship fund are now available on-line. Application deadline is June 1, 2014.

The ACMPE Scholarship Fund Inc. consists of 10 scholarships. “The program supports individuals who, by virtue of experience, current position and plans demonstrate potential for contributing to the medical practice management profession.” For more information please visit;

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Missouri State University Graduate College – Virtual Fair

If you have given thought to being a part of the Master of Health Administration program at Missouri State University, you may be interested in the Graduate College’s free Virtual Fair on Tuesday, April 22. During this event, you can chat online with our faculty. You’ll also be able to discuss application and enrollment information with Graduate College administrators. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about how an advanced degree at Missouri State can work for you.

Details
Missouri State University Graduate College Virtual Fair
• Tuesday, April 22, 2014
• This event is free, but registration is required.
• For more information, visit the Graduate College blog.
• If you have questions, contact Misty Stewart, Coordinator of Graduate Recruitment.

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David A. Winston – Health Policy Scholarship Program

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration has announced the renewal of the David A. Winston Health Policy Scholarship. This year ten $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. For Eligibility Criteria and Submission Requirements please visit the AUPHA website.

Applicants for the scholarship must apply directly to AUPHA on line at www.AUPHA.org\winstonscholarship and submit the following materials no later than April 21, 2014.

http://www.winstonfellowship.org/images/2014_Winston_Scholarship_Poster.pdf

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