MHA Student Scholarships
All MHA students upon acceptance will be considered for the following departmental scholarships. With support from our generous donors, the MHA Program was able to award $123,650 in scholarship funds to MHA students for the 2015-2016 academic year. ##% of MHA students from the classes of 2017 and 2018 received departmental scholarships for the current academic year. Scholarship recipients are announced each year before August 1. If you have any questions about departmental scholarships, please contact the Program Director.
A.D. Williams Foundation Scholarship
The A. D. Williams Scholarship is presented to students who demonstrate, by virtue of high scholastic attainment and professional performance, unusual promise and ability. Character, motivation, intellectual curiosity and realization of the opportunities for intellectual development will be considered in the award, which is made at the end of the first academic year.
Bon Secours Richmond Health System Scholarship (merit and leadership)
This award was created to formally recognize and expand upon an existing relationship between the Department of Health Administration and Bon Secours and an employer and supporter of health administration students. The scholarship includes in-state (or the equivalent amount for an out-of-state student) tuition, plus a stipend and employment during the academic years and summer.
Carl Fischer Fund (leadership)
The friends and associates of Carl Fischer, former Chief Executive Officer of the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, established this endowment to honor the excellent leadership Fischer provided to the hospital. This fund supports students with an interest in health care administration.
Class of 2006 Scholarship (need and merit)
Established by the fundraising efforts of the MHA Class of 2006, this award is conferred biennially to recruit and sponsor graduate education in health administration for promising leaders. Students must have a minimum overall undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.3 and display some financial need.
Commonwealth of Virginia Graduate Fellowship Award (need merit leadership)
These awards are presented to graduate student(s) with high academic and professional potential. Preference is given to residents of Virginia, and financial need is considered.
E. L. Derring Scholarship (need and merit)
This award is funded yearly by Elwyn L. "E.L." Derring (MHA '58) and is presented to a second year student with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and needing financial assistance.
Elmer Lee Farnsworth Fund (merit and leadership)
This fund was established by Dr. Stephen S. Mick in memory of his father, Elmer Lee Farnsworth, a World War II veteran. This scholarship is awarded to a second-year MHA student who demonstrates an exemplary personal character, an excellent academic performance, unquestioned motivation to be a leader in health administration, and a strong service orientation for high quality patient care.
Ham Flannagan Scholarship Fund (leadership)
This fund was founded through the generosity of the friends of William Hamilton "Ham" Flannagan, honorary alum, a long-time supporter of the Department of Health Administration and mentor to literally dozens of departmental graduates. The fund's objective is to support students making a firm commitment to excellence in health care administration.
HCA Scholarship for Emerging Health care Leaders (merit and leadership)
HCA Health care established the HCA Scholarship for Emerging Health care Leaders in order to formalize a partnership with the Department of Health Administration in recruiting emerging health care leaders. These scholarships, supported through an endowment, will pay in-state (or the equivalent amount for an out-of-state student) tuition and may cover additional expenses. Funds are employed to attract exceptionally well-qualified students as defined by previous academic performance, work experience and leadership roles.
James Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship Fund (need)
The Fleetwood Scholarship Fund is a memorial to James M. Fleetwood Jr., an honorary alumnus, preceptor and long-time friend of the Department of Health Administration. The fund's purpose is to honor his memory with scholarships to support MHA students needing financial aid. Preference is given to students from rural areas or those who have an interest in rural health care.
J. Stephen and Miriam Lindsey Scholarship (leadership)
The award is funded yearly by Stephen Lindsey, an honorary alumnus, and his wife, Miriam, and is presented to students who demonstrate a strong interest in improving patient care.
Sherry Kohlenberg Scholarship (merit)
The Sherry Kohlenberg Scholarship was established in 1994 to recognize and encourage leadership of graduate students in the field of risk management within health services administration. In 2004, the Sherry Kohlenberg Scholarship was endowed to recognize and encourage leadership of women graduate students in the field of health services administration. The Kohlenberg Scholarship is a merit scholarship providing financial assistance to exceptional women graduate students who are in their second year in the MHA Program.
Stuart D. Ogren Scholarship Fund (need, merit, and leadership)
The Stuart D. Ogren Scholarship Fund was established by institutional members of the Virginia Hospital and Health care Association, and Ogren's friends and colleagues in 1990. The fund honors Ogren, a former president of the Virginia Hospital Association. During his distinguished career, Ogren made significant contributions to the effective provision of medical care services in the Commonwealth and the formulation of health care policy in the Commonwealth and the nation. These scholarships, supported through an endowment, are available to students in the entering class for one year only. Funds are employed to attract exceptionally well-qualified students as defined by highest academic performance and Virginia residency or attendance at Virginia schools.