ISHRM Educational Scholarship Program

    General Guidelines and Criteria

    In our commitment to support the professional advancement, development and continuing education of ISHRM members in the areas of risk management and patient safety, the ISHRM Educational Scholarship Program will award three scholarships as follows:

    1. Online CPHRM Preparation Course, CPHRM Exam Preparation Guide, Exam Fee and ASHRM Membership if not already a member (Total value $575.00)
    1. ASHRM University Course(s) of the recipient’s choice not to exceed $200.00
    1. One year ISHRM Membership and Annual Meeting Program Registration (Total value approximately $180.00)


    General Guidelines

    Scholarships will be awarded yearly with recipients announced each year at the Annual Meeting.


    To be considered for scholarships awarded at the Annual Meeting in June, 2019, application materials must be received by May 1, 2019.

    1. Scholarships are only available to ISHRM members in good standing.
    2. Decisions regarding the award of the scholarship are made at the discretion of the ISHRM Board of Directors and are considered final.
    3. Those currently serving on the Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.
    4. The ISHRM Board of Directors reserves the right to revise these guidelines at any time.
    5. Applications not received by the deadline date or those that are incomplete may not be considered.


    Applicant Criteria

    1. All applicants must be previously or currently employed at the professional level in the healthcare law, risk management, risk insurance, risk finance or patient safety management professions, or must be able to articulate that a career change to the field of risk management/patient safety is a desired professional goal.
    2. Student applicants must be currently enrolled in or accepted into an accredited program in healthcare, insurance, risk management or healthcare finance program.
    3. If currently enrolled and attending a qualified program, student applicants must maintain a minimum current or most recent GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0.
    4. Preference will be given to applicants with insufficient sources of funding to cover costs for professional development.
    5. Ability to demonstrate how newly learned methods will be applied to improve the organization’s overall risk management/patient safety program.
    6. The recipients must be present at the ISHRM Annual Meeting in June to accept the award.
    7. The award must be used within one year of receipt. 


    Post-Program Requirements 

    1. Recipients must provide documentation of successful program completion.
    2. The recipient of the CPHRM prep course and exam and the ASHRM University Course(s) will contact the President of the Board of Directors to coordinate payment and scheduling.
    3. Recipients will submit an article for publication on the ISHRM website, give a short presentation at an ISHRM program or networking event or agree to be included in an email communication, describing how attendance at the course(s) facilitated successful “hands-on” application of lessons learned.
    4. For marketing and promotional purposes, and if willing, applicants may be featured on the website or in other ISHRM materials.


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