Educational Programs



The Institute for Diversity in Health Management currently administers two educational programs. The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is a summer-long onsite, paid internship for currently-enrolled graduate students. The Scholarships Program is an annual educational scholarship program for graduate students with majors in Health Administration or comparable fields. You can learn more about these two programs, below.


Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

With an increasingly multicultural national population, diversity and cultural competency issues in U.S. health care have become even more critical.  The Institute’s Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is addressing those changes by building a pool of diverse future healthcare leaders.


The SEP gives MHA minority graduate students a real-world work experience. Interns are matched with appropriate health care facilities for a 10 week summer internship.  A volunteer executive from the host organization provides mentoring, support and career advice during the internship.  The Institute supports the interns, and program alumni, with leadership development education and ongoing networking and mentoring opportunities.  The Institute staff also facilitates the match between interns and host sites and provides orientation sessions for hosts and interns and detailed program materials.


The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an excellent pipeline for developing diverse talent. SEP interns are highly qualified future health care leaders who bring their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to their host sites and tackle meaningful work during their stay.


Click here to learn more about the SEP, including information about applying for the program and application deadlines.



Scholarship Program


The Institute is committed to helping diverse future health care leaders.  The Scholarship Program provides financial support to help fund graduate education for students preparing for a career as a health administrator in the U.S.


The Institute currently offers the following three scholarships:  the Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship, the Elliot C. Roberts Scholarship and the Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in Health Care Scholarship.  In order to be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must possess U.S. citizenship and must be currently enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. university or college.


Click here for more information about the current scholarships offered by The Institute by Diversity in Health Management.

For questions about either program, please contact Membership and Education Specialist, Chris O. Biddle at 312-422-2658 or at


*The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, financial status, or sexual orientation.

Updated: 11/13/13