Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarships for Graduate Students:

The Institute does not currently offer scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students.

Applications for our 2016 Scholarship Program are now OPEN!

2016 Applications are available to download in the following forms:

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management currently offers three annual scholarships to graduate students who are pursuing a degree in healthcare administration or a comparable discipline. Information about these individual scholarships are available below.

Click on the title of any scholarship to learn more about it.

Transamerica Retirement Solutions Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship: $5,000


Available to first and second year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or comparable degree program (i.e., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA, MSN or BSN). Individuals must demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service and excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA). This scholarship will be awarded to two candidates each year.

Application Deadline:  January 11, 2016

Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship: $1,000tree


The Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in honor of Elliott C. Roberts, Sr., one of the nation's leading public hospital administrators. 

The scholarship is available to second-year graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to community service, excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA), and who demonstrate financial need. 

Application Deadline:  January 11, 2016


Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship: $1,000 The Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship recognizes graduate student leaders who represent ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds and is named in memory of Cathy L. Brock, Director of Operations for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research and Educational Trust. 

This scholarship is available to first- and second-year graduate students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare administration or a comparable degree (ie., MBA, MPH, MHA, MPA) who demonstrate an interest or commitment to a career in finance.  Individuals must demonstrate financial need and excel academically (minimum 3.0 GPA). 

Application Deadline:  January 11, 2016


Click here to meet our past Scholarship winners.

Additional Materials for Scholarship Applicants:

Diversity and Disparities: Parallel Challenges for 21st-Century Health Care

Where Should Diversity Reside For Maximum Effectiveness

For more information, contact Chris O. Biddle, membership & education specialist, at or (312) 422-2658.

Please Note: All completed applications, received by the deadline, for all available scholarships are reviewed and considered equally for scholarship award. Application for the scholarship does not guarantee award. The Institute for Diversity is under no obligation to quantify the scholarship award criteria beyond the language present on this website.


Updated: Sept. 10, 2015