Institute Scholarships & Applications

The Institute Applauds its 2010 Scholarship Recipients

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is pleased to announce the 2010 recipients of the three prestigious scholarships under its management.


Cathy L. Brock Memorial Scholarship

Ming Ming Liu will enter the MBA program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in the fall of 2010 with a concentration in health care administration and delivery.  Ming Ming earned a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, where she achieved a GPA of 3.95 and received the university’s Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Scholarship.  After serving as a diesel systems engineer with General Motors, she began her career in health care as a systems analyst at Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Health Services, where she saved the organization over $2 million by helping to improve customer satisfaction, data integrity, and reporting.


Christopher Williams holds a master of public health with a focus in epidemiology from Tulane University and is currently enrolled in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Doctor of Public Health Leadership Program.  Christopher has spent nearly ten years in the health services industry, serving in the areas of quality improvement and general consulting with eQ Health Solutions (formerly Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc.).  He has conducted research and advised health care organizations on issues ranging from diabetes self-management to health information technology, and he has spearheaded multiple projects designed to improve care for Louisiana’s underserved populations. 

Elliott C. Roberts Scholarship

Allison Au is a recent graduate of George Washington University’s Master of Health Service Administration and Leadership Program and is a 2009 Summer Enrichment Program alumna.  Allison is a decorated scholar and young health care leader, having received the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Gibbs Scholarship, and the National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition Award.  She has completed internships at numerous leading health care systems, including Gorman Health Group, the Colorado Hospital Association, and the Veterans Administration Illiana Health Care System, where she served as a SEP intern last summer. 


Alfred (Freddy) Koenig is a first-year graduate student at San Antonio’s Trinity University, where he carries a 3.85 GPA in the Master of Health Care Administration Program.  Freddy graduated with a degree in biology from Texas A&M University in 2004, after which he cultivated his interest in health care management as a laboratory and medical technician, first at Texas A&M, and finally at a local allergy treatment clinic.  In 2007, Freddy and his brother founded Koenig Personal Fitness, a wellness and nutrition consultancy that continues to serve clients throughout the San Antonio area. 

Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in HealthCare Scholarship

Click HERE to meet our 2010 Diversified Investment Advisors Leaders in HealthCare Scholarship recipients.


Enhancing Health Care Scholarship Through Diversity

The future success of health care management rests on the availability of qualified candidates. Increasing the role of minorities in health care management is becoming a critical factor in providing quality and safe healthcare for our communities.

As a part of its mission, The Institute is committed to increasing the number of people of color in health services administration to better reflect the increasingly diverse communities they serve, and to improve opportunities for professionals already in the health care field.  

Since its inception in, 1992, the Institute and its partners have provided over 120,000 in scholarships to minority graduate students enrolled in accredited health care management and service programs throughout theUnited States. To support the educational development of healthcare leaders, The Institute continues to provide scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Institute scholarships are available to first and second year graduate students enrolled in an accredited healthcare administration and services program as defined by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. All applicants must provide proof of US citizenship (e.g., birth certificate or passport). Other eligibility requirements may vary with each scholarship. Please click on the link above for additional information regarding a specific scholarship.

Contact the Institute for Diversity at (312) 422-2630 for additional information about our scholarships and programs.

Selection Criteria

  • Leadership Potential
  • Academic Achievement
  • Non-Academic Achievement
  • Commitment to Health Care Administration
  • Financial Need
  • Overall Professional Maturity

Articles of Interest to Scholarship Applicants

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

-Where Should Diversity Reside For Maximum Effectiveness


If you have questions, please e-mail with your name and contact information.