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KHERF Scholarship

Encouraging Excellence is the focus of the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation's annual Hospital Employee Scholarship. In this competitive scholarship, the Foundation assists deserving individuals interested in improving their abilities to provide quality care in Kansas. Any individual who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited Kansas school for health care is invited to apply. Preference will be given to current hospital employees. Click here to access the guidance and application.

Scholarship Program Partners

The Kansas Association of Health Care Executives provides scholarships to individuals seeking a degree in health care administration.

To support those working in human resources, the Kansas Hospital Human Resources' Association provides scholarships to be given to individuals wanting to work in HR in a hospital setting.

The Kansas Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society provides a scholarship to an individual seeking a degree or certification in a technical Health IT-related field. 

Previous Recipients

In the 13th Annual Health Care Scholarship Program, KHERF partnered with the KHHRA, KAHCE, and the KHIMSS to provide 20 scholarships totaling $13,800. Sixteen honorable mention awardees also were named to serve as alternates.

KHERF received 267 applications from 228 individuals in 2014. Each application was considered by KHERF's Scholarship Review Committee according to established criterion. This year's scholarships were awarded in the following categories:

  • Administration
  • Faculty
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Master/Doctorate
  • Nursing
  • Other Health Care

Congratulations to the recipients and their hospitals. Follow this link for the press release and a complete list of recipients and honorable mention alternates.

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Mark your calendars for the opportunity to obtain HIT CE, and network with your friends across the state, and share experiences. For more information, contact Sally Perkins at (785) 233-7436.
For more information on this program, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) or Audrey Dunkel (adunkel@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this event, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHA Workers' Compensation Fund Board Meeting, contact Kayron Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.